Coming to Penicuik :           .

in the second half of November 2013

 

Friday 15 November 2013

The Lost Garden of Penicuik

  

  

Friday 15 November 7.30, Penicuik Town Hall, High Street , Penicuik EH26 8HS

Roger Kelly shows the tale of one of Britain’s finest flower, fruit and vegetable gardens. Built as an 1870s exemplar of productivity, with an international arboriculture reputation, the garden survived economic downturns, doorstep disaster and two world wars.  Family-run in later years till trade changes led to its decline and disappearance, now a 50 year food and restoration project by local people has begun.

Tickets at door £4 (£2.50 concessions or in advance from Pen-y-Coe Press, 7 Bridge Street, Penicuik EH26 8LL telephone 01968 673767 Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm Website www.lostgarden.co.uk/previously

 

Sunday 17 November 2013

Vault Singers of Penicuik

 in Dunfermline Palace Undervault

Palace Undercroft 

Sunday 17 November   3pm-4pm Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PD

In this impressive palace west of the old Abbey cloister, home of James VI of Scotland and his queen, Anna of Denmark, birthplace of their son Charles I, we sing simple harmonic chants to show the attractive acoustic of the undervault.  Some Danish palaces of this era contained acoustic vaults for musicians.

Building in care of Historic Scotland.  Performance free but attenders require Palace entrance from HS at door: Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60. Wear warm clothes.  Under cover, but vault has open windows, no seating inside and numbers within at any time may be limited.  Chants have a religious basis.  Singers 01968 677854 Website www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/vaults

 

Friday 22 November 2013

Granton Castle’s Strangely Forgotten Walled Garden

  

Friday 22 November 7.30, Penicuik Town Hall, High Street , Penicuik EH26 8HS

Kirsty Sutherland shows us the story of a surprising and ancient survival, the forgotten walled garden of Edinburgh’s now-demolished Granton Castle. Its history spans the centuries back through Mary Queen of Scots and beyond. Its resilience endures and can play a part in community regeneration. Chaired by Grace Ellis of the Garden History Society.

Free tickets at door, donations in aid of hall fees, GHS and saving the Granton Castle Garden.   Website www.lostgarden.co.uk/previously

 

Sunday 24 November 2013

Vault Singers of Penicuik

in Crichton Collegiate Church

Sunday 24 November  3.15pm-4.30pm at Crichton Church near Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5XA

Founded in 1449 by William Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland for a college of men and boys to sing for his soul till the end of time. Vaults Singers sing simple harmonic chants here every four weeks to show the attractive acoustic of this collegiate space built for voices.  We also sing at the other similarly endowed college spaces nearby: Seton and Rosslyn Chapel (crypt)

Building in care of the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust..  Performance free, donations may be made to the Trust.  Chants have a religious basis. Singers 01968 677854 Website: www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/vaults

 

Friday 29 November 2013

Edinburgh’s MP  & Penicuik’s papermaker

Friday 29 November 7.30, Cowan Hall, Town Hall,  High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS

Historian Don MacLeod brings the flesh-and blood character of Edinburgh MP and Penicuik papermaker Charles Cowan vividly to life. Gregarious and generous, Cowan helped found and sustain the Free Church, which from nothing in its first 50 years had to build 730 new churches, 400 manses, 500 schools and a new theological college, and pay the salaries of all its clergy. Chaired by Roger Kelly of the Penicuik Trust.

Tickets at the door £4 (£2.50 concessions) or in advance from Pen-y-Coe Press, 7 Bridge Street, Penicuik EH26 8LL telephone 01968 673767 Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm   Website www.kosmoid.net/previously

 

Previously (Scotland’s History Festival) Partner for these 2013 events: Penicuik Community Development Trust:

contact Roger Kelly 01968 677854  roger@kosmoid.net;;

 

 

 

What came to Penicuik           .

back in November 2011

 

 

 

About Saving the Mill

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                             .

