Blair Atholl Watermill

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This is a delightful working water mill dating back to 1590’s where stoneground oatmeal and flours are milled and sold.

In the tea room our fresh baking includes cakes, scones, a variety of breads, bagels and rolls. We also serve homemade soup and light lunches.Everything is made fresh and from local produce where possible as we aim to provide simple wholesome food of a high standard. The baking is made from our own flour and is available to buy in our shop.

History of the Mill

There has been a mill on the site since at least the 1590’s and it is one of the last three operational watermills in Scotland
The mill was kept working until 1929 when it ceased production mainly because the traditional mills could not compete with the new industrial mills which were being built.

The mill was then used as a store until 1977 when restoration work was begun by John Ridley with the help of the last miller’s assistant who could still remember the old mill. John Ridley retired in 1993 and it then passed to James and Mary Bruce, parents of the current owner.

You can view the mill and see how we stonegrind wheat, oats, rye and spelt in the traditional manner. This helps retain the nutritional benefits of the grain as well as giving the produce a delicious nutty flavour. We produce pinhead, coarse, medium and fine oatmeal and coarse wholemeal, rye and spelt flour, and wholemeal and bread flour. All the grains that we mill are used in our bakery and are available to buy in our tea room.

We mill whenever it’s possible- Blair Atholl Watermill is fed from the River Tilt and as a spate river we rely on the water level for milling.

Blair Atholl Watermill
Ford Road
Blair Atholl
PH18 5SH


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