Penicuik Community Development Trust
Registered Charity SC037990
The Trust aims to use the skills, energy and enthusiasm of local volunteers to make Penicuik a better place for all, young and old, for business to flourish, and visitors to enjoy. Since 2005 it has achieved a great deal:
– weekend entertainment, education, and get-togethers at Open House and Penicuik Cinema
– community gardening at The Lost Garden of Penicuik
– volunteers run the Pen-y-Coe Press, a traditional printing and stationery shop.
Now we’re also developing the Penicuik Museum and Papermaking Heritage Centre to celebrate the history of Penicuik and explain to new generations the wonders of papermaking. Penicuik Museum and Papermaking Heritage Centre has a display gallery next to Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street illustrating papermaking from earliest times, through the 130 years of hand made paper at Penicuik Mill, established in 1708 by the printer of the Edinburgh Courant, making of paper for early 18th Bank of Scotland bank notes. Pictures and artefacts from the machine era include a display on the building of Pomathorn Mill. Our 60 year old Heidelberg letter press is being lovingly cleaned and restored thanks to voluntary help from Robert Smail’s engineer. One of our volunteers is also restoring a 140 year old Arab letterpress machine. Join us on Doors Open Day on 12th September, when there will be guided visits and hands-on papermaking from 11 am.
PEN-Y-COE PRESS HAS A NEW PRINTER
Try our super new printer – high quality printing and scanning up to A3 plus automated folding and stapling. Still the same prices for black and white and colour prints!