Kilmallie Mill

Location type

Works

Names and dates

Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills (1966-2005)
Kilmallie Mill (2008-)

Served by the Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway).

Description

This railway served pulp and paper mill was important to the survival of the West Highland Railway giving rise to much purely Scottish rail traffic. Timber, paper, and oil were carried by rail.

The mill was opened to the west of Corpach by Wiggins Teape, financially assisted by the Government who planned to increase local employment. Construction began in 1963 and completed in 1966.

A siding entered the site from the east, Fort William Junction, direction. This siding turned through 180 degrees, fanning out into a yard, to serve the works. The works had a regular service from Crianlarich Lower goods yard.

The pulp mill closed in 1980. Rail traffic continued afterwards for the paper mill. The paper mill closed in 1991 with complete closure of the site in 2005. The sidings are lifted.

After clearance of the site and a period of inactivity a a major sawmill was opened. Although use of the railway is not made, the nearby pier is used. BSW Timber - Fort William

The nearby Annat Signal Box, which controlled level crossings, has closed.

Tags

Mill

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
10/11/2019



Dates

  /  /1980West Highland Railway
As the Pulp Mill at Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills, Corpach, closes much traffic is lost.

Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Mallaig Extension in B.R.Days

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Extension: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1