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We are pleased to announce that Midlothian Council have kindly agreed to let us use the Jackson Street School site as a temporary home while we seek funding to build a new purpose built play area. Our social games recommence every Sunday from 24th June to end of October at 1 pm weather permitting at Jackson St. Open to all - no experience required. If you need to borrow boules please let me know in advance.

Penicuik Petanque have joined the new Penicuik Sport Hub. The Sport Hub is a new initiative supported by Midlothian Council and Sport Scotland and aims to increase participation in sport in Penicuik. The Sport Hub is holding a Big Launch event in Penicuik Park on 2nd September from midday. Entry is free and you will have the opportunity to try a range of sports from the participating clubs and learn more about the Sport Hub and its aims. Three petanque players from Penicuk have been competing in the Scottish Petanque Associations international qualifying series this year. After two rounds Bob Macdonald and John McAllister (playing with Eileen Moonie from Perth) are sitting in 1 2th position. Colin Stewart and his team (Istvan Poka from Troon and Derek Adam from Edinburgh) are currently in first place with maximum ranking points having won both rounds so far. With 2 rounds left both teams have an excellent chance of being selected for the 201 3 Scotland squad. If you would like to know more about Penicuik Petanque or the Penicuik Sport Hub please contact: Colin Stewart - info@penicuikpetanque.org.uk | 0753571 601 0 Our Give-back 'o' meter is filling up nicely next month this will be ready for release. The details will be posted on our website along with a form for applying. Please visit our website for full details and loads of other services: themonthlyedit.co.uk

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On Sunday August 1 9th we will host a Petanque Party on the all-weather pitch at Beeslack High School. We will hold come and try sessions, fun side games, kids boules, prizes and you can also come and see experienced players from all over Scotland compete in our annual Open Pairs Competition. Entry is free (bring some small change for the side games). Arrive at any time between 2 and 4 pm. Come and try petanque, bring the family and get a taste of this game which is simple to learn and a challenge to master!


TENANTS AND PROSPECTIVE TENANTS ACTION GROUP (TAPTAG)

We are a new Registered Tenants Organisation and we would like to invite all Midlothian tenants to join our group. The Tenants And Prospective Tenants Action Group is open to all Midlothian tenants regardless of who your landlord is and we are keen to have some new members. TAPTAG is also open to people who don’t even have a tenancy yet; if you are on a waiting list, you can join TAPTAG! We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 68:30pm. Our venues vary as we like to visit different parts of the county in order to encourage as many people as possible to come along to our meetings. If you want TAPTAG to hold a meeting in your area phone Lesley Connell on 01 31 271 361 1 . Similarly, if you have a housing issue you would like us to look at, phone the number above or come along to a meeting, you’ll be made very welcome. We may be a new group but we have already held meetings to discuss antisocial behaviour, repairs and roads as members requested that we do so. We still need your help to bring other issues to light; if you want to report a problem or find out where our next meeting is phone 01 31 271 361 1 or email lesley.connell@midlothian.gov.uk.

PENICUIK AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD

A comprehensive plan setting out the future of Penicuik and District has been agreed by local people working closely with local partner organisations. Copies of the plan are now available in Penicuik and

District, for example in Penicuik Town Hall, Community Learning Development at Penicuik High School and Penicuik Library or to download from the council website at: www.midlothian.gov.uk/penicuikplan. Nearly 1 000 people who live and work in Penicuik gave their thoughts on what they liked about the local area and what could be improved. These opinions have been used to form a local plan which is now on display at Council link. The plan sets out 93 actions which will be undertaken over the next five years. Through the effort of local people, voluntary organisations and formal partners such as Midlothian Council, NHS Lothian and Lothian and Borders Police, some of these actions have already been successfully achieved, including: * Cinema sessions for young people are running at Penicuik Town Hall in a partnership between Penicuik Youth Forum and Penicuik Community Development Trust. * Midlothian Council has secured funding to widen the borrow a brolly scheme in Penicuik. * Two bus information carousels have been installed in both health centres * The 47 Sunday Lothian Bus service has been reinstated. The group is appealing for more enthusiastic local people to get involved and ensure the other actions also become a reality. The Penicuik and District Neighbourhood Plan implementation group has six vacancies to fill. The group will meet six times in 201 2/201 3 to receive reports on progress, follow up on any actions which are not progressing and provide updates on the successes which have been achieved. Locals are being encouraged to get involved and ensure their community plan becomes a reality. The partners involved have also thanked all those who have contributed to get the plan to this stage. Contact the Regeneration team at Midlothian Council 01 31 271 31 99 for further information.

