7 & 8 May 2022: Scottish Mills Weekend with SPAB Scotland & PKHT

7 & 8 May 2022: Scottish Mills Weekend with SPAB Scotland & PKHT

A celebration of all things Milling in Scotland with Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Milling Matters – Scottish Mills Weekend

Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2022
Location: Mercure Hotel, West Mill Street, PH1 5QP, PERTH
Time: 9am onwards
Cost: EARLY BIRD OFFER – £95 for Saturday & Sunday
Available until 18.00 on 15 March 2022

Full ticket – £110 (Saturday & Sunday)
Saturday only – £75
Booking Closes at 18.00 on Friday 21 April 2022

SPAB Scotland and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust are thrilled to invite you to the first ever celebration of mills and milling in Scotland, to be held in Lower City Mills, Perth and with visits to mills in Perthshire.

The event will be held on National Mills Weekend and will be packed with interest, covering many aspects of mills from industrial heritage to bread making and hydro-power.

Saturday starts with a selection of short talks in the Mercure Hotel Perth, formerly Upper City Mill, and which has some remaining elements rare to molinologists..  Topics covered will include looking after mills as a community trust, heritage grains & breadmaking, micro hydro-power, the Scottish textile industry, looking after mill machinery, and a short history of Perth Lower City Mills given by PKHT director David Strachan.  We will visit Lower City Mills in the afternoon, and hope to engage delegates in a lively discussion about the future of mill conservation and heritage milling and it’s associated skills in Scotland.

Sunday continues with a coach trip in the scenic Stanley, Blairgowrie and Rattray area to watermill sites not normally open to the public, and where we will take a scenic walk along the River Ericht. Further details will be advertised when confirmed.

Click here for more details of the event and to book your place


Four Fabulous Lectures

Date: 08/03/2022 – 03/05/2022
Location: Online
Time: 12 noon – 1.30pm
Cost: £18 for Members or £21 for Non-members

If you missed the first lecture, don’t worry! An email link to the recording will be provided if you buy the joint ticket to watch the others live / at a later date. 

SPAB Scotland are pleased to present this series of 4 lectures in the run up to our Milling Matters – Scottish Mills Weekend on 7-8 May 2022.  Tickets for the following lectures can be bought indiviually by following the links, or as a block booking via the link below.

Click here for the programme of events in the lecture series and to book your place