About Benholm Mill
Benholm Mill in Kincardineshire, Scotland, is a restored and
fully working water-powered meal mill. It is sited in ancient
woodland near Johnshaven (13 miles south of Stonehaven), by
the farmlands of Sunset Song country - made famous by local author,
Lewis Grassic Gibbon. It featured as Long Rob's Mill in the
television serialisation of this novel.
This is a watermill museum as well as a Visitor Centre. Please
come and explore the millpond riverside walk and enjoy our home
cooking in the tearoom or by the riverside waterwheel or amongst
the flowers in the cottage garden.
The Mill of Benholm is the only surviving traditional
water-powered meal mill in Aberdeenshire. Restored to
running order, the mill is situated in a delightful rural
setting with gardens and ancient woodland.
The first documented evidence of milling at Benholm dates from
the 13th century. Today's existing machinery and milling
process are fully explained through the interpretation panels in
The production of this website has relied heavily on the efforts
of others, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank those
who have assisted in providing the content we have used. These
Aberdeenshire Council, for allowing us to avail
ourselves of the content of the Mill of Benholm Booklet, written by
Lesley Miller, and beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Hallewell.
This booklet, printed by Halcon Printing of Stonehaven is available
for purchase in the Mill Tearoom;
Clark Simpson, for the historical background
given in his "The Bridges over the Burns of Benholm" booklet, as
well as for his other, unacknowledged material;
We'd also like to thank the many unnamed photographers who have
generously provided their photo collections for use on the website,
as well as any person or persons who might accidentally feature in
If anyone has any concerns regarding any content of this
website, please contact us, and we will review your
We would also like to thank the many, many people who took part
in the renovation project at the Mill during the 1990's, without
whose efforts the current project would not be possible. And of
course most of all, our thanks to all the current and future staff
and volunteer staff at the Mill of Benholm.
New Signs Erected
We are delighted to report that we have been able to erect a
complete new set of signage at the Benholm Mill. Read More
Thanks to the generosity of the Awards for all scheme, there are
a wealth of training opportunities available to volunteers at the
Mill. Read More
The deadline to enter NEOS 2010 is now closed - If you did
create an account, we urge you to check over it, proof it, send in
your image and payment.
Thanks to everyone that signed up this year!