Penicuik centre and paper mills before 1800

The Esk at Penicuik and Cowan & Co.'s Valleyfield Mills around 1835

Mr and Mrs Gladstone arrive at Glencorse station to meet Midlothian electors


Campbell Douglas's original proposals for the Cowan Institute 1893


Penicuik Station                                                                               Eskbridge Station      Jim Neil  

                                              more images of Eskbridge


Penicuik and Alex Cowan & Co.’s Mills, April 1964   Roger Kelly


Penicuik and Alex Cowan & Co.’s Mills, March 1952

Cowan & Co's Valleyfield Schools

Click for Valleyfield Schools Regulations & prices of work (19thcentury)


more Cowans images

F. T. Pilkington's Woodslee House off Bridge Street.      unprotected by listing and –like the mills- now demolished

F.T. Pilkington's Bridge Street & South Kirk beyond  Alan Campbell

Library & Reading Room (before it moved to the Institute) and Blacks confectioners in Bridge Street designed for Cowans by F.T. Pilkington 

John Street brass foundry before closure in the twenties. Two of these men emigrated to Canada

Penicuik House ablaze, June 1899

Garden front at Penicuik House    Penicuik House Trust

Brunstane Castle upstream from Penicuik House

Pentland Hills from town centre February 2006

Old shopfront at 21 High Street

St Mungo's Kirk at the head of Penicuik High Street

In the High Street, January 2006

In the High Street

In the High Street, January 2007

In the High Street, May 2007

Cowan Well, Penicuik Arts Centre and the Belgian consulate

Le tout p’ti restaurant, High Street


John Street precinct


Penicuik’s old West Street shops have become houses


Naismith’s Coronation clocktower      Old tower of St Mungo or Kentigern


Thomas Hamilton’s monument to Napoleonic prisoners of war at Valleyfield  



Images of Eskbridge    more Cowans images


Penicuik Railway images






CORNBANK: Penicuik’s Radburn estate from the 1960s


The Lost Garden of Penicuik


Penicuik Town Hall exhibitions and displays


Penicuik GREATS


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