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delivered with fantastic humour and fun. We enjoyed delicious home baking and our raffle and gift stall were, as always, very popular. In addition to all this, Eve Smith and Hazel Murray manned our plant stall providing much-appreciated advice to the less greenfingered amongst us!   

PENICUIK CONSERVATIVES 

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Committee members of the Branch and in particular our Chairman and local government candidate Sandy Forrest wish to express thanks to all who gave support on the 3rd of May.  Sandy would also like to give thanks to all members and supporters who gave so much of their time to help with this campaign.  It is very much appreciated.    For those who are not involved there is a huge amount of time spent fighting an election and so much work and effort is given throughout the year to allow people to be involved in the democratic process. Our branch have regular meetings along with fund raising/social events throughout the year and in particular we wish to give thanks to Sir Malcolm Rifkind for his ongoing time and support.     

We’re hoping for a sunny day on 9th June 201 2, when we will be having a day out to Traquair House followed by dinner at The Green Tree Hotel! This is a members only event, and our last gathering before breaking for the Summer months.  

We re-convene on 5th September when we look forward to welcoming Cathy Burns, a home economist from Sainsbury’s Try Team, for a cookery demonstration. Meetings are held in the Town Hall, Penicuik at 7pm. Visitors and new members are very welcome. What are you planning for the Olympic Torch Relay?

COUNCILLOR MONTGOMERY

Thanked everyone who voted Labour at the Midlothian Council elections, and is proud to be reelected to represent Penicuik.  He said: “It is an honour to represent Penicuik, and while I am looking forward to continuing to help local people

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to join our winning team.    For further information contact Steven on 678532 or Muriel on 67521 1 or visit  www.midlothianconservatives.org.uk      www.toryhoose.com     

PENICUIK FLOWER CLUB 

The Flower Club celebrated the National Flower Arrangers Day on 4 May with  displays in local businesses, and  the Penicuik Centre.  Thanks to these businesses and  to Tesco for hosting a larger display of arrangements  which were raffled.  The winners of the raffle were C O'Keefe, S Flett, Ms Moar, J Cooper and   L James. The next meeting of the Club will be on  Wednesday evening 1 3 June at 7.30 pm in the Town Hall when Peggy Reid will be the demonstrator with her title being "In the Mood".  All are welcome to come along to enjoy this evening.  The next meeting of the Club thereafter will be on 1 2 September.

PENTLANDS SWRI

This month we hosted our annual coffee evening and were delighted to be joined by guests from some of our neighbouring SWRIs. Entertainment came in the form of married duo Jane and Graeme Halliday, who provided us with a wonderful selection of songs For the full editorial go online to: themonthlyedit.co.uk Remember to quote The Monthly Edit when contacting our advertisers.


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where I can there are major issues facing us in our town and difficult decisions will need to be made here and across Midlothian.

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“Labour polled more votes in Midlothian than our opponents and we have the same number of councillors as the SNP. However the Nationalists have formed a coalition with an ‘Independent’ councillor and they have formed the administration in Midlothian.

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“While the Green councillor has declined to enter into the formal coalition it will be interesting to see how  his position develops.  At   our first council meeting he supported the coalition in every vote except one, where he abstained.

HOWGATE MARKET Please note that there will be no market in June due to the Queen’s Jubilee and Garden Scotland. The next market will be on Saturday 1 st September “Family Fun Day”. More details to follow.

