We have a range of fantastic free events this September for those who would like to find out more about the Scottish Lime Centre Trust or visit the Penicuik House Project.
As part of this years Penicuik Arts Festival crafters will be transforming the training centre for a craft fair and demonstrations of a range of crafts including weaving, spinning, felting and knitting. Arran Johnston will also be giving an illustrated lecture on the Prestonpans Tapestries and musical Interludes will be provided by Jon Redpath with his Hurdy Gurdy! The craft fair is being held on Sunday 04 September from 11am - 4pm and this free event is a fun day out for all of the family. To find out more about the other activties happening as part of the Penicuik Arts Festival click here.
On Tuesday 06 Sept our project archaeologist Jenni Morrison will be offering the chance to tour the ruin and learn about the techniques used in building archaeology and how these can help us to better understand old buildings. Further details can be found on the training and events section of this site, places are limited so do contact us or book a place online.
Saturday 10 September 2011 will see Penicuik House open to visitors as of the European wide Doors Open Day scheme. This event has proved popular with visitors over the years with a chance to visit the new training centre that has been created within the ruin of Penicuik House and find out how building work to the ruin has been progressing.
There will be activties throughout the day for all ages with demonstrations of traditional building techniques and children's craft activties. Tours of Penicuik House and the surroundings will also take place at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
For further information about Doors Open Day events in the Midlothian area please click here.
Finally we will be opening the doors of our headquarters Charlestown Workshops as part of West Fife's Doors Open Day events on 18 September. Come along and find out about the essentail work of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust to encourage the repiar and maintenance of traditional buildings. You can take the chance to speak with our traditional building experts if you have a building repair project and we will have kids craft activities and lots to see and do. Walking tours of the local area starting from Charlestown Workshops (12.00pm and 2.00pm) will explore the fascinating history of the area. You will be guided around the village by knowledgeable local historians, telling the amazing story of Charlestown and the lime burning industry that was based here. Includes a visit to the historic kilns at the harbour, which are listed as an ancient monument. For further details please contact us or visit http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays/area_programmes.aspx?Page=1&areaid=13.