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A Time To Reflect | Where We Started

A Time to Reflect | Where We Started

The Montrose Rope and Sail Company was first established in 1789. Our business first operated from ‘The Old Ropey’ on Bents Road, Montrose hand manufacturing ropes and hand sewn sails for the local fishing industry.

‘The Old Ropey’ is a unique building, which still stands today. The main building, was built for the manufacture of long lengths of rope. Originally this was over 100 metres long and only four metres wide.

As we’ve grown over the years we eventually outgrew ‘The Old Ropey’ and in 2009 we moved into new custom build premises, where we operate from today.

Take a look through the below photos which show the fully functioning old building in the past, before we moved from these premises to the new building and where we operate from today.

Do you have any memories of ‘The Old Ropey’ in Montrose?

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Due to the current circumstances and uncertain challenging times, we have closed our manufacturing workshop at Montrose Rope and Sail ltd until further notice.

With being a family run business based in Montrose, the health and wellbeing of our staff, their families and our wider community is of utmost importance to us.

As our products are essentially made to order and all hand manufactured under our roof in Montrose, we have also closed our online shop until further notice.

We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and we will let you know when we are back up and running again.

Stay well & Stay safe.