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Turning Mill

The Turning Mill is a short distance downstream from the Sawmill and operates on the same water supply from the Feugh. The Mill was built in the 1830s by the Duncan family and continues to be operated by David Duncan, the fourth generation of his family to work the Mill. The Duncans have always paid a ground rent to have the Mill on the site and this continues to be the case, although BCT reduced the amount to a nominal sum when it became the landlord.

The Turning Mill involves a kiln building, smiddy, generator shed and other sheds, as well as the Turning Mill building itself. The Mill is a Grade A listed historic site and BCT works with David Duncan to carry out restoration projects as part of conserving the Mill and maintaining its operation. In 2011, David Duncan completely renewed the kiln room roof as part of his on-going conservation and maintenance of the Turning Mill. Traditionally, herring barrel bungs and brush heads were amongst the main products made at the Mill. Nowadays, David Duncan mainly produces spurtles and other domestic utensils, including tattie mashers and rolling pins

Turning Mill Products

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