VOLUNTEER EVENING Thank you to everyone who attended the Howgate Village Hall Volunteer evening. With over 25 people “At the meeting I congratulated Joe Wallace on being elected Provost and wished him all the best for in attendance a lovely time was had by all. The attendees were made up of youths and adults. his term in office.” Thanks must go to the talented Elizabeth Mckeon for the lovely entertainment, Bob Keith for taking the photographs, Karen Downie from Volunteering and Annabel Oates in her last evening as HOWGATE VILLAGE HALL (HOWGATE CONNECT) Midlothian citizen of the year for presenting the certificates. Support, share, grow our village.  

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WANTED! Can you help? Rough grazing for 1 2 Exmoor ponies with access to off road trek routes. We are a non profit making voluntary organisation that are used to renting a field. Please call 07792546064 if you would like to discuss it further.

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ART GROUP The Howgate Art group meet every Wednesday 3.00 the Howgate Village Hall from 1 0.30 – 1 2 noon. Lots – 5.00 pm and 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Please call Maureen on of toys, a chance to meet and make new friends. A 01 506 639770. fun time for ALL. Cost £1 .50 per family which includes children’s snacks and a cup of tea or coffee for the parents. Call Karen on 01 968 679346 for ART EXHIBITION The recent Art Exhibition at Howgate Village Hall was details. a fantastic success. The exhibition was very busy with lots of enjoyment and laughter. It was nice to BRIDGE CLUB see local residents and visitors from far and wide. Bridge Club meet on a Monday evening from 7.00 – 1 0.00 pm and Wednesday mornings from 1 0.00 – 1 2.00 noon. Opportunity to experience a more The raffle prize which was donated and painted by competitive form of bridge in a relaxed environment. the very gifted Maureen Monteith the tutor of the If you are not a complete beginner, just turn up (with Art class was won by Anne Hunter. Thank you to all or without a partner) and we guarantee you a game! the artists for their great effort. Please call 01 968 67031 9/6701 55 for more information.   BABIES AND BEYOND The babies and beyond meet on a Friday morning in HOWGATE COMMUNITY COUNCIL Howgate Community Council next meeting is Thursday 21 st June. Come along or contact Karen at kohanlon70@hotmail.co.uk

HOWGATE KIRK The Howgate Kirk service starts is held every Sunday and starts at 9.30 am, Sunday club for children up to 1 6 years is held in the hall during the service. Tea & coffee served in the hall after the service. Parking available behind the Kirk. Please call Irene Hobbs., Session Clerk for details on 01 721 724330. YOUTH OF HOWGATE Would you be interested in joining a new youth group? Why not contact Maureen Howgatevillagewebsite@yahoo.com to find out more. HOWGATE READERS GROUP

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Howgate Readers group meet on the last Monday of the month. Please contact Penicuik Library on 01 968 664060 or Pat on 01 968 677509.

Scottish Women’s Rural Institute Howgate – Always pleased to welcome friends and visitors. The next meeting is Tuesday 1 1 th September @ 7.1 5 pm – Learn how to decorate Cupcakes. Please contact Shona for details for further details on 01 31 448 0774. FACILITY FOR HIRE Workshops, Meetings, Parties!!!! Hall, kitchen and smaller hall for hire. Do you have a birthday party coming up soon and would like to celebrate but don’t want to have it in the house? Why not call for further information, come along & view our facility. Do you require a somewhere for training opportunities or to hold a meeting? Competitive rates. Call 01 968 672277 for more details.

