Tormiston Mill
Tormiston Mill
A late 19th century water mill, a good example of a type common in Scotland at that time. Tormiston was probably built in the 1880s. The waterwheel and most of the mill machinery are preserved. The iron wheel measures 4 metres diameter and drives three pairs of mill stones, located on the first floor of the mill building.
There is an interpretive display that helps explain the mill's history and how it was built to work. The mill is incorporated into the visitor centre for Maes Howe chambered tomb, which is located almost immediately across the A965. Visits to Maes Howe are by timed ticket only, on a reserved basis, so while you are waiting to visit the chambered tomb, it just makes sense to explore the mill!