A JOHNSTONE man has captured the remains of the town's iconic Paton's Mill as demolition work begins. 

Jake Boyle of The Flying Jocks travels across Scotland to explore places of interest and films them on his drone and camera.

In his most recent video he returns to the Paton's Mill in Johnstone to see what is now left of the site.

He said: "It's a sad site to see as the demolition teams have now moved in to tear down what is left for a future development.

"Only some parts of the building are still standing the rest have been tour down and history gone forever."

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Jake also recorded footage of the mill last year ahead of its demolition.

Built on the banks of the Black Cart River in 1782 by the Corse and Burns Company, Paton’s Mill was once a thriving textile plant in the heart of the town.

The A-listed building, believed to be the world’s oldest surviving machine factory, was badly damaged by a blaze in 2013 and has since lain in ruins. 

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The site clean-up is already under way by Barratt Homes and expected to be complete towards the end of the month.

The porter’s lodge, close to the front entrance gates, and the generator house, within the wooded area will both remain on the site. 

All other structures will be removed and replaced by a new housing development and retail park.

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