The High Mill at Verdant Works Museum in Dundee has been officially opened. The revamped building contains an 1801 Boulton and Watt steam engine.

Dundee Heritage Trust completed the ambitious project to restore the once-derelict building and breathe new life into the premises.  The Boulton and Watt engine is one of only five of its kind surviving in the UK and is on loan from Dundee City Council via a partnership with Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Gill Poulter, Heritage Director of Dundee Heritage Trust, said the restored building was “a fantastic new cultural asset for the city”.

She said: “I would like to say thank you to the professional team and the numerous contractors who have achieved such an amazing result in such a short time. I would also like to pay tribute to our funders – the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and 23 other charitable trusts, organisations and individuals – who all had the vision to see the amazing potential of this site and the faith in our organisation that we could deliver it. Their support made this project possible, securing a sustainable future for this nationally important industrial heritage complex.”

More about the High Mill here.

The Boulton and Watt Beam engine at Verdant Works, Dundee. cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Allen - geograph.org.uk/p/5174450
The Boulton and Watt Beam engine at Verdant Works, Dundee. cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Chris Allen – geograph.org.uk/p/5174450

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