Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NC 89707 5498
289707, 905498


Dated 1820 and 1896. Distillery complex of two builds,

all rubble with tooled dressings. Centre L-plan, 2-storey

range with kiln with pyramidal slated roof topped with

pagoda cupola vent, in south arm, with mill room, boiler

house and stillhouse in long south facing elevation, with

tall, later iron banded brick chimney abutting north elevation. Datestone with joint Stafford/Sutherland arms in east gable;

bellcote with gilded weather cock at east gable apex.

3 parallel, mainly single storey, ranges, to south, with long

elevations facing east/west; 2 ranges comprise bonded

warehouses, 3rd includes various stores and former 2-storey,

3-bay house, now converted to industrial use.

To east, range of 7 parallel single storey bonded warehouses

dated 1896, with long elevations facing north/south, each

warehouse becoming progressively shorter in length towards

the north, the roughly triangular site being restricted by

the Clynelish burn to NE, each gable end becoming more

recessed, and stepped along the edge of the burn. Ball

finialled gables; West Highland slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Founded in 1819 by Sutherland Estate and "erected" for

$750. Enlarged in 1896 by Ainslie and Co. Modern distillery to

south of original complex not included in listing.




(1820) pp.28, 29. Plate 18. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL


About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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