Milling Matters – Four Fabulous Lectures - 1st Feb 2022 to 3rd May 2022

In the run up to the Milling Matters Weekend Conference the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Scotland and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust are pleased to present a series of four talks. The talks will cover a range of topics including community projects, case studies and the process of milling. Each session will also include a Q&A.

Talks will be held once a month from Tuesday 1st Feb. Each session will be held online between 12:00-13:30pm on the scheduled day and can be booked through the SPAB website. Talks are £5 for SPAB members and £6 for non-members. You can also purchase the block of four at a discounted price.


The Programme

Tuesday 1st Feb – 12:00-13:30pm

John O’Groats Mill Trust
Rognvald Brown

Rognvald Brown, chairman of the John O’Groats Mill Trust will present this talk about the experiences of the Trust in developing their ideas and overcoming various technical issues with re-establishing a traditional flour mill.

He will be joined by Chris Bowes of McGregor Bowes Architects (Project Architect and Principal Designer) and Bryony Robinson (Mill Trust Development Manager) for a Q&A at the end of the talk.

Find out more and book tickets here.
Image ©Rognvald Brown

Tuesday 8th March – 12:00-13:30pm

Lifecycles of Textile Mills
Mark Watson

Mark Watson of Historic Environment Scotland’s Conservation Team will present some of his wide-ranging research into the lifecycle of a textile mill, from original construction through use, managed decline, eventual adaptation and re-use.

Find out more and book tickets here.
Image ©SIHS Eric Watt Collection

Tuesday 5th April – 12:00-13:30pm

Dusty Mill: Dusty Miller
Karl Grevatt

Charlecote Mill is a traditional flour mill situated in Warwickshire. In 2012 Karl Grevatt, joiner & SPAB Fellow, joined a long line of past millers, taking over after the previous miller retired. Karl will talk about how he came to milling and how he proudly maintains and keeps Charlecote Mill running for his customers, the public and for the preservation of these centuries old buildings that for so long have been at the heart of their communities.

Find out more and book tickets here.
Image ©Charlie Budd

Tuesday 3rd May – 12:00-13:30pm

The Challenge of Saving Rosefield Mills
Luke Moloney

Luke Moloney of Dumfries Heritage Trust will present the background to the Mills, and explain the Trust’s vision for breathing new life back into a small section of this vast complex of former textile mill buildings.

Luke will be joined by other members of the trustees during the Q&A session.

Find out more and book tickets here.
Image ©Hugh Bryden/Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust

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