Ver­dant Works

The Scots Magazine - - Focus On… Dundee -

THE only ded­i­cated jute mu­seum in the UK tells the story of Dundee’s tex­tile in­dus­try. The old­est part of the works is High Mill, a three-storey build­ing trans­formed from a derelict shell into a stun­ning ex­am­ple of Vic­to­rian ar­chi­tec­ture that is now a bright and open space cater­ing for ex­hi­bi­tions and cor­po­rate events. But the essence of Ver­dant Works is the chance to trans­port your­self back in time to the days when the jute in­dus­try was boom­ing. The 19th cen­tury cob­bled court­yard does that in an in­stance, but the sights and sounds of a Vic­to­rian mill give ex­tra au­then­tic­ity. You’ll learn how jute was har­vested in In­dia and came to Dundee to be made into sacks, car­pet-back­ing, twine and mat­ting. Ver­dant Works is only 10 min­utes’ walk from Dis­cov­ery Point. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.dun­dee­heritagetrust.co.uk

Ex­plore Dundee’s jute his­tory

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