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 .
The Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street Penicuik have their Christmas window decorated and the original post office letter box is available for letters to Santa to be delivered !!!!
The third of our Heritage Craft sessions was very creative with participants working on a variety of projects from traditional lace making, embroidery and Fair Isle knitting. The process of crafting promotes links to the past and also conserving for the future. Members of the group are delighted to share their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm… continue reading »
Improvement work will start on Penicuik Town Hall on the 23rd November 2020 and will complete at the end of June 2021. The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project (PHRP) has grant aided enhancement and restoration work to the roof and external stonework of the building. The renewable energy work to provide a new combined heat and… continue reading »
Heritage Craft sessions will take place at Penicuik Town Hall weekly , every Tuesday up to the 16th December .Up to 6 people will be able to take part in line with Covid rules and regulations. The crafts will include Calligraphy,knitting,making models and decorations . The idea is to explore traditional crafts at this time… continue reading »
The conservation architects Simpson and Brown and Quantity Surveyor Kenneth Ferguson have very kindly donated their time free of charge to produce a Condition Report and Cost Plan on the structures in the churchyard. This includes, The Hearse House, St Kentigern’s Church Tower and walls , The Clerk Family Mausoleum and the churchyard stone boundary… continue reading »