Production Specifics

McRostie have a variety of leather cutting and finishing machines in house. Their workshop is fitted out for leather of a minimum of 2.5mm in thickness. It is not suited to fine lightweight materials. McRostie are happy to work with projects ranging from bespoke one offs and sample production through to small and medium runs. They also offer a bespoke repair and restoration process.

Turnaround Time4-6 weeks
Starting Cost£100 - £500
Production Access By appointment
File TypesAny


British Bridle Leather British Harness Leather


Pattern Cutting Hand Stitching Machine Stitching Embossing Burnishing Polishing Edge staining


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Works With

Large Businesses
Small Companies
General Public


Bespoke 1-offs
Short Run
Medium Run
Large Run

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Company History

McRostie was established in 1887 as a traditional harness maker and saddlers' ironmongers in Glasgow. In the 1980's the Campbell family bought the company and formed McRostie of Glasgow Ltd in 1986. Today all of their products are made in their workshop based in the outskirts of Glasgow, using the traditional craft skills of the harnessmaker and with many of the same tools that were used over 100 years ago.

Client List

International Highland Wear Stockists
International Mail Order Companies

Contact McRostie

ContactColin Campbell
Phone+44 1505705030
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AddressThe Harness Room, Bowfield, Howwood, Johnstone, PA9 1DB, Scotland
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