The Perth & District Historical Society Presents:

Haggart Mill, Perth

The Haggart Mills, on Perth's Mill Street, amongst the town's most important industrial complexes in its day, operated between 1817 and 1964, when it burned. At its peak, it included a flour mill, sawmill and carding mill. Its most famous owner, John Haggart, MP and Cabinet Minister, was instrumental in the resurrection of the Tay Canal, which ended at his flour mill. His beautiful home still stands beside the mill site.

This gallery contains some of the results of producing a photographic record of those mills that are still standing, to document the remains of this wonderful heritage that provided so much to the economy in the early days of the region. You can learn more about these mill by viewing the report "Mills of the Tay and Area" which you will find on the Tay Canal and River History Page.

The main source of these was a project of the Lanark County Camera Club, in 2005, in cooperation with the Friends of the Tay Watershed Association. The photos were taken by Ralph Buttrum; Paul Sturmey; David Zimmerly; Graeme Crab; and Gary Webster.

Copyright Notice: These photos are the property individual photographers (credited on the photos). Please contact us for permission to use them.

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An aerial view of the area of the former Haggart Mills in Perth; Dam, front centre, in the original location; only the mill's foundation remains, beside dam; Haggart house and yard centre; Little Tay River across top; former Bolt Factory on the Little Tay centre. 2005 Interpretive sign located at the site of the former Haggart mill, in front of Haggart house and dam. 2005 The remains of the foundation of the Haggart mill, beside the present dam, Mill Street, Perth. 2005

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