-people & places in time

Friday 18 November 2011 at 7pm reception, exhibitions,  talk 7.30-9pm

Powerhouse of Practical Enlightenment

 1700-1900 and beyond

with Roger Hipkin & Roger Kelly  Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

Ticket price £5 (£3)  01968 677854 roger@kosmoid.net   www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/upcoming

The dispersal of practical enlightenment from this area around Edinburgh began with the foundation of a papermill at the start of the seventeenth century, growing with an unparalleled spread of ideas through the medium of its paper in for example Scottish bibles, Burns’ songs, Scott’s novels, Turner’s paintings, banknotes, account books and stamps. It led to industrial developments in Russia, Finland, Canada and Japan, and through its technical developments and efforts for removal of paper duty, to Edinburgh’s eminence as a centre for book and magazine production and educational publishing. It also provided the economic wherewithal for public welfare investment at home and transatlantic infrastructure investment on a large scale, and for ethical, scientific and cultural resonances which continue to the present day. Roger Hipkin and Roger Kelly have been co-ordinating efforts to identify and secure permanent recognition for these local achievements at Bank Mill, Penicuik, in the last remaining buildings associated with these worldwide innovations.

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                             .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Saturday 19 November 2011 exhibition 10am-2pm

Scotland’s Planning Legacy

No charge for entry  Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS   

Cafe with home made cakes and soup.  01968 677854  roger@kosmoid.net    http://www.kosmoid.net/planning/legacyintro

This exhibition originally prepared for the 80th anniversary of the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland, shows some of the origins and achievements of Scotland’s approach to place-planning and some  key figures involved along the way.

See below for a related talk in Penicuik on the evening of Tuesday 22 November and an Edinburgh showing for the exhibition in the Saltire Society rooms off the Royal Mile during the day on Wednesday 23rd

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                             .

-people & places in time

Saturday 19 November 2011 7pm reception, exhibitions  talk 7.30-9pm

Liszt in Scotland

Derek Watson introduced by Bill Fearnley at  Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

Tickets £7 (£5)  01968 677854 or 01968 673992  roger@kosmoid.net and peniwork@fsmail.net  www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/upcoming

2011 marks the bicentenary of Franz Liszt.  Following in the footsteps of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Paganini, Liszt made a remarkable tour to Scotland as a young man, of which we will hear an entertaining account. His progress through this country was recorded by one of Liszt’s entourage, the talented John Orlando Parry, in words and sketches which bring the discomforts of ferries, coaching, inns and early railways vividly to life.  What was the legacy of this visit?   Four people close to Liszt had Scottish connections: the eminent conductor Hans von Bülow directed a season in Glasgow, and left a lasting mark on Scottish music-making in several visits; Liszt’s pupils Eugen d'Albert and Frederic Lamond were both born in Glasgow and became world famous piano virtuosi; and Liszt’s friend the composer Sir Alexander Mackenzie, born in Edinburgh, was important in musical education and, along with those of d’Albert, his works are being rediscovered.  Derek Watson has gathered rare and interesting material about these Scottish connections, providing opportunities for musical and visual illustrations of Liszt's life and extraordinary influence. Derek is well-known as a bookshop proprietor. He is also a talented pianist, author, composer, actor and public speaker. An acknowledged expert on Liszt, he brings immediacy, humour and colour to his talks. 

 

 

 

in Dunfermline Palace                             .

-people & places in time

Sunday 20 November 2011 introduction and singing 3pm-4pm

Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PD

Palace Undercroft 

Singing in Dunfermline Palace undervault

Vault singers of Penicuik at Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PD

Performance is free but attenders require Palace entrance Adult £4.00, Child £2.40 by Historic Scotland, (concessions £3.20) palace 01383 739026 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk   

 singers 01968 677854 roger@kosmoid.net   http://www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/vaults

After the Reformation, King James VI built this impressive new palace to the west of the old Abbey cloister. It became the home of his queen, Anna of Denmark. King Charles I was born here in 1600, the last king to be born in Scotland. With James and Anna’s departure for London in 1603, royal attention waned and the palace fell into disrepair. 

Dunfermline Palace is a building of enormous interest and Vault Singers sing simple harmonic chants here every four weeks throughout each winter. Although known as the kitchen vault, the building’s association with Anna of Denmark reminds us that some Danish royal palaces of the time contained acoustic vaults for musicians.  The vaults singers demonstrate the attractive acoustic of this place.  Warm clothing required. Although under cover, sides of the vault are open. There is no seating inside the vaulted space and numbers within at any one time may be limited.  Chants  have a religious basis.

