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Finzean Wood Mills

Three individually unique 19th century water-powered wood-working mills still survive in Finzean: the Sawmill and Turning Mill, which form a single integrated mill complex, and the Bucket Mill.

These mills are the only ones of their kind to survive anywhere in Scotland and each mill is a Grade A Listed historic site of national importance. Their individual importance is all the greater because they have survived as a group within a mile of each other on the Feugh, and are still within their original native pinewood setting. However, what is especially outstanding about the mills, is that they are all still operating and producing their traditional wooden products.

BCT became owner of the mills in 1999 to safeguard their future and has carried out extensive repairs and restoration work on the mills over the years since then. The continued operation of the mills is an essential part of their conservation and BCT works closely on this with the two part-time millers, Stan Moyes at the Bucket Mill and David Duncan at the Sawmill and Turning Mill. Maintaining the machinery, buildings and other structures involved in the mills, as well as the skills necessary for their operation, is a major long term challenge for BCT.

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