RELEASE FROM PENICUIK AND DISTRICT SNP

At the Branch meeting held on 1 7th May the Convenor advised the members present that the recent Local Election was highly significant that it ended 84 years of Labour control in Midlothian. The three candidates from the Branch, Joe Wallace, Andrew Coventry and Derek Rosie were all elected and will be part of an SNP administration. Joe is the new Provost, Derek, Depute Provost and

Andrew has taken on the Education portfolio. They will all give Penicuik a high profile on Midlothian Council and will work with businesses, local voluntary organisations and anyone else who wants to improve Penicuik and especially the Town Centre. The support and work of our new members and also the longstanding ones contributed immensely to our success The Branch recorded their thanks to Margaret Wilson for her hard work over her five years as a Councillor. She has agreed to take over the Secretary’s role from Andrew and will be there to help and advise our new Councillors. Joe and Derek will hold a surgery on Monday evenings in the Town Hall from 6.00 to 7.00 and on the last Saturday of the month with Christine Grahame MSP in Tesco.

PENICUIK AND DISTRICT U3A

Our May Open Meeting in the Town Hall turned out to be not as advertised as Dr Mhairi Coyle had to pull out. We were lucky enough to get Yla Steven, one of the top Scottish Fiddle players to come and give a talk and musical demonstration of the history of the Scottish fiddle tradition. Yla has won several awards

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LEISURELY LUNCHES Leisurely lunches meet on the 1 st Wednesday of the month. The next planned lunch is Wednesday the 6th June at 1 2.30 pm. Homemade food, a chance to catch up with friends, a treat for all. Call 01 968 674229/01 968 672277 for more details. The next lunch will not be until Wednesday 5th September 201 2.


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and our afternoon was enjoyable and informative .Dr Mhairi Coyle will now speak in October. In June instead of an Open Meeting we are holding our Midsummer Outing to New Lanark. This takes place on June 21 st and we are hoping for a sunny day. We then close until the Autumn, our first Open Meeting then being on September 20th when Ruth Kirkpatrick, who is local to Penicuik but also works at The Netherbow will give us a story and talk on”The Art of Story Telling”. The U3A is a national organisation which draws on the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of its members to offer the chance to learn new skills or take up new leisure pursuits. Penicuik and District U3A have a variety of interest groups and are always open to suggestions from members for ideas for further groups. Two new groups have just started up, a walking group,already active, and a second book group which will commence in September with members sharing their favourite book. Visit our website:u3asites.org.uk/penicuik where you will find further information on our activities or email: penicuikU3A@googlemail.com

PENICUIK TWINNING ASSOCIATION

The AGM of the Twinning Association was held in the Town Hall on Monday 21 st May. Retiring Chairman, Derek Rosie reported that this had been a busy year the highlight of which was the visit of our French friends who were hosted in August. Sheila Thacker who is standing down as secretary, a position she has held for 5 years gave her report. She said there had been a lot of events over the last year apart from the hosted visit. At the end of April the

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Maire of L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and his deputies visited Penicuik and after a walk around the town they attended a reception in the Navaar House Hotel where they met with the Chairman of Penicuik Community Council, Derek Cosens, Penicuik's Citizen of the Year, Annabel Oates and members of the Twinning Association. The final event which was on the day of the AGM when teachers and pupils from L’Isle met with committee members while having a picnic in the park. The party were then taken to Penicuik High School by Modern Language Head Teacher, Grant Fraser where the teachers from L’Isle met Headmaster Mark Eadie. The French youngsters met with Penicuik High School pupils, who turned up on a Public Holiday, for games of badminton and table

tennis. The election of office bearers then took place. Chairman, John McAllister, Vice Chair and Minute Secretary, Evelyn Harkins, Secretary, Emma Pineau. The Treasurer will be elected at the next Committee meeting. Publicity Officer, Elaine Rosie. The Association gave a vote of thanks to Sheila and Derek and also to Evelyn who had continued to handle the Associations accounts along with her other duties. The meeting concluded with a talk by Adam from Penicuik Wines on a selection of wines from the South of France. Sampling of the wines then took place along with a selection of French cheeses. For the full editorial go online to: themonthlyedit.co.uk Remember to quote The Monthly Edit when contacting our advertisers.


