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 Charitable 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, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE, SHOP & MAIL ORDER
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.
Mail Order. Mail order facility through our website
Barony Mill, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LY