Welcoming two porky visitors to Barry Mill

SOME porky visitors will be popping in to the National Trust for Scotland’s Barry Mill near Carnoustie for National Mills Day on Sunday.

Rocky and Coco are two fine pigs, adopted by the Friends of Barry Mill as their mascots.

The pigs will be the centre of attention and family fun at the A-listed water mill for this special event.

Rocky and Coco are local celebrities and were stars of the Dundee Flower Show in 2010.

A series of pig-themed events are planned, including a competition to guess the weight of a pig, as well as milling demonstration by master miller Peter Ellis.

“This will be a fun family event and we are grateful to the Friends of Barry Mill and their mascots for making it possible,” explains Peter.

“The mill is set in a lovely rural location which once would have been home to livestock just like Rocky and Coco.”

Peter has recently been featured in a National Trust for Scotland new media project where he shares his skill and expertise as a master miller. Find out more at www.scotlandsstories.com.

Barry Mill is one of the finest examples of an operational water-powered grain mill in Scotland.

National Mills Weekend is held annually on the second weekend in May and is promoted by the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings – www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk