Exhibition spotlight for Peter Scott mill

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A new Textile Towerhouse exhibition is giving Teries the chance to discover the history and heritage of the local mill ‘Pesco’.

Story boards, images, historical garments, authentic brochures and Peter Scott & Co memoribilia are all amongst the items on show at the free Tower Knowe exhibition, which is due to run until April.

The museum’s Richard White explained: “The exhibition traces the story of the firm from its founding by Peter Scott himself in 1878, right through to the present day. The exhibits show how the mill’s high-quality knitwear has evolved.”

He went on: “The fine underwear Peter Scott made in the Victorian era transformed into the sought-after fashionable outerwear of the 1920s and 1930s which established the reputation of Pesco Sportswear – from comfortable combinations to classic pullovers and twinsets. Examples of these are on show in the exhibition.”

Adding: “Peter Scott has maintained its identity and reputation for quality and design right up to the present day and this is showcased in a display of contemporary catwalk designs.”