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TITLE
Golspie Mill
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_027_1381
PLACENAME
Golspie
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15232
KEYWORDS
mills
productions
milling
buildings
waterwheels
Golspie Mill

Golspie Mill is one of the few traditional water-powered mills remaining in production in Scotland. The Countess of Sutherland had a flour mill built in Golspie in 1814 (or 1816) and a meal mill was built nearby in 1863. The two mills worked together until the 1920s when the earlier mill was abandoned. The meal mill continued milling until the 1950s. The meal mill, at the north end of the village, was restored to working order in 1992. It now produces specialist meals and flours and can mill up to four hours a day. It is powered by the Big Burn.

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Golspie Mill

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

mills; productions; milling; buildings; waterwheels

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Golspie Mill is one of the few traditional water-powered mills remaining in production in Scotland. The Countess of Sutherland had a flour mill built in Golspie in 1814 (or 1816) and a meal mill was built nearby in 1863. The two mills worked together until the 1920s when the earlier mill was abandoned. The meal mill continued milling until the 1950s. The meal mill, at the north end of the village, was restored to working order in 1992. It now produces specialist meals and flours and can mill up to four hours a day. It is powered by the Big Burn.