A new beginning

The object of the Trust (a charity registered in Scotland) was, from the outset, to save Penicuik House for the enjoyment and instruction of all. Ownership of the building and its immediate surroundings was therefore conveyed to the Trustees in order for the structure to be consolidated and opened to the public.

A huge amount of time and effort was put in by many individuals in many different ways – not least the Trustees themselves and members of the Clerk Family – as major conservation projects of this type require stamina and perseverance over long periods of time to achieve the desired outcomes.

Simpson & Brown, Architects; Peter McGowan Associates, Landscape Architects; The Edinburgh Consultancy, Management Consultants; Wren & Bell Engineers; and Morham & Brotchie Limited, Quantity Surveyors provided the expertise to finally win support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2006, allowing the Penicuik House Project to begin.