The Bucket Mill, Finzean
The water-powered Finzean Bucket Mill is a unique Grade A listed historic site. It was built by Peter Brown in the 1850’s to make wooden buckets, or pails, using timber from the Forest of Birse.
The Bucket Mill has been operated by three generations of the Brown family. The current miller, Stan Moyes, took over the running of the mill in the 1970’s. In 1999, Birse Community Trust became the owner of the mill and Stan Moyes continues in his stewardship role.
The Bucket Mill will not be operating during Doors Open Days, but the skills are very much alive in the miller Stan Moyes, who is semi-retired. He learned how to operate a water-powered mill from David Duncan at the Finzean Sawmill and Turning Mill, a mile east along the River Feugh.
Doors Open Days offers a rare opportunity to access the mill for a guided behind the scenes tour - booking required.
Book your tour here.
Tour times: 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm