Advice on shop front improvements in Penicuik
Shop owners and tenants in Penicuik are being offered help to improve their shop fronts in a bid to enhance the character of the town centre and to help promote their businesses.
The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project is organising a shop front design seminar on Wednesday 30 October from 5.30 to 7pm in Penicuik Town Hall. There will be information on grants available for eligible properties and an exhibition showing the kind of work which can attract funding support.
A shop front design guide has been produced and a keynote speaker, Lindsay Lennie, will also give a talk at the seminar. Lindsay is the author of a well-respected book, Historic Shop fronts in Scotland, and often gives advice to Historic Environment Scotland on the subject.
Traditional shop fronts
There will be demonstrations on traditional shop front sign displays and writing by Charley Chalk Ltd, Tom Tetch and Ross Hastie, experts in the field. An exhibition on the historic shop fronts of Penicuik has also been produced by the Penicuik Historical Society.
The free event is open to anyone with an interest in the shop fronts of Penicuik and the history and heritage of the town.
The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project is a partnership between Midlothian Council, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Penicuik Community Development Trust, Penicuik First and Penicuik Community Council.