Eskmills office development is situated within the attractive coastal town of Musselburgh, attached to Edinburgh but actually in East Lothian. It comprises a group of fine decorative stone faced Victorian mill buildings, overlooking a large central courtyard area, and which once housed a thriving cotton fishing net manufacturing business that exported throughout the world. They were home to the first large scale mechanised production of fishing nets in the World following the invention in 1812 of the first net manufacturing machine by Colonel James Paterson, who had retired to Musselburgh to work on his inventions...
Now, after many many years of neglect the buildings are being impressively restored creating a totally unique setting for a variety of new ultra modern offices. A thriving business community of over five hundred people now exists at the Eskmills office development and the final stage is due for completion at the end of 2005 and will be available for office rental/lease.
As part of the range of celebratory events Eskmills decided to inaugurate a Hickory Challenge played over Musselburgh Old Course which, as our regular readers will know, is the oldest remaining playing golf course n the world.
Past Masters Old Links Golf were approached early in the proceedings to be the suppliers of clubs for the two day event on 15th and 16th September. The event was well supported and Eskmiills' Gavin McIntosh has now started organising the 2006 event which will be held this year at the end of June. Keep an eye on this site for more details.