The first national mills conference, Milling Matters, ran on the weekend of 7-8 May 2022 and was a resounding success! Organised by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (Scotland) and hosted at Mercure Hotel and Lower City Mills, the conference delighted attendees with talks, discussion groups, pop-up cafe and bookshop, exhibition, rare access to Lower City Mills and a coach tour of local mills.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to:
Our speakers and discussion hosts, David Strachan (PKHT), Sian Loftus (Birse Community Trust), Gordon Black (Learning Hydro), Mark Watson (Historic Environment Scotland), Andrew Whitley (Scotland the Bread), Karen Mason (Warwick Bridge Corn Mill) and Helen Martin (New Lanark Trust), Colin Tennant (Historic Environment Scotland), Dr. Alisdair Bachell (University of Dundee), and Ian Mitchell Davidson (Chartered Surveyor and Heritage Consultant).
The amazing volunteers that supported us on the day (including students from Perth College UHI who stocked and helped run the café).
All groups and individuals who facilitated our access to the mills on Sunday (including Historic Environment Scotland, the Thomson family and Mr Tim Copeland).