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The Monthly Edit ­ 2nd Anniversary It's our 2nd Anniversary and we are delighted to announce some exciting new changes!! First of all The Monthly Edit is now being produced under Anam Cara Publications, a Penicuik based publishers who have a vested interest in the community, perfect for The Monthly Edit and its readers!! Secondly we have a new editor, Nikki Turner. Nikki will be concentrating on the Editorial and Community side of things and is a welcome addition to the team. Here at The Monthly Edit we are geared to help Penicuik become the Community based town we know it is, that is why we are making some further changes in the next few issues... EXCITING TIMES!! To celebrate we are re­launching our new website, Facebook and Twitter Pages (Facebook and Twitter links are on the website). Our 2nd Anniversary “Virtual” Launch Party will be over Facebook and Twitter, throughout the day on Monday 3rd October where we will be hosting competitions and prizes. It will be wonderful to “Virtually” see you there!! The Monthly Edit Team ­ Images courtesy of The Studio Penicuik

Our Grand Canyon Challenge Cancer is one of the biggest causes of death Worldwide. We all know someone who has been diagnosed and has either survived, is fighting it at present, or has sadly lost their fight against it, for us that person was Fiona Archibald, who fought the disease for 3 years In her last months, Fiona went to our local Marie Curie Hospice and they did a miraculous job in lightening her Spirits. Within 3 short weeks, Fiona had transformed from a patient struggling with her illness, to helping other patients, as well as being content in herself. This was all thanks to the care and attention from the staff and nurses at Marie Curie. The hospice at Fairmilehead which cares for many Penicuik cancer sufferers, has in­patient care for just 27 people, although it also runs a day centre. This costs £3.6 million a year. The hospice must raise over £9,000 every day to carry on with their hard work and research. To support the Fairmilehead Hospice, we are trekking the Grand Canyon and set a target of raising £10,000 in order to do so. We would like to thank our family and friends and all the other people that have gave their support during our year of continuous fund­raising, In this time we have held 2 successful parties which could not have been possible without the generous raffle prizes which were donated by local businesses. We would like to say a special thank you to Michael at The Studio, Yvonne at Brown's Hairdressing, Favours & Nappy Cakes, Pure Beauty Salon, Kirkhill Cakes, Michael Field Butchers, The Tusitala, The Salisbury Arms as well as Tesco, Ikea, Venture Photography and all other donations we received. We look forward to embracing our Grand Canyon Challenge beginning on October 8th in memory of Fiona Archibald. We know all our funds raised will be greatly appreciated and will continue to support the high quality nursing provided at our local Fairmilehead Hospice. This privately run centre needs your support for your local people. Donations will still be thankfully received until November, visit our JUSTGIVING accounts online: www.justgiving.com/daylearchibald | www.justgiving.com/kirstinawatson www.justgiving.com/sarahalexander Thank you all for your continued support. Dayle, Kirstina & Sarah

Our Deadline for our next Issue is Mon' 1 6th Oct 201 1 The Monthly Edit Office - Room 1 , Crystal Business Centre Eastfield Ind Est, EH26 8HA 01 968 671 574 - info@themonthlyedit.co.uk Remember to Recycle me after you have enjoyed reading me!


SPIRITED MEETINGS We meet every Wednesday at The Roslin Glen Hotel, Roslin from 7pm – 9pm everyone is welcome! 5th Oct–Transformational Breathe Workshop (limited places please book) 1 2th Oct–Energy Share (open to anyone who works with energies to give a receive a treatment) 1 9th Oct- Auragraph Demonstration/Workshop 26th Oct–Energy Share For further details contact Nikki on 07969 848 81 0 or find us at www.meetup.com/spirited

CLASSIC CLAPTON An enthusiastic and appreciative audience was treated to a great night of Classic Clapton at Penicuik Town Hall on Sat 1 0th. A very tight four piece filled the room with music they clearly loved playing and were fronted by a musician whose feel and passion for Clapton's music shone through from start to finish. It was Clapton through the ages, and from derek and the dominoes, to the bluesbreakers, the yardbirds, and cream there was something for every Clapton fan. As the songs flowed, the atmosphere built and the crisp keyboard, banging bass and sizzling skins led by some gorgeous guitar playing brought patrons


to their feet and even on to the dance floor. An encore was demanded and delivered and the gig was summed up perfectly by one fan who remarked "just close your eyes and it's Clapton." I did and it was, Classic Clapton! BEESLACK PENICUIK CAMERA CLUB The Winter season commenced on 1 st September with a number of new initiatives to enhance the enjoyment of this hobby. Annual membership is £1 0 with modest attendance fees on the nights you attend. So dust off your camera and come along to Beeslack High School at 7.30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays to find out what is on offer or contact

George McGhee on Penicuik 672721 or John Barnett on Penicuik 673467. HOWGATE VILLAGE HALL HOWGATE “LIVE” You can email us at Howgatevillagewebsite@yahoo.com. Or have a look at our website at Howgatevillage.com. 70’s & 80’s DISCO - SAT 8 OCTOBER 7.30 pm Late. Cost £1 0.00 includes entertainment, food BYOB. Call 01 968 6781 1 9/6721 74. Book early to avoid disappointment.

