Stanley Mills, Stanely, Perthshire. A historic cotton mill from the industrial revolution. It was producing yarn until the mid 1970s. The last time I was there was when I was doing my MSc in architectural conservation in the early 90s. It was a wreck. This was a real joy to see for me, even if there were many flats created in the mill range in the distance. Better a building in use than not at all.
Although not strictly a dilapidated building, it was. Now it has risen from almost certain ruin and is run by Historic Scotland. Also, it isn’t strictly heritage in stone since it is built largely from brick but……
This is a panoramic shot with three portrait shots stitched together. Handheld.
So, here for comparison purposes (and for memories if Liz, Ismini, Courtney, Nessa, Isla and Scott see this) here is the picture I took on my first visit. If only I had taken far more.
Stanley Mills complex comprises many listed buildings. For example, the gatehouse is listed category B (HB no.4485), the Bell (or west) Mill (seen on the right) is listed category A (HB no. 4486) and, the East Mill (in the centre) is also listed category A (HB no. 6690).