IHBC’s features ‘Heritage from the (Borders) doorstep’: Former Scottish Borders textiles mill which sold under Ballantyne brand up for sale

A former major textiles mill site in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, which sold cashmere around the globe under the Ballantyne brand has been described as being ‘suitable for a variety of commercial uses or residential development’, is being put up for sale, writes The Herald.

… four-floor mill building was constructed in 1788…

… retained buildings were B-listed…

The Herald writes:

The former mill sold cashmere around the globe under the Ballantyne brand.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, which is bringing the Brodies Mill and outbuildings to market, noted they were “on a self-contained 0.9-acre regeneration site”.

The four-floor mill building was constructed in 1788 by Alexander Brodie and was subsequently added to in a piecemeal fashion over the 19th and 20th centuries, to become Caerlee Mill, Innerleithen’s largest employer making and selling cashmere around the world under the Ballantyne brand.

Shepherd said: “Following the Caerlee Mill site’s final closure in 2013, a number of later additions were recently demolished to create the adjacent residential site….”

It noted the retained buildings were B-listed and “lie centrally located within Innerleithen and a short walk from the town centre”.

Whiteburn’s managing director, Eve McCurrich, said: “We have had preliminary discussions with a number of interested parties, including a mountain bike innovation centre, and are now ready to see a viable and complementary use emerge for these buildings, compatible with the character of our Caerlee development as well as the village of Innerleithen….”

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