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Summer Heritage Skills workshops for children

The past few weeks we have really enjoyed meeting and working with the young heritage crafters who attended our summer workshops. We created wooden looms for weaving, carved with soap and wood, learnt printing techniques, created handmade books and crafted bows and arrows from freshly cut wood! Thanks to the Penicuik Community Development Trust for… continue reading »

Penicuik’s Carbon Challenge Hub opens

Penicuik’s Carbon Challenge Hub opened on Saturday in John Street . The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project is delighted to be collaborating with the Penicuik Carbon Challenge (Penicuik Community Development Trust managed project).This project is funded by Keep Scotland beautiful with the aim to support the Penicuik community to become more sustainable through everyday actions that… continue reading »

Paper Prisons.Penicuik and the Napoleonic Prisoners of War

Sean Watson , the PHRP Archivist has produced a paper on the French prisoners of war who were imprisoned in Penicuik Paper Mills in 1811.The story is illustrated with cartoons about sea battles, the forced march from Edinburgh to Penicuik and escaping from the mills . See attached paper : http://penicuikheritage.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/French-Prisoner-Article-docx-from-sean.docx See cartoons below :

The Penicuik Handy Guide

This Guide was published in 1900 by John P Thompson a Penicuik Chemist.It promoted the health benefits of the town , located in an attractive setting below the Pentland Hills with easy transport links (it had a railway at the time). The guide praises Penicuik , branding it as a health resort. The Archivist for… continue reading »

Replacement stone carving

Work is continuing on the restoration of Penicuik Town Hall . Some of the original red sandstone facing on the building needs to be replaced with new stone to match . One particular decorative carved stone panel is in such poor condition that a new stone carving will replace it . Ashwood Scotland Ltd the… continue reading »

Newsletter No 4, Spring 2021

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 »

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