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SACRED HEART PRIMARY NURSERY CLASS

We are a small, friendly, non-denominational nursery class offering high-quality pre-school education for children aged 3-5 years. Our class is staffed by a Primary/Nursery Teacher Mrs. Sue Stephen  and Child Care Development Workers, Ms. Fiona Dougall and Mrs. Tammy Anderson. There are  twenty   morning and twenty afternoon places. To visit our class or to request an application form for a place, please phone 01 31 -271 -4665. Parents/ Carers can add their child's name to our waiting list from the age of two. Nursery places are offered in the term after a child's third birthday, depending on availability. baking, science, team races, combat challenge, bouncy castle, crazy art and a Fancy Dress Disco before kids go back to school. Contact us for bookings and prices. Soft play is available to the public Monday to Fridays so bring the kids along for some fun time, half hour £2.00 per child, 1 hour £3.00 per child. 58 Queensway, Penicuik, EH26 OJJCall us on 01 968 674851 for info on any of the above or contact info@penicuik-y.co.uk or childcare@penicuik-y.co.uk or www.penicuikymca-ywca.org.uk

MARCHBURN PLAYGROUP, PENICUIK

Situated in the building to the side of Penicuik North Kirk, John Street, we provide caring and imaginative play in a safe and stimulating environment for children between 27 months and 4 years. Our opening hours are:- Tuesday to Friday 9.20 am till 1 1 .1 5am For general enquiries or to join our waiting list please call us on 07756 4601 34

BEESLACK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Community Education Department Community Education Programme Information NEW from JUNE………

Booking essential. Book your space for FUN! FUN! FUN on Sunday 24th June, come along and try our new fantastic classes. We will be offering the opportunity to take part in the unique programme of FUN fitness activities for 3 years + up to 1 02. Cost £3.75 per session. A discount will be given if you book into a weekly class. See below for the activities on offer: INFLATABLE FITNESS 1 0.00 – 1 0.45 am with large bouncy castles, inflatable sports areas, a slide, penalty shootout, and bungee run, there are no excuses for not breaking a sweat whilst having lots of

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PENICUIK YMCA-YWCA

Primary One Intake in August – we will be welcoming new primary one’s for the start of the new term and already have children registered for the new intake. We can arrange a show round for parents and children in order that they can meet with our staff and see the club in action. So if after school care or breakfast club is what you require then just give us a call for more details, a registration form and costs. Summer is here and our holiday programme will run from 2July through to the 21 August, with lots on offer kids have to check it out. Activities include


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SCOOTER FITNESS 1 1 .00 – 1 1 .45 am this experience combines friendly competitive games with racing around on scooters. Fantastic for fitness, balance and co-ordination GLEE CLUB 1 2.00 – 1 2.45 pm Singing and dancing is not only great fun but good for the body as well and now it doesn’t just have to be watched on TV! PARENT & CHILD SWIMMING OPPORTUNITY –This will is held on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 – 6.45 pm. Classes are paid in advance. Come along and enjoy some fun time with your children. Please contact the Community Education Office for more information. Spaces are limited.

will start on Thursday 31 May until Thursday 21 June. Cost for 5 weeks is £28.75. (Ingredients will be extra) Interested then please give us a call.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES – Monday 2nd July until Friday 1 0th August a variety of different activities. Our summer Buzz Club programme is now available and will operate from Monday 9th July Friday 1 0th August. If you are interested in any of the activities please give us a call. Breakfast Club, Buzz Club, and COOKING ON A BUDGET/COOKING FOR ONE – Lunch Club Mix and match our activities Buzz Club in Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Due to popular demand basic healthy cooking meals for one the morning and select an activity for the afternoon. Swim School (pre-school plus), Swimming for the ie cooking mince portioning into different types of meals. Chile, Spaghetti Bolognaise etc. Learn how to terrified (9 – 1 3 years), Cooking, Outdoor Arts and make basic sauces that will help to improve the taste Crafts, Basketball and Swim, Tennis for Beginners, of your dishes for fish, chicken, pasta etc. This class Cricket for Beginners, Flip N FUN, Junior Jog/Fun

