Above - Bucket Mill. Below - Sawmill & lades    Photographs Jim Woodward-Nutt


Finzean wood-working mills

Grid reference: NO 578 912 & 591 916.
OS sheet: 44
Postcode: AB31 6NE
On the Forest of Birse road, W of B976 at Finzean, midway between Banchory and Aboyne.

Two sites comprising three mills with a total of four wheels:

  1. Bucket Mill. NO 578 912. A single storey, timber-built 19th century wood-turning mill, with a 13ft 6in start and awe wheel, restored in the 1980s, which made wooden buckets.
  2. Finzean sawmill & turning mill. NO 591 916. Dating from the early 19th century, comprisng three wheels; a sawmill with a 14ft 6in wheel, a turning mill with a 9ft 8in wheel, and a generator with a smaller wheel, all fed though an impressive system of lades.

Now owned by the Birse Community Trust.

Opening times 2017
The mills are only open by special prior arrangement.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Not open 

Birse Community Trust, tel. 01330 850200.


Web site
www.birsecommunitytrust.org.uk/ watermills/watermills.html