The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project will deliver an ambitious training and engagement programme over the 5 years of the scheme .
There are three main elements to the training and engagement programme :
1.0. Training in traditional construction skills . This will provide the opportunity for home owners, building professionals,contractors and young people to gain experience of traditional building methods and techniques through workshops and on site training .
2.0.Community Engagement projects with local organisations with a history and heritage theme.This could involve schools and local community groups.
3.0.Working with the business community with Penicuik First to develop projects that will assist with the economic development of the town and promoting Penicuik as a destination.
More information will be available as the projects develop and events will be organised to engage with the local community .
Training plan providers now appointed
Two training plan providers have now been appointed to assist with the delivery of the project’s approved Activity Plan through a competitive process.
Edinburgh College has been appointed to deliver taster sessions/demonstrations/workshops in traditional construction skills for the two high schools, Beeslack and Penicuik High School.
Craig Frew Conservation Ltd has been appointed to deliver a number of sessions and workshops for contractors, building professionals, apprentices, home owners and others interested in traditional construction skills.
Please note that the training Plan programme has now been postponed due to Covid-19.Over the next couple of months it will be reviewed and updated with the training providers and a revised programme issued in the autumn .