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MEN’S SWIMMING – will be starting back up on a Monday evening from 9.00 – 9.45 pm. We would like to restart this session on Monday 23 April if we get sufficient interest. Please give us a call to book your space.

for you. New members welcome. Next term starts in June. BEESLACK FAMILY DISABLED CLUB –This group meets on Sunday afternoons from 1 2.30 – 4.00 pm. This family oriented club offers a wide range of activities e.g. Computing, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Woodwork, Music Therapy, Cookery, Pool and Café and much more. For further details please contact Club President Mrs Betty Turner on 01 968 673243. New members welcome. Feel free to drop in for a look round. Remember your first visit is FREE.

HOLIDAYS ABROAD? A quick brush up of your Spanish or Italian for the summer? We have beginner and Intermediate classes operating from June. Classes will run from week beginning 4 June for 4 weeks. Cost £23.00. Interested please give us a call. Classes will only operate if we have sufficient numbers.

BEESLACK YOUTH CAMERA CLUB (for 1 1 – 1 8 years) Monday evenings 7.00 pm. For All the Community, Parents welcome. Come along and find out all about it. Interested in learning more about your camera and how you can get the best out of it? Find out about Photoshop basics, mounting photos, printer skills, competitions, outings and much more. Local volunteers will lead BASKETBALL FOR CHILDREN P3 upwards SATURDAY the class. A fun new experience, learn new skills and MORNING 1 0.30 – 1 1 .30 am. Bring a friend, come and enjoy the evening with your friends. Interested? join in the fun. Learn new skills, brush up on the old, Then give us a call 01 968 673893. enjoy playing games and having fun, then this class is

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Athletics, Mini Water Polo, Team Gym, Cheerleading, Rookie lifesaving course, Sensory Fun, Scooter Fitness, Micro Olympics, Survive and Save, Inflatable fitness, All stars Buzz Club, Craft Drama, Table Tennis, Badminton, Golf, Cupcake Madness, Imaginary play. Something for everyone.


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Page 15 OVER 55 CLUB’S – A few vacancies exist within our here is plenty of time for parents to enjoy a chat. For over 55’s clubs. . Why not give us a call? We have further information please contact club secretary three clubs that meet two on Tuesday/Thursday Ashley Laird on 078259581 67. mornings 9.30 – 1 1 .30 am and one on the Thursday afternoon 2.00 – 4.00 pm (Ladies only). These groups take part in a wide range of activities e.g Bowling, Calligraphy, Art group, Card games, Pool, Swimming, Walking, Holiday’s, Craft table and general chit chat. If you would like more information or would like to come along and pay a visit to the club please call 01 968 673893 for more details. PARENT & TODDLER GROUP – Meets at Beeslack on Friday mornings from 9.30 – 1 1 .30 am (please note the change in time). New members welcome. We have a large selection of toys for the children and

BABY BUBBLES – Sunday morning 1 0.30 – 1 2.00 noon. Baby Bubbles will be working in partnership with Beeslack Community High School to provide t swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-school children up to the age of 4 years 6 months old. Once the child has reached 4 years 6 months they will have the opportunity to join the Beeslack Dolphins Programme. Qualified Swimming Teachers and Awards Programmes in place. Call SwimWell: 07834 486 1 08 or email: Info@Swimwellscotlandltd.com. Call for details of our Summer Swim School.

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SCHOOL OPENING TIMES - As a community school our Community Education Programme is on offer throughout the calendar year. Please note we DO NOT close during school holiday periods although opening hours may be altered. For further information with regard to all aspects of Beeslack Community High School, Community Education Programme please contact‌ on 01 968 673893 or Fax 01 968 678659.