 

 

 

 

At The Saltire Society, Fountain Court, off Royal Mile                             .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Monday 21 November 2011 exhibition 10am-4pm

Arts Architecture Science Engineering

SALTIRE SOCIETY 75 YEARS

Celebrating more than 75 years of Scottish cultural life in pictures

ENTRY FREE  Saltire Society 9 Fountain Close, 22 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1TF

 opposite Storytelling Centre in Royal Mile   0131 556 1836  saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk  http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk

In a series of images the exhibition conveys some of the origins of the Saltire Society, and shows the a range of its achievements and award winners against the background of 75 years of Scottish cultural life  -from poetry plays and painting to architecture science and engineering, with an online preview at http://www.kosmoid.net/saltire/years

The full exhibition is also on show free at Inverness Public Library throughout November (not Sundays) Tel 01463 236463

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall Marriage Room                                     .

-people & places in time

Monday 21 November 2011 at 7pm reception, exhibition,  talk 7.30-8.45pm

  

James Finlayson (1772-1852) -founder of Tampere in Finland

Talk by Roger Kelly £3 (£2) Penicuik Town Hall (Marriage Room), High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

One example of the diaspora of practical enlightenment from this part of Scotland is the story of James Finlayson. Born near the site of Scotland’s first cotton mill at Penicuik, working first in Glasgow, then St Petersburg, and finally founding the textile enterprise in Tampere which bears his name and which laid the basis for the modern city, Finlayson, his wife and colleagues interested themselves in social as well as technical progress. He returned to Edinburgh to end his days as a simple but sometimes troubled Quaker.

 

 

 

At The Saltire Society, Fountain Court, off Royal Mile                             .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Tuesday 22 November 2011 exhibition 10am-4pm

Arts Architecture Science Engineering

SALTIRE SOCIETY 75 YEARS

Celebrating more than 75 years of Scottish cultural life in pictures

ENTRY FREE  Saltire Society 9 Fountain Close, 22 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1TF

 opposite Storytelling Centre in Royal Mile   0131 556 1836  saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk  http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk

In a series of images the exhibition conveys some of the origins of the Saltire Society, and shows the a range of its achievements and award winners against the background of 75 years of Scottish cultural life  -from poetry plays and painting to architecture science and engineering, with an online preview at http://www.kosmoid.net/saltire/years

The full exhibition is also on show free at Inverness Public Library throughout November (not Sundays) Tel 01463 236463

 

 

At  Penicuik Town Hall                             .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Tuesday 22 November 2011 7pm reception, exhibition, talk 7.30-9pm

    

Scotland’s Planning Legacy

Talk by Roger Kelly £5 (£3)  Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

  01968 677854  roger@kosmoid.net   http://www.kosmoid.net/planning/legacyintro

The exhibition prepared for 80 years of the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland preludes this talk by Roger Kelly about the origins and achievements of Scotland’s approach to place-planning and some key figures along the way.

The exhibition is also being shown at Penicuik Town Hall Open House from 10 till 2 on Saturday 19 November and at The Saltire Society at Fountain Court off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from 10 till 4 on Wednesday 23rd

 

At Saltire Society, Fountain Court, off Royal Mile     Edinburgh                               .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Wednesday 23 November 2011exhibition 10.30am-4pm

    

Scotland’s Planning Legacy

No charge for entry  01968 677854  roger@kosmoid.net    http://www.kosmoid.net/planning/legacyintro

The exhibition prepared for the 80th anniversary of the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland is shown here in the Saltire Society Headquarters.  It looks at the origins and achievements of Scotland’s approach to place-planning and some key figures along the way, with the author Roger Kelly  on hand for discussion.  The exhibition is also being shown earlier at Penicuik Town Hall Open House from 10 till 2 on Saturday 19 November and at Penicuik Town Hall with a talk on the evening of Tuesday 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At The Saltire Society, Fountain Court, off Royal Mile                             .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Thursday 24 & Friday 25 November 2011 exhibition 10am-4pm

Arts Architecture Science Engineering

SALTIRE SOCIETY 75 YEARS

Celebrating more than 75 years of Scottish cultural life in pictures

ENTRY FREE Saltire Society 9 Fountain Close, 22 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1TF

 opposite Storytelling Centre in Royal Mile   0131 556 1836  saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk  http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk

In a series of images the exhibition conveys some of the origins of the Saltire Society, and shows the a range of its achievements and award winners against the background of 75 years of Scottish cultural life  -from poetry plays and painting to architecture science and engineering, with an online preview at http://www.kosmoid.net/saltire/years

The full exhibition is also on show free at Inverness Public Library throughout November (not Sundays) Tel 01463 236463

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                                     .

