PART of Carluke’s historic High Mill has collapsed but locals feel that this could mean that it will be restored to its former glory faster.
The 18th century mill has fallen into disrepair over the past few years.
But an enthusiastic group of Carlukians have come together to form the High Mill Steering Group, part of Carluke Development Trust, in the hope of restoring the building.
There were fears that the collapse this week could set the project back years but the opposite could be true.
Ken Fawell, of Clydesdale Mills Society, explained: “I think this is a blessing in disguise and can only enhance people’s impression of what a major loss the mill would be.”
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