My passions include fashion (of course!), art and dancing. After I graduate in June, I am going on to begin a new job with the fashion company Jones & Jones at their design studio in London. There, I will be working as a part of a small team as a production assistant, producing gorgeous cocktail dresses! Being an ambitious person, I aim to do well in my new job, hopefully work my way through the career ladder and one day hopefully be a head designer or come back to Scotland and set up my own boutique. I have had a great upbringing in the small town that is Penicuik, and have not felt like it has held me back in any way. I would advise young people to be ambitious, aim high and work hard for what they want to achieve. It will end up being worthwhile in the end. Suzi Ross suzannah.g.ross@googlemail.com 07747505350

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Hi there, my name is Suzi Ross, I am a 22 year old fashion designer originally from Penicuik. I went to Penicuik High School, then went on to study Fashion Design at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels. I have just completed my honours year, which included designing and making my own fashion collection (range of six outfits, 1 2 garments in total), as well as doing a photoshoot and fashion film to promote this collection. Last summer I also did a summer internship at House of Holland, where I got to work closely with the head designer on their A/W 201 2 collection.


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PENICUIK COMMUNITY ARTS ASSOCIATION

4 West Street, Penicuik are holding a Fringe preview comedy evening on 2nd June from 8pm. Sir Reginald Tweedy Duffer,Jellybeen Martinez, Lance D. Boyle and Greg Davysson will be held together by compere Owen McGuire. Tickets are £3.00 and there will be drinks and snacks available from a donation bar.  Tickets are limited to 50 so it would be advisable to get them early from the PCAA or contact Davy on 07896628288.

WEST STREET ART CENTRE AND PENICUIK COMMUNITY ARTS ASSOCIATION

Plans are now afoot for this years arts festival, to be held between Saturday 1 st September and the Sunday 1 6th September - the theme is Penicuik's Industrial Heritage and History . See our website www.penicuikarts.org or the West

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Street notice board for information and an announcement of a Pre-Festival meeting towards the end of June. After the huge success of our window and studio trails last year we are hoping to repeat this, as well as having a mix of crafts, music, dance, literary and other events. If you would like to get involved or can offer an event or venue please come along or contact us at pcaa@penicuikarts.org. We’ll also be posting details of the Open Art Exhibition and Turner Prize competition, where entries are invited from all levels of artist and in any media. This year we’re very excited to be introducing a new Photography Exhibition & Christie Prize Competition. Entries on the theme of the Pentlands, Penicuik & District will be invited and displayed in the

PENICUIK CINEMA We continue to open our doors every Sunday evening in the Town Hall at 7pm with homebaking & refreshments available. Tickets are £4 and films start at 7.30pm. Our next films are listed below:

1 7 June: 'Into the Wild':  With his sturdy cast and confident direction, Sean Penn has turned a complex work of non-fiction like Into the Wild into an accessible and poignant character study.  The true story of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature in Alaska. 24 June: Leni Riefenstahl's 'Olympia':  The 1 936 Olympics produced a major work of art, Leni Riefenstahl’s greatest movie, 'Olympia', released in 1 938 in 2 parts, “The Festival of Nations,” and “The Festival of Beauty.”  Riefenstahl used the most up-to-date feature filmmaking techniques and technology. Creating a work that continues to influence the filming of sports to this day. She edited in sequences filmed from practice runs with athletes, usually from very unusual angles, in order to call attention to the splendor of athletes in motion. (Tickets will be £8 for this film) Fo r m o re i n fo p l e a s e vi s i t o u r Fa ce b o o k p a ge ' P e n i c u i k C i n e m a ' , go o gl e u s o r e m a i l c h a n t a l c h a n c h a n @ ya h o o . c o . u k

Gallery Cafe throughout September. Watch this space for more details! Our AGM is on Wednesday July 4th; 7:00 for 7:30 at the West Street Art Centre.   There will be refreshments and music from guitarist, Richard Callaghan. Everyone is invited to come along   – whatever your taste, interest or ability might be in art, music, craft, photography. Come and suggest events and activities for the coming year that YOU would like to see happening.

