Two Scots mills introduced again to life following £2.6m lottery funding

TWO historic Scots mills are to be introduced again to life as neighborhood hubs and customer sights after securing lottery funding.

The Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded as much as £2.6million to neighborhood pushed mill restoration initiatives, primarily based greater than 200 miles aside.

The previous John O’Groats Mill on essentially the most northerly tip of mainland Scotland, and Carluke Mill which occupies a website close to the centre of the busy Lanarkshire city in Scotland’s Central Belt.

Idea artwork for the restoration mission. Credit: The Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund.

The mills could also be lots of of miles aside however the communities’ ambitions for them are very shut collectively.

Traditionally a mill would have been on the centre of neighborhood life not simply offering meals and employment but in addition as a gathering place and hub.

One vital distinction between the mills is that John O’Groats is aa watermill whereas Carluke is believed to be Scotland’s final remaining windmill.

John O’Groats Mill Belief has secured as much as £1,599,576 assist from the Heritage Fund to transform the previous corn mill, which closed in 2001 after 250 years of operation, right into a heritage customer attraction and neighborhood venue.  

Carluke Growth Belief is main on the Carluke Excessive Mill and ONECAN Group Rising and Studying Backyard which has secured Heritage Fund assist of as much as £1,019,127.

The Belief, together with plenty of associate organisations from the area people and additional afield will rebuild the A-listed mill’s three historic buildings and develop the location as a heritage attraction, neighborhood studying hub and extra.

Chair of Carluke Growth Belief Tom Sneddon stated: “Carluke Growth Belief are delighted that funding has been acquired to assist rebuild the historic buildings on the Excessive Mill and to develop a heritage website, neighborhood backyard and hub.

“The Mill has been a function of the city panorama for lots of of years and it has lengthy been an ambition to revive it for the advantage of the neighborhood. 

“The Belief has labored with people and teams throughout our city to develop these proposals and this monetary help will allow the creation of a tremendous neighborhood hub and customer attraction.”

Honorary President of Carluke Parish Historic Society (CPHS) Christine Warren stated: “Carluke Parish Historic Society, based in 1979, has at all times promoted the significance of our Excessive Mill.

“The mill was used to draw  individuals to the city in an 1817 handbill and now 200 years later, it is going to as soon as once more draw individuals to Carluke, will promote our city’s wealthy heritage and can present all kinds of alternatives in expertise coaching, volunteering and employment.

John O’Groats Mill Belief Chairman, Rognvald Brown stated: “We’re delighted to have acquired this vital award from The Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund to allow us to deliver the mill again to life as a neighborhood venue and customer attraction. 

“The mission will result in significant change to this distant and rural neighborhood the place services are scarce and can as soon as once more enable the mill to turn out to be a gathering place for the entire neighborhood. 

“Our mill is especially particular as all of the equipment is undamaged and in working order, our mission consists of any essential repairs so we are able to preserve it that method, and this essential piece of rural industrial heritage will as soon as extra assist the native financial system and might turn out to be accessible to all.’

Heritage Fund Scotland Director Caroline Clark stated: “This month we launched our new 10 12 months funding technique and these two initiatives encapsulate most of the key values on the centre of it.

“They purpose to guard these essential items of our social and industrial heritage, and put them on the coronary heart of contemporary neighborhood life.

“The 2 Trusts are pushed by spectacular ranges of ambition to attract on their native heritage to create one thing of actual worth to native individuals and guests right this moment and for future generations.

“It’s because of Nationwide Lottery Gamers that we are able to assist these initiatives and others that profit individuals, locations and our pure setting.”

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