The rougher texture of this coarse organic oatmeal lets the nutty oaty flavour through. It is perfect for those who like their porridge with a slightly chunky texture. It also makes excellent skirlie. Coarse oatmeal is also know as steel cut oat groats or pinhead oatmeal. Steel cut oats add texture to porridge, soups and crumbles. Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into only two or three pieces. They are more yellowy and golden than oat flakes and are not dissimilar to broken rice. Steel-cut oats are also called coarse-cut oats, pinhead oats or Irish oats. Many people confuse Scottish Oats or Scottish Oatmeal with steel cut. However Scottish Oats are steel-cut oats that have been first steamed and then ground into an oatmeal.
Golspie Mill is one of very few traditional water-powered mills remaining in production in Scotland. Built in 1863 as an estate meal mill, it was fully restored in 1992 and has been producing specialist meals and flours using traditional methods (and renewable energy!) ever since.