Blair Atholl Watermill & Tearoom

One of the last working watermills in Scotland

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a delightful working water mill where stoneground oatmeal and flours are milled and sold.

The tea room serves fresh baking includes cakes, scones, a variety of breads, bagels and rolls as well as homemade soup and light lunches.

Everything is made fresh and from local produce where possible as they aim to provide simple wholesome food of a high standard. The baking is made from their own flour and is available to buy in our shop.

There has been a mill on the site since at least the 1590’s and it is one of the last eleven working watermills still operational 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 they stonegrind wheat and oats in the traditional manner. This helps retain the nutritional benefits of the grain as well as giving the produce a delicious nutty flavour. They produce pinhead, coarse, medium and fine oatmeal and coarse wholemeal, wholemeal and bread flour. The flour and oatmeal are used in their home baking as well as being available to buy in their shop.

Ford Road
Pitlochry PH18 5SH Scotland GB
Get directions
The Watermill closes during certain times of year. Please check their website for the most up to date information. Follow the signposts to Blair Atholl from the A9. At the junction with the Atholl Arms Hotel follow the signs to the Blair Atholl Watermill. The Mill is a short walk from the village bus stop and train station.