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Where There's a Mill, There's a Way

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Where There's a Mill, There's a Way by Philippa Gerrard
The Press and Journal, 25th August 2018

"Tucked down a single- track road in the middle of the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill is a place where time seems to have stood still.

The nearby Knockando Burn babbles away cheerfully, with views for miles and miles of nothing but trees and farmland, slightly browned by the unusually hot summer.

Everything is just as it might have been a year ago, 10 years ago or even 100 years ago.

Bumping down the path to the mill, some quaint buildings well-hidden from the main road come into view.

A traditional granite cottage is first, followed by a series of timber and stone sheds with bright red tin roofs, looking rather incongruous in the rustic scene.

Spinning and weaving for more than 230 years, the Knockando Woolmill holds the prestigious title of being the oldest surviving district mill in the UK.

Things look to be in pretty good shape considering their age..."

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