-people & places in time

Friday 25 November 2011: 2pm reception for talk 2.30-4pm

The Man Who Caused the Boer War

Talk by David I Harvie £3 (£2) Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

01968 677854 roger@kosmoid.net http://www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/upcoming

John Stewart MacArthur's contribution in two scientific areas is unique and important. A century ago, he and his collaborators were pioneers in ensuring the survival of the world's gold and silver extraction industry - with all the implications for international economies. And in the first two decades of the last century, he was closely involved with the innovators of what was then a completely unknown and dangerous field of science: he was unwittingly involved in the birthof the nuclear industry. MacArthur’s story occurred in a past so recent that, although out of the direct touch of anyone still living, it is still tantalisingly close. His discovery of the Cyanide Process of gold extraction, and its development towards commercial viability, was done in the hothouse that was Kinning Park in Glasgow. is exploits in gold extraction ended with a vicious patents trial in South Africa, when the venal gold magnates in that country deprived him of his share of the benefits that his process brought to them and their country.  His story is at a time when communications were poor, electricity was uncommon, and foreign travel (which plays a part in these events which it is impossible to ignore) was achieved only with considerable time and hardship.

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                                     .

-people & places in time

Friday 25 November 2011: 7pm reception for talk 7.30-9pm

The Kosmoid Enigma

Talk by David I Harvie introduced by Roger Kelly £3 (£2)

Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

01968 677854  roger@kosmoid.net    http://www.kosmoid.net/shiels

There was extraordinary attempt to transmute elements on Clydeside at the beginning of the 20th century by Kosmoid Ltd, a well-funded company set up under the aegis of Dr Alexander Shiels, a charismatic medical man. The enterprise involved a tube factory, leading figures, and massive investment. Was it science, alchemy or an attempt to influence the markets?  This strange story cannot help but touch several people in Glasgow at the time: Glasgow metal speculator  and junior Trade Minister Andrew Bonar Law, Ernest Rutherford’s collaborator in elemental transmutation the Nobel laureate Frederick Soddy, television pioneer A.A. Campbell Swinton,  the later head of ICI Alexander Fleck, and one of Scotland’s most notable 20th century politicians: Walter Elliot who was the son of Dr Shiels’ dead sister and raised in his household. Intriguingly the events were alluded to by John Buchan in his novel loosely based on the character of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour “The Power House”. 

It is only in the last few years the extensive Babcock and Wilcox factory at Dumbarton has been demolished and turned into a housing development, almost a century after its construction. This factory was the unlikely focus of one of Britain’s most bizarre company scandals. In 1906 it was alleged that the Kosmoid Company was secretly trying to make gold from lead and copper from pig-iron on a commercial scale. The classic alchemist’s dream was to be set in the hard-headed and conventional cauldron of Clydeside heavy engineering. The Kosmoid companies (three of them) were set up by Alexander Shiels, a young doctor who did more than dabble in engineering and related activities - he had well over 100 British patents, as well as dozens of overseas patents and licences. The three companies were controlled by a secretive group of 18, called the Metallurgical Syndicate, whose stated aim was "the commercial development of secret processes of manufacture known to Alexander Shiels by which quicksilver (mercury) could be produced from lead and copper from iron." Some of the West of Scotland’s princes of industry incredibly put their names to this, and agreed that Shiels could do what he wanted and employ who he wanted with no interference from the partners. They also agreed not to enter the factory or ask what was being done there. Following the scandal, confusion and doubt perhaps rather suited Glasgow's business establishment, given the embarrassment suffered by some of their most influential merchants and financiers. The equivalent of £10 million was lost, reputations were in tatters, and there were allegations of attempted murder against the central character.

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                           .

        -75 years of the Saltire Society

Saturday 26 November 2011 exhibition 10am-2.30pm

Arts Architecture Science Engineering

SALTIRE SOCIETY 75 YEARS

Celebrating more than 75 years of Scottish cultural life in pictures

ENTRY FREE  Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

In a series of images the exhibition conveys some of the origins of the Saltire Society, and shows the a range of its achievements and award winners against the background of 75 years of Scottish cultural life  -from poetry plays and painting to architecture science and engineering, with an online preview at http://www.kosmoid.net/saltire/years    Cafe with home baking and soup

The full exhibition is also on show free at Inverness Public Library throughout November (not Sundays) Tel 01463 236463

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                                     .

