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Scottish mill fans: we need you to help us save a record of our milling heritage

The Great British Mill Race: Send us your Scottish mill pictures.

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The Great British Mill Race – a competition where you can help us update our Mills Database by sending us your pictures and information – is now up and running.  Send us information and pictures for any mill or mill site, from anywhere in the UK.  The Race will be running until National Mills Weekend 2017.  Over the summer, we’ll be focusing on different areas of the UK in turn to help us focus the search. 

Visit to take part in the Great British Mill Race and follow us on social media using #gbmillrace

This week we’re focusing on the mills of central Scotland.   We want our mills database to be as up to date, accurate and useful as possible.  

  1. Can you help us update our information for these mills?
  2. Can you tell us if these mills still exist? 
  3. Do you know of mills in these areas not listed on our database?

Everyone likes a mill picture – right?

The picture below is of the waterwheel at Richmond Mill, Huntly, Aberdeenshire  – do you have a more up to date picture of this mill?  

Our mills database is seriously lacking in Scottish entries.  Currently our Scottish records relate mostly to Aberdeenshire, thanks to a wonderful collection of images given to us by Jim Woodward-Nutt.

So can you help us update our records by sending us pictures and information relating to Scottish mills?  ​Please send us your Scottish mill pictures and information – we look forward to receiving your entries to the Great British Mill Race.  Next week, we’ll be focusing on the mills of mid Wales.

Image at the top of this post: Item JWNC-09769 – Mill of Murtle, Aberdeenshire.