The Penicuik House Project 2006-2014

In September 2014, we completed a phased eight-year, £7.4m consolidation of Penicuik House delivering, at the same time, a wealth of educational and training benefits through a working partnership with the Scottish Lime Centre Trust.

Today, the house exists in a state of conserved ruination

Today, the house exists in a state of conserved ruination

  • More than 5,000 people attended courses in the use of traditional building materials in the dedicated Training Centre on site.
  • 9 apprentices were employed by the main contractors during the course of the Penicuik House Project.
  • 5 of those apprentices completed their training on the project, becoming time served stone masons.

Today, the house exists in a state of conserved ruination, with a new Ranger Centre and Service in place to welcome visitors and provide meaningful interpretation of this significant symbol of Scottish heritage and the wider Penicuik Estate.