-people & places in time

Saturday 26 November 2011: 2pm reception for talk 2.30-3.45pm

Diamonds in the Deli

Talk by David I Harvie £3 (£2) Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

01968 677854 roger@kosmoid.net http://www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/upcoming

David I Harvie tells the story of the brilliantly inventive James Ballantyne Hannay. The son of a baker who became a property developer and theatre-owner, he had an early interest at school in chemistry, philosophy and astronomy. He studied solids, liquids and gases in Glasgow and Manchester and opened a chemical works in Glasgow’s east end. He established a patents company and registered a bewildering range of patents in a variety of fields. While still a young man, he bought Cove Castle, a fine Scots Baronial tower-house. He opened a further laboratory in what later became a well-loved Glasgow delicatessen. Here, in 1880, he produced microscopic sample of artificial diamond – one of the holy grails of technology. They were authenticated by the top European diamond expert, Prof. Story-Maskelene of the British Museum.  Hannay himself, a classic experimenter, was  intent on setting out on yet more original work. The diamond issue remained oddly quiet for some time, perhaps through disbelief and the nervousness of stock exchanges. While Hannay devoted himself to technological innovations he became increasingly involved in exploring and writing about metaphysics.  He theorised on the origins and function of the universe, and aspects of religion and sexual iconography, from a staunchly atheist viewpoint.  Over many decades – until well after Hannay’s death in 1931 – his microscopic diamond samples were subjected to further testing, as new methods became available. Tantalisingly, it seemed that each result seemed to contradict the previous finding . . . until, in 1975 the ‘final’ series of tests, at King’s College, London, considered conclusively that they were definitely natural, and could not possibly have been man-made. It seems hard to believe that the last word has been heard on the Hannay Diamonds -  but for the fact that the tiny samples could no longer sustain further testing. Today artificial diamond technology is very advanced; yet, even here, the latest idea is to produce diamond film using Tequila! 

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall                                     .

-people & places in time

Saturday 26 November 2011: 7pm reception for talk 7.30-9pm

  

Polish Forces in Scotland, General Maczek, and the Great Polish Map

 Illustrated talk by Roger Kelly £3 (£2) Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

01968 677854   roger@kosmoid.net     http://www.makers.org.uk/penicuik/maczek http://www.makers.org.uk/place/PolishInScotland2WW

The story of the Polish forces in Scotland begins with the Polish Navy’s arrival in the Forth at the outbreak of war in 1939. General Maczek’s successes against the Blitzkreig, escape to Hungary, France and ultimately the UK is explored, Polish deployment in Norway and the Battle of Britain and major role in the  defence of Scottish coasts is little known. This talk follows the Polish medical support through units like the Paderewski Hospital in Edinburgh, and the training for Normandy landings at Blairgowrie and in East Lothian. Successes of Polish Forces at Montecassino and at Falaise in 1944 was followed in 1945 by the liberation of Breda and the surrender of Wilhelmshaven.  But the shock of Yalta led to disillusion and years of postwar exile for many in Scotland.  During those Iron Curtain decades a lasting memorial to the Poles defence of Scotland was created: the Great Polish Map beside Barony Castle at Eddleston.  This is now being restored by the MapaScotland project, to which donations can be made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Crichton near Pathhead                             .

-people & places in time

Sunday 27 November 2011 introduction and singing 3.15pm to 4.30pm

Singing in Crichton Collegiate Church

Vault singers of Penicuik at Crichton Church near Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5XA

Performance is free but donations may be made to the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust

01968 677854    roger@kosmoid.net   http://www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/vaults

Crichton Church was founded on 26 December 1449 by William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland "Out of thankfullness and gratitude to Almighty God, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Kentigern and All Saints", Like many other Scottish collegiate churches, Crichton was built for the use of the local lord, and a provost, eight prebendaries, two choir boys and a sacrist were appointed to pray for the souls of the Crichton family. The building is no longer used as a parish church and is in the care of the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust. Vault Singers sing simple harmonic chants here every four weeks throughout the year, and also sing regularly in the nearby Collegiate Chapels of Rosslyn (in the crypt) and Seton. Built for voices, each of these ancient spaces has a very special acoustic.  Chants have a religious basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Penicuik Town Hall  Marriage Room                                      .

