Surviving corn mill Open Day - North Highlands regeneration continues

As we welcome our President His Royal Highness to open our restored project - the historic Caithness cottages; we begin another project in the same area - demonstrating our commitment to the North Highlands.

Everyone is welcome to attend our Open Day on the 1st August at John O'Groats Mill - it is not usually open to the public and we are delighted that we can begin to explore options of how to ensure its survival and that this impressive building play a key part in the regeneration of the North Highlands. The mill is the only one of its kind still surviving - with its historic contents and machinery still intact. It stands as a proud reminder of the area's corn industry and we are looking to use this heritage to create something sustainable - an active, engaging space that benefits local residents.

We are working closely in partnership with the North Highlands Initiative to ensure that our work restoring the area's built heritage is carried out in the wider regeneration context - joining up the physical environment with tourism, industry and enterprise to ensure the communities in the North Highlands are fully supported.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, says: "This impressive mill is one of the last of its kind and is the only one left with its historic machinery intact; its heritage is a key part of the region's social and economic history. It is however in need of restoration and our Open Day is set to explore possible sustainable new uses that will save its historic fabric and benefit the community."

Read more about the Open Day of this wonderful site on BBC News.