Business Opportunity at the Mill

Due to the retirement of the current tenant of the ground floor at the Mill, The Board is now seeking expressions of interests from anyone who is interested in taking on the space, which includes the riverside terrace.  The space is currently delivering a café/restaurant and gift shop however we are open to other practical and sustainable ideas.  The ground floor tenant also maintains Front Desk services for the Mill and the Tourist Information Service, which would remain part of the lease.

Built in 1788 as a cotton spinning mill, the Mill is at the heart of the Gatehouse story and as a visitor centre its main remit is to interpret and present both the history of the Town and its surrounding area for visitors and locals alike.  However it also has a programme of exhibitions, talks, music and other events throughout the season.  Along with the town story and the Faed Gallery on the middle floor, the top floor has The Bookshop Gallery and the very popular Garvellan Books.  Visitor numbers to the Mill on average around 40K per annum, and together with the great location this represents an opportunity with enormous potential.   

The Board is looking for tenants who will engage with the Mill as a project and feel part of it as we develop and drive forward what the Mill has to offer, building on its rich heritage and that of the town and the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area.  If this appeals to you and you have a great idea we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Ken Smyth on 01557 814458 or email Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.