Part One . 1786 to 1813 . Why the Mill was built and why the Weavers played such a vital part in Scotland's changing society .
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Stanley is a town ( or perhaps a large village ) named after Lady Amelia Stanley, the daughter of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby. In the 1600s the area around Stanley was part of the estate of Earls of Atholl and was also the location of Inverbervie Castle. In 1659 the castle was renamed Stanley House in honour of the wedding of John Murray, 1st Marquis of Atholl and Lady Stanley. When the village was built in the 1700s it took the name Stanley after the nearby house.
No , it’s not quite in Strathearn but a close neighbour lying just north of the Fair City that is Perth . The Stanley Mills were founded over 200 years ago by a group of Perth merchants with technical and fi…