-people & places in time

Monday 28 November 2011: 7pm reception for talk 7.30-9pm

Scots engineers and architects and their families in 19th century Japan

-with a postscript on their descendant SOE’s Colin Gubbins 

 Illustrated talk by Roger Kelly £3 (£2) Penicuik Town Hall, High St., Penicuik EH26 8HS

 http://www.kosmoid.net/lives/mcvean   http://www.kosmoid.net/lives/colingubbins 

images of talk at www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/preja 

As a result of the practical enlightenment, there was a highly productive interchange between Scotland and Japan in the second half of the 19th century.  This topic is the subject of current research in Japan. Roger Kelly will describe the role of architect Campbell Douglas, designer of Penicuik Town Hall, the work of lighthouse engineer Richard Brunton, surveyor Colin McVean, and seismologist Cargill Gilston Knott.  McVean and his wife Mary Cowan, daughter of the Penicuik papermaker Alexander Cowan, raised their family in Japan and imperial emissaries in return studied papermaking here in Penicuik.  When McVean and his wife returned to Scotland and settled on Mull  they brought their Japanese born grandchildren the Gubbins family and one of them, Colin Gubbins, later became liaison with Polish forces and leader of SOE’s secret war in occupied Europe.

 

 

 

 

Previously…and each Saturday

Find out more about Penicuik Trust projects at the weekly Open House

On-the-spot exhibitions, on-the-spot hands-on crafts sessions for kids and adults, site visits and more…

 

ABOUT THE  PENICUIK TRUST

 

 

PREVIOUS PENICUIK EXHIBITIONS

A few of well nearly 200 Penicuik Saturday Open House weekly displays in the Town Hall to date:

 

Penicuik’s Concorde Designer  JAMES ARNOT HAMILTON

STORY OF THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

LATEST ON THE LOST GARDEN

GROWING UP IN THE LOST GARDEN SIXTY YEARS AGO

TAKING ON THE PRESS & OLD POST OFFICE

GLASGOW ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS’ PENICUIK IDEAS 2012

IMAGES OF THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

KITTY FYFFE’S POSTCARDS

HEAT & LIGHT

OLD TOOLS

POSTERS

CAMERAS

OLD BOTTLES

SHOES & BOOTS

NEWS

HATS

U3A

ART

THE COWAN PAPER ADVERTISEMENTS OF 1944

JOHN DENNIS AND THE ESKBRIDGE BRICKWORKS

THE COWAN ARTISTS OF 1944

DEMOLITION OF VALLEYFIELD MILL IN 1980

75 YEARS OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY IN SCOTLAND

THE SALTIRE CHAPBOOKS

PENICUIK’S CLYDESDALE BANK

PENICUIK INVESTORS IN RAILS ACROSS THE ROCKIES

FIFTY YEARS OF CUIKEN SCHOOL

LINEN

GAMES

TEDDY BEARS

MODEL BOATS

ALPINE FLOWERS

SNOW PICTURES

SIGNWRITING

HANDBAGS

SCOUTING

MODEL ARTILLERY

PENICUIK CO-OP

DISCOVERY AWARDS

CARNETHY HILL RACE

JACKSON STREET SCHOOL

Roslin & THE STORY OF BOVRIL

SALTIRE HOUSING EXHIBITION

THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK

SCOTLAND’S PLANNING LEGACY

DAME MURIEL SPARK: Scottish by formation

childrens book illustration of GERMANO OVANI

Galashiels Co-operators & the ideas of William King

AGNES CAMPBELL LADY ROSEBURN (1637-1716)

A CHILDHOOD ALBUM OF SOE’s COLIN GUBBINS

IMAGES OF ESKBRIDGE  from Jim Neil’s collection

CORNBANK:  Penicuik’s Radburn estate from the 1960s

PENICUIK RAILWAY and its designer THOMAS BOUCH

Penicuik’s International Photographer      ALBERT WATSON

Carlops’ International City Planner            THOMAS ADAMS

GENERAL MACZEK & THE POLISH ROAD TO BREDA 1944

General MACZEK & the GREAT POLISH MAP of SCOTLAND

POLISH FORCES IN SCOTLAND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

MILESTONES IN THE CREATION OF THE GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND

WOJTEK THE POLISH SOLDIER BEAR

 

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