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Niddry's Mill

The Fairafar Mill, also known as Niddry's Mill and Cockle Mill, sits in an idyllic position on the banks of the River Almond, a short walk upstream from the mouth of the river at Cramond, in Edinburgh. Records from 1676 show that this was originally a 'meal mill and a waulk mill'. It served the needs of local farmers and weavers by drying and crushing grain, and 'waulking' or fulling cloth in a power-driven fulling-press. It was converted into an iron forge by Carron in the 1770's. A huge weir was built across the River Almond around this time, which powered the mill's two furnaces and the tilt hammer via three large waterwheels. The mill closed in the late 19th century. These ruins are all that remain of the west forge. The horse drawn railway that ran from here down to the mouth of the river has now been converted into an attractive walkway. Almond Cockle Mill Cramond Derelict Edinburgh Evening Fairafar Mill Heritage Historic Industrial Midlothian Mill Niddry's Mill Old River River Almond Ruins Scotland Scottish Trees Walkway Water
Another shot of the Fairafar Mll at Cramond from Wednesday evening. Almond Cockle Mill Cramond Derelict Edinburgh Evening Sky Fairafar Mill Heritage Historic Industrial Midlothian Mill Niddry's Mill Old River Almond Ruins Scotland Scottish Trees Walkway