During the 18th and 19th-century, limestone was quarried locally at Tomphubil and transported to Strathtay. There, it was rendered down to make fertilizer and mortar. Around 1865, someone decided to build a large kiln at this location instead. The kiln was constructed into the hillside.
The quarried limestone was broken into small pieces then loaded into the pot of the kiln. It was then alternatively layered with wood or peat and fired. The ash and quicklime were then drawn off through the draw arch.
The kiln went out of use in the 1900s and now sits as an abandoned reminder of this beautiful location’s industrial past.
Know Before You Go
There is a large, free car park just below the kiln, ideal for exploring the area.