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29 April 2024

Stanley Mills to open doors for free to mark National Mills Weekend

Stanley Mills in Perthshire will offer visitors free entry on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May as part of National Mills Weekend.

An outside view of Stanley Mills on a cloudy day

Managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Stanley Mills, a former 18th century mill that closed in 1989, offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and see life behind the walls of one of Scotland’s best-preserved industrial sites of the period.

Jon Pagan, Monument Manager at Stanley Mills, said:

"We’re pleased to be taking part in this year’s National Mills Weekend and welcoming visitors for free behind the doors of Stanley Mills. The site is a fascinating visitor attraction and includes original machinery and interactive displays that tell the stories of those who worked here. Plus, there’s the chance to take part in additional mill-themed activities just for this weekend. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the region, as well as those from the Perthshire area to come and explore 200 years of industrial heritage in their local mill."

National Mills Weekend is organised by the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). 

National Mills Weekend takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, 10am to 4.30pm, it’s walk-up only and last entry is 4pm. Find out more about Stanley Mills and plan your visit.

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

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For further information, please contact:

Laura Ely
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
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