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TITLE
Spinningdale cotton mill, by the shores of the Dornoch Firth
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0152
PLACENAME
Spinningdale
DISTRICT
Dornoch and Creich
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Creich
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32048
KEYWORDS
mills
factories
factory
cotton
ruins
ruin
postcards
Spinningdale cotton mill, by the shores of the Dornoch Firth

This postcard shows the mill buildings at Spinningdale, on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth.

Built around 1790, by George Dempster (owner of Skibo estate) and David Dale, the cotton mill was located here to lessen unemployment and poverty within the area. The site was ideal for producing cotton, as it offered a damp climate, a nearby burn for water power and was close to the sea, for importing the raw cotton. However, due to unreliability in the workforce during lambing, harvesting and peating times, the mill was not successful. When fire broke out in 1806 and gutted the mill buildings, they were never rebuilt

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Spinningdale cotton mill, by the shores of the Dornoch Firth

SUTHERLAND: Creich

1930s

mills; factories; factory; cotton; ruins; ruin; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the mill buildings at Spinningdale, on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth.<br /> <br /> Built around 1790, by George Dempster (owner of Skibo estate) and David Dale, the cotton mill was located here to lessen unemployment and poverty within the area. The site was ideal for producing cotton, as it offered a damp climate, a nearby burn for water power and was close to the sea, for importing the raw cotton. However, due to unreliability in the workforce during lambing, harvesting and peating times, the mill was not successful. When fire broke out in 1806 and gutted the mill buildings, they were never rebuilt