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Barry Mill

Door open days

14 September 2019 (11am to 4pm)

15 September 2019 (11am to 4pm)


Peaceful Barry Mill might be a haven of tranquility 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 inside the mill and discover how engineering ingenuity provided a means to save the ‘daily grind’ of producing your own flour and meal. These ideas gave birth to the machinery of the industrial revolution. Learn how trade shifted from a bartering system to monetary exchange. See the different types of food that people have lived on over the centuries, and watch the wheel turn and machinery move every day the mill is open – just as it’s done for generations.

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


Key Information

Building Date: 1618

For more information, visit or call 01241 856761.

Where to find us

  • Mill Road
  • Barry
  • Carnoustie
  • DD7 7RJ