Published: 04/09/2017 07:27 - Updated: 04/09/2017 07:32

Plans to develop historic Groats mill


The historic threshing mill at John O'Groats
The historic threshing mill at John O'Groats
PLANS are afoot to breathe fresh life into the historic corn mill at John O’Groats.

A trust has been set up with the aim of bringing the 18th century  building back into use as a community asset after lying  dormant for 16 years.

The trust also wants to try and get part of the mill working again and put on educational events for schoolchildren during the summer.

 It is holding open days this weekend to give the public a chance to see the building and to get ideas about its future use.

Trust treasurer Andrew Mowat says the  machinery is still in working order and that the trust would not like to see such an iconic building become dilapidated and end up beyond repair.

He said: “It’s a big building and has got lots of space and potential. It’s a     blank canvas for local folk to decide how to use."

The open days are being held on Saturday and Sunday from 11am  until 5pm.

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