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Penicuik Town Information




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Thanks to water mills located along the banks of the powerful River Esk, Penicuick was for centuries the main papermaking town in Scotland. It lies on the southern slopes of the magnificent Pentland Hills. The façade is all that is left of 18th century Penicuick House, which had to be rebuilt in the 19th century after its predecessor was destroyed in a fire.
 
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Penicuik - Photo © Richard Webb
Penicuik - Photo: Richard Webb CCL

Penicuik House - Photo © Chris Eilbeck
Penicuik House - Photo: Chris Eilbeck CCL

The novelist Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859-1914) was a Minister of the Free Church here and an obelisk in the grounds of Penicuick House commemorates the life of the 17th century poet Allan Ramsay.