Lower City Mills

We have just embarked on an exciting new chapter in our story: moving our headquarters to existing office accommodation within the A-listed Lower City Mills in Perth. The Trust’s move has been supported through lease of the building by Perth and Kinross Council on benevolent terms to support its repair and help secure a sustainable future for the Mills through enhanced use as offices, heritage attraction, and building conservation centre.

The Project and The Vision

“Leading the way in the long-needed conservation of the building and making the mill accessible to the public once again”

As a rare historic asset, the mills have significant potential to contribute to Perth’s wider cultural offer as a modern city. We have a vision for a sustainable new future for the building and are developing a project to repair the historic fabric of the building and record and restore its internal machinery. The project will also aim to deliver traditional building skills and other heritage-related opportunities for the public, and while the mill won’t re-open as a working mill visitor attraction in the short-term, the project will afford public access to the mill machinery and associated exhibition space and will create a conservation ‘heritage hub’ with the Trust’s offices at its core.

A key aim of the project is to engage the people of Perth in uncovering the full history of the mills. Please contact us if you have any information, stories or photographs relating to the mills at any stage of its use – including the 1980s restoration.

Take a Virtual Tour

Whilst we work toward making the mills physically accessible to the public again, why not take a virtual tour of the building and marvel at the machinery preserved within this remarkable gem of Perth’s industrial heritage.

COVID-19 Operations Statement

Trust staff are largely home-working until further notice. Please note contractors/deliveries requiring access to Lower City Mills should arrange with a member of staff. We continue to deliver many of our projects and services, however, some work has been postponed or redesigned. Please ensure all enquiries are directed to staff via email as monitoring of office telephones, and mail, is reduced.

General enquiries can still be made using the Contact Us page.