It was built in 1792 by George Dempster of Skibo with the aim to improve social and economic conditions in this area and as an alternative to clearing lands for sheep.
It’s hard to imagine what people in 1792 thought when they first saw the ambitious project of a cotton mill at Spinningdale. The idea was devised by George Dempster in conjunction with the Balnoe Company. Robert Burns referred to. . .