Back in September 2022, BCT were delighted to welcome SPAB, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, to volunteer at Finzean Watermills. The volunteers received tuition from experienced craftspeople in carpentry and masonry skills and used this to help with repairs and maintenance on the mill buildings and structures.
Work involved repairing the wooden guttering on the Sawmill and re-pointing the lime mortar below the ramp. The group also started making spare paddles for the wheels and repairing the handrails to enable better access around the site.
It was a great week, good to get so many people involved with the mills and their care and our thanks go to SPAB, the volunteers and also the Millers and their families and all the local people who got involved in the catering, camping facilities, ordering materials and much more – thank you to all!