Our Vision

Our vision is to secure an exciting and sustainable future for Penicuik House and Designed Landscape, making it an appealing, accessible and inspiring place for new and existing audiences to visit, support and enjoy – now and for years to come.

Our mission

Our aim, first and foremost, is to protect Penicuik House and restore the structures within the Designed Landscape so that we can open up new opportunities for a more diverse range of visitors to connect with our countryside and magnificent built heritage. Celebrating the ideals of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century – discovery, invention and exploration – we will bring them vividly to life for our 21st century audiences through inspiring interpretation and activities that create fascinating links between house, landscape and people.

Our aim, first and foremost, is to protect Penicuik House and restore the structures within the Designed Landscape

Our strategy

  • We will promote the vision and mission of PHPT in order to encourage new and returning visitors and supporters
  • We will develop innovative educational, engagement and volunteer activities for a range of audiences
  • We will operate within a balanced budget with a secure income base

Our key areas of activity

  • Maintenance of the consolidated Grade A listed ruin of Penicuik House
  • Preserving and restoring the historic built structures within the Designed Landscape
  • Introducing a public programme of events and workshops
  • Stewardship of the Designed Landscape, jointly with Penicuik Estate

Our trustees

Toby Prideaux Metcalfe, Chairman (from 2 September 2014)
Charles James Payan Dawnay, Chairman (to 2 September 2014)
John Paul Henry Beards
Dr Iain Gordon Brown
Sir Robert Maxwell Clerk
William Jason Hugh Elles
James Gordon Dickson Ferguson
Charles Drysdale Graham Guest
Francis Rowan Oldfield de Courcy Hamilton