Driving back from Eden Mill, along the A914, I spotted 3 pagoda roofs in the distance. A wee nosey about revealed that the building, long since converted into housing, was once the site of Priestfield Maltings.
Not knowing anything about them, I made a pot of tea and got myself on to the interweb to find out…
The maltings was owned by the Bonthrone family, who also owned Auchtermuchty (also known as Stratheden) distillery nearby (from 1829 to 1926). Priestfield Maltings was owned later on by Scottish Malt Distillers and operated until 1968, when it closed and the company moved to more cost effective, centralised malting.
The buildings were left disused until 1996 when the conversion to flats commenced.