Perthshire trout farm to reel in tourists with new visitor centre
March 21 2019
Plans for a new café, visitor centre and community space at a Perthshire mill have taken shape with the submission of plans by Studio East Architects.
College Mill Trout Farm is seeking to renovate the Victorian Beetling Mill, currently used as storage, in order to diversify the current business with a café and workshop to attract more visitors and locals.
Outlining the case for the build the architects wrote in a planning statement: “Situated within the mill, the Tickled Trout Café will offer a truly unique setting with the existing lade flowing through the mill along with information display boards and photos explaining the history of the Beetling Mill, local area and workings of the farm.
“The workshop, situated above the café will provide essential classroom space for visiting schools and community groups.”
The proposed work will entail fabric repairs to the slate roof, stone walls and new timber windows.