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Forss Mills

Mills In Caithness

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Two early nineteenth century mills sit on either side of the Forss Water that is fed by a series of tributaries and kept flowing throughout the year by the water from some of the lochs to the south. Lochs Shurrery and Calder run out to meet Forss water ensuring a year round supply of water.  The drop in height at the spot and the volume and width of the river made it an ideal spot for two mills.  Situated in an extremely picturesque spot near to the Forss Hotel once a country estate house the area is a well known spot for anglers with a number of excellent places to catch fish.  The larger of the two mills has had the buildings restored with the external maintaining all of its Caithness stone and flagstone tiles on the roofing.   The building has been modernised inside and completely refurbished to a very high standard to make comfortable homes.   A smaller building to the rear has been restored using welsh slate. but few mils turned into houses can have a view of another mill on the opposite bank.  Perhaps the other one will be restored one day.  These pictures taken mainly in January 2002.

12 February 2002