Going strong since the 19th Century!
Murthly's original sawmill was built in the 19th Century and was water-powered by a series of articifially-created lochs: Robin's Dam, Rohallion Loch and Stare Dam, which flows out into the Mill Dam. This loch system provided power controlled by sluices for the original sawmill at Byres of Murthly, built three storeys high in the shape of a meal mill. The ground floor housed the waterwheel machinery, the first floor the sawing operation and the top floor a workshop.
The present mill was established in the mid-1970s and is owned and operated by Murthly Estate, with timber sourced mostly from the local area.
Currently we are expanding our range of domestic timber applications (e.g. garden fencing, decking etc.) to complement existing agricultural wood products.
In 2021 or early 2022 we plan to install PV panels so as to power the sawmill almost entirely with renewable energy during the late spring and summer months.