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make some further improvements to our premises at West Street. A project close to our hearts is to provide a stair lift. It’s hard getting funds for anything these days, but we’re doing our best, and we’re very glad to have Jo Buckley on our committee, who is experienced and pro-active with grant applications. She just managed to secure a spot of funding for the Arts Festival, too. Other grant applications are being made to refurbish the back The committee is, as ever, busy applying for grants to windows, to make repairs to guttering, and to

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Our summer Family Ceilidh kicks off at 7pm on   Saturday the 6th of July at the Craigiebield Hotel with the Homecoming String Band www.homecomingstringband.com. It includes Sandy from the Penicuik Music School and you can have a fling with a great mix of classic Scottish dances with a dash of bluegrass etc. Not to be missed! Under 1 6s are free, members £5, non-members £7.

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replace the stair carpets. Let’s hope that at least some of these dreams are realised! The work we have already achieved over the last few years has greatly improved our historic venue. In June, Christine Suter will show examples of her weaving in an exhibition entitled "Stripes and Checkers", and in July we look forward to hosting the work of students from Edinburgh College of Art. And as always, please come and see us – come to an event, join in with Making Space Penicuik free crafting in the community sessions and pop into our cosy Café to enjoy the home cooked refreshments! Now, in the summer you will find the Cafe garden very popular. Upstairs, browse the craft shop for that special gift or unique card. We now display a range of the crafts for sale in the glass cabinet in the café.

Life is full of lessons, some we will take on the chin, others will leave us on our knees but no matter what the lesson the reason for them is always the same... our growth. Archangel Jeremiel understands that there have been some hard lessons for us all recently, some where we never thought we were going to get through but the time of those hardships is coming to an end. We are at the top of the mountain now, it is time to take note as to what we have achieved, where our hard struggles have brought us to and to rejoice in that!! There is a sense of coming together, a community arising where once was lost. Do not fear your neighbours, welcome them into your life, speak with them, share time with them, we are at our strongest when we are strong with our community, when we come together as one voice rather than many. Take some time this month to be part of your community, to be part of a powerful spiral of strength, nurturing and achievement!!

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PENICUIK ATHELETIC FC

The football season came to an end on 1 2th May with a must win away tie against fellow promotion challengers, Broxburn Athletic, and the victor would gain promotion to the Super League. Prior to this game we lost away 1 -0 at Armadale, where we created enough chances to win two games, won our last two home games 2-1 against Arniston Rangers and Glenrothes and drew 1 -1 away against Broughty

Athletic. These results saw us sit proudly at the top of the league. However, both Sauchie and Broxburn had games in hand and, when the crunch came and we went to play Broxburn, Broxburn won comfortably, consigning us to another season in the Premier League. A disappointing end to what has been a difficult season in a very competitive league but we'll be back wiser and stronger next season, ready for another battle. Finally, I would just like to

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thank all our faithful fans, your support at Broxburn and all season long has been fantastic. AGM The Penicuik Athletic AGM will be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday 27th June 201 2 at 7.30pm – all welcome. Anyone wishing to become a committee member must apply in writing with a proposer and seconder and applications must be received by 6th June 201 2.

ESKMILL FOOTBALL CLUB

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Eskmill Football Club Under 1 2's - Eskmill Football club have been serving Penicuik for over 50 years. We are currently looking for players to add to our current squad for the current season, next season and beyond.  If you were born in 2000, and enjoy football why not give it try?    We pride ourselves in giving all our players an equal opportunity . We currently train at Beeslack Community High School on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 and our games are on a Sunday morning.  If you are interested in joining us or need further information please  contact James Robertson  on 07588 238 833.

PENICUIK TENNIS CLUB

Want to play tennis locally? Would you like to take up tennis, meet new people or improve your current game? Come and join us. We are a brand new club, annual membership is £1 5 and annual family membership is  £30.  We are running adult and  junior  beginner and improver lessons and an adult social session on  Sundays 1 5.00-1 6.30.  For info contact: Caroline on 07949 0941 64 or carolinewylie@hotmail.com

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