INTRODUCING HOWGATE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE. Do any of the children in

Howgate and surrounding areas want to be heard? Rachel Kennedy has agreed to be the voice of the children in Howgate and surrounding areas. Contact with Rachel can be made via the Howgate email howgatevillagewebsite@yahoo.com. HOWGATE ART GROUP - WEDNESDAY’S 3.00 5.00 pm & 7.00 - 9.00 pm. To book a place please contact Maureen Monteith on 01 506 639770. Don’t worry if you have never touched a brush or chalk etc before. Maureen covers a variety of different techniques, work at your own pace, and enjoy the end result. From Beginner to expert in a very short time. Meet people with like minded interests. BRIDGE GROUP - Mondays 7pm to 1 0pm and Wednesday Mornings. Opportunity for villagers, friends and others from the wider area to


experience a more competitive form of bridge in a relaxed environment. If you are not a complete beginner, just turn up with or without a partner on Mondays and we guarantee you a game. For more about information about the group, please call 01 968 67031 9 HOWGATE COUNTRY MARKET Come along and meat the Penicuik Hunter and Lass. Vintage tractors etc. Saturday 1 October 201 1 . Time: 9.30 am – 1 .00 pm. Howgate Country Market, invite you to join our traders with varies produce and craft goods. Meet friends, enjoy homemade soup, hot rolls and drinks and take in the fantastic scenery. Damhead plants will be showing off their

fantastic range of plants and shrubs. Interested in booking a stall? You may even buy an early Christmas present. Please call 075031 78326 for further details. PENICUIK SCOUTS The 1 1 th Midlothian (Penicuik) Scout Group, are hosting a table sale on the 1 5th October at the Scout hall, Kirkhill Road, Penicuik, from 1 0am 'till 2.00pm. There will be jewellery, crafts, homebaking, stained glass decorations and more. Refreshments will also be on sale. The cost of a table is ÂŁ1 5.00. Contact Colin Harrison on 07906 1 70756 for further details. For the full editorial go online to www.themonthlyedit.co.uk TAROT OF THE MONTH Starlight Scotland The Hermit

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As the darker days draw in closer The Hermit asks what have we achieved so far this year? What do we still wish to do with the few months which are left of 2011? Now is the time for a self review, are we living out our dreams and ambitions or are we just getting by? Write down your dreams and goals and work on them. If you do not realise them, how are you able to make them happen? It is the time for cutting away those things which keep us stuck, whether that be our job, the people we surround ourselves with or the food we eat. We need to be aware of our energies and all those things which drain them. As we turn to the darker months, we have the ability to turn within ourselves to connect with what it is we desire. For a full personal reading please go to www.starlightscotland.co.uk or contact us on 07969 848 810.


BEESLACK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL For a full programme and editorial go to www.themonthlyedit.co.uk FITNESS SUITE OFFER - FREE…FREE…HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT? FITNESS SUITE SPECIAL OFFER BUY ONE MONTH GET ONE FREE Our Fitness suite is open for individual hire and group bookings. All participants must attend an Induction Programme before use. If you have not exercised for a while, it is essential to have a health check up with your doctor. NEW Annual membership of £1 2.00 will apply from August 201 1 .

If you pre-book for one month we are offering second month ABSOLUTELY FREE. Why not get together with a friend, prepare yourself for your holidays, the festive season and that new outfit. We have a small but friendly gym with something for everyone. For further information with regard to all aspects of Beeslack Community High School, Community Education Programme please contact… 01 968 673893 or Fax 01 968 678659. All-Weather facilities - As you may be aware, we have a Purpose Built All Weather Astro-Turf Facility. Unfortunately, at present this area is not floodlit although it is still possible to play 5-a-side Football, Hockey and Tennis at weekends from 9.00 am until dusk. 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. We do however close on PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and access may be limited or restricted during exam times. The building is closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum. We do close Friday – Monday inclusive during both the September and May holiday periods. Please note that all classes, groups and lets MUST be clear of


the building by 9.55 pm at the very latest. For further information with regard to all aspects of Beeslack Community High School, Community Education Programme please contact… 01 968 673893 or Fax 01 968 678659. PENICUIK YMCA-YWCA Our Out of School Care and Breakfast club continue to thrive, places available but booking is essential contact us below. We have started ZUMBATOMIC for children cost £3.50 - Tues 5-5.45pm and Fri 2-2.45pm .

Soft play party-£37.50, Bouncy castle party £52.50, soft play and bouncy castle party £65.00 dates available, booking required. Soft play is open 9-5pm daily except for weekends when we have parties. Rooms available for hire check within for dates and prices. Penicuik ‘Y’ open 9am – 9pm Call us on 01 968 674851 for info on any of the above or contact info@penicuik-y.co.uk For a full programme and editorial go to www.themonthlyedit.co.uk


PENICUIK ATHELETIC FC

After a successful pre-season, then League Cup kicked off on the 6th August . We were unbeaten in our League Cup section with wins against Pumpherston Juniors (4-1 ), Edinburgh United (3-1 ), Livingston United (02) and Spartans (5-1 ), we drew 2-2 with both Bonnyrigg Rose and Broxburn topping our section. However, Broxburn had a protest against Livingston upheld and were awarded a further two points and that won them the section. They now go on to play Linlithgow Rose in the semi-final.

ESKMILLS BOYS CLUB

Players wanted - Eskmill Football club under 1 1 