Places to visit

Barry Mill

Barry Mill

One of only a handful of mills still powered by water in Scotland

  • Visit a working water-powered corn mill.

  • Get a glimpse into the tough working day of the miller.

  • Watch grain being milled every Sunday.

  • Stroll beside the Barry Burn to see wildflowers and listen to the water.

  • Don’t miss the Barry Mill duck race, which takes place over the Easter weekend.

Peaceful Barry Mill might be a haven of tranquillity now, but it was once the beating heart of a 19th-century rural community. The water-powered mill produced oatmeal and animal feed, as well as providing work for local people, right up until 1982.  

Step into Barry Mill and discover the tough physical job of being a miller – sacking-up, hoisting and grinding the grains – and the ingenuity of engineering that kept the mill in business.  

Barry Mill is now one of only a handful of mills still powered by water. Rebuilt after a fire around 1814, it is probably the largest and finest example of its type still in operation.