The Old Mill, Killin an iconic site set beside the Dochart Falls is a valued asset to the village of Killin, the community and visitors
The Old Mill, Killin is an unusual three-storey rubble building, built about 1840, at the north-west corner of the Bridge of Dochart, Killin. Last used as a Tweed Mill, it had formerly been a meal mill. It stands on a traditional site that has been occupied by a succession of meal mills over the centuries. The earliest is said to have been erected by St Fillan, who came from Ireland to bring Christianity and for generations his healing stanes have been kept at the mill.
A B listed building, the mill is set beside the Falls of Dochart and Inch Buie Island in this wonderful conservation area
The Mill is the only example of five mills that stood in the Killin area and in relatively good condition. It was used by the Scottish Tourist Board until the Autumn of 2011 and is now a vacant property owned by Stirling Council. The Council are keen for the local community to take on this iconic building as the mill is a landmark and plays a very important role in the character and appearance of the Killin Conservation Area in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
The trial done we are now moving on from March 2013 with a lease whilst we seek funding.
Our project is to get the lade repaired and Get the Wheel Turning is now completed.
We are now working on finding grant funding to develop the building. You can see plans of our proposed development on this page.
We need to raise a lot of money to make repairs, which would be in the region of £65,000 to £70,000 and part of this is already being met by Histtoric Scotland and we are waiting to hear from the Big Lottery. We will not know if we are successful with BIG Lottery funding until further into 2014, in the meantime we need to 'Get the Wheel Turning' and repair the lade before the wall colapses and are looking for additional funding for this project (see projects for more details). We then need to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance of the building, initially by the thrift shop on the ground floor, with Arts and Crafts for sale and exhibition on the second floor and Tourist information. We also hope to receive donations to help keep us going and at the moment we can accept cash and cheques. Any surplus monies in the future will be used by Killin & Ardeonaig Community Development Trust, for the benefit of the village.
We are closed at present
Old Mill, Killin
Get involved by joining with us by:
- Donating items for sale
- Displaying your arts & Crafts
- Visit this wonderful place
- Visit this great little village
- Visit our mill, shop and gallery
Picture of the Mill before refurbishment and rebuilding of the wheel by Stirling Council. Jointly Funded by Stirling Council, Loch Lomond and Trossachs Trust and the community of Killin