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Barry Mill, Carnoustie
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Barry Mill is a working Category A listed watermill in Barry, Angus in eastern Scotland. It is owned and operated by the National Trust for Scotland as an educational tourist attraction. Situated in a secluded area beside the Barry Burn (the watercourse, which provides its power), the mill lies about half a mile north of the village of Barry, near the town of Carnoustie. It is a three floor building, containing a meal floor (basement), a milling floor and a top (or "bin floor"). A site for several mills since at least 1539, Barry Mill was commercially operational until 1984; it was then restored, and has been operated by the Trust since 1992. It was threatened with closure in March 2009, but has remained open due to local support, and the securing of external funding.OperationWhen in operation, the mill processes oats into oatmeal. (Oatmeal being a staple foodstuff, that in the past commonly formed part of the basic diet in Scotland.) Originally, the oats arrived in sacks from the neighbouring farms and had already been threshed. (There is an example of traditional threshing machine on display at the mill.) The oats were then dried in the mill's peat-fired kiln and then sent down a chute to the meal floor to be collected in sacks again. Today the oats arrive already processed, but the rest of the milling continues in the traditional style.
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  • We were blessed with beautiful weather on the day we visited, and to be the only visitors that day. The guide gave us a personal tour of the mill once she had switched it on by diverting the mill lade...  more »
  • We visited Barry Mill with our three young children aged 6, 4 and 3. From the moment they arrived they were absolutely fascinated! We were met by the current Miller and his enthusiasm was infectious! ...  more »
  • The history behind the mill is very interesting and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. It was amazing to hear the mill is still able to function as it once did and produce flour which have...  more »
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  • This is a really cool and educational place to visit. My kids really enjoy the rat hunt and wandering through the old mill.
  • Beautiful & Peaceful.. Dream place to be
  • Well worth the visit