Posted on April 29, 2015 by Emma Nicolson
On the 9th and 10th of May, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings are hosting their annual National Mills weekend. The annual festival celebrates the UK's milling heritage and 'offers everyone the chance to visit windmills and watermills that are not normally open to the public and to take part in special events'. This year, Knockando Woolmill are inviting visitors to the Woolmill to hear from Nathaniel and Jolyon Havinden, who helped coordinate and carry out the restoration of the Woolmill's Victorian machinery and Waterwheel. On Saturday the 9th May Nathaniel and Jolyon will be in the Woolmill garden by the waterwheel, giving informal talks at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
To find out more about SPAB, and see what other events are happening in your area as part of the National Mills weekend, head to www.spab.org.uk
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Knockando Woolmill has always been at the heart of the local community. Listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, the mill has since maintained its traditions of spinning and weaving through generations of families.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.
Scottish Charity No. SC030167