Trottick Mill Ponds Local Nature Reserve

Trottick Mill PondsThe Trottick Mill Ponds were built over 200 years ago to provide water for the Claverhouse Bleach Works - a finishing mill for linen production. Water from the Dighty Burn, which runs through Trottick Local Nature Reserve, was used to power a water wheel serving the linen mill. It was also used in the cleaning and drying processes of the factory.

The meadow area next to the ponds was used to dry huge sheets of material and kept short and clean for this purpose. This has meant that there are a huge variety of wild flowers present there today.