The PHRP Spring 2021 Newsletter is now published . This gives a brief summary of the Project to date with some highlights and issues affecting the project due to Covid 19.The results of the survey that was carried out last summer are summarized and the actions being taken as a result of suggestions made .Some… continue reading »
1-7 Bridge Street has been awarded a grant of £193,787.00 towards the cost of it’s repair and restoration . This historic building know as the Pen-y-Coe Press includes a printing works and community stationary shop on the ground floor , run by the Penicuik Community Development Trust , together with a small heritage centre with… continue reading »
The repair and restoration work being carried out to the Pilkington Buildings in Bridge Street are progressing well. Care is being made to ensure that the work undertaken is complying with current Covid rules and restrictions .The repair and restoration is of a high quality using materials and techniques to match the existing character of… continue reading »
Work has started on the stone restoration work to the Town Hall.The architect and the contractor’s stone mason have been inspecting the stone up close from the scaffolding .Each stone has been assessed in terms of it’s condition and whether it should be replaced with new or repaired and descaled . Some stonework will be… continue reading »
Penicuik Community Alliance has received Climate Challenge Funding (CCF) to support Penicuik to achieve net zero carbon.Rene O’Reilly and Liz Corke are the Project Offices appointed to deliver a programme in partnership with local organisations to promote and develop initiatives to help achieve the above.The PHRP is working in partnership with the project to make… continue reading »
Looking for something to do over the holiday period? Why not get some fresh air and discover some of Penicuik’s history by completing a puzzle in the Penicuik Explorer trail?Pick up a leaflet at Penicuik Town Hall reception, or down load the leaflet from the Penicuik Heritage Website ,complete the answers in the trail and… continue reading »
Today the group got creative with the art of pyography designing and creating unique Christmas tree decorations in wood. Also, the traditional craft of embroidery was explored with some beautiful books donated to the project. It has been a joy to spend time each Wednesday morning delving into the heritage crafts of Penicuik. Thank you… continue reading »
‘The second of the heritage festive wreath making workshops, using freshly foraged greenery, dried fruits and berries. The making of winter wreaths goes back 100’s of years when it was believed to protect homes in the dark mid-winter when hung on doors and over windows. It was the Victorians who introduced the Christmas tree… continue reading »
Penicuik Town hall now cloaked in scaffolding for the restoration of the roof and external stonework .
Heritage Craft sessions continue every week in the Town Hall , the topic was printing last week, this week it is wood carving .