Barony Mill, Orkney

There has been milling at this location for 300 years.  In Orkney at one time there were about sixty mills in operation.  About half were small “click”mills and the rest were large two or three stone mills.  Now the Barony Mill is the last working water mill in Orkney.  The present mill was built in 1873 and has operated continuously since then.   Orkney Islands Council owns the mill but leases it to the Birsay Heritage Trust (a Scottish  Barony Mill MillstonesCharitable Incorporated Organisation – SCIO) who have operated it on a commercial basis for twenty years.  Our core business is the production of Beremeal ( an ancient form of barley) and we are the only place growing the crop and producing it into beremeal.


Visiting Times : May-September  11am-4.30pm             

 Small charge for a tour. 

Directions: The mill is signposted.  See map: Google Maps

Products:  Beremeal is sold locally and throughout Scotland and we hope soon to sell into England and Wales. We also produce oatmeal, oat flakes and bere malt for brewing.

Shop: We sell our products on site along with biscuits etc with beremeal made by local bakers.

Mail Order. Mail order facility through our website      Barony Mill Orkney beremeal


Barony Mill, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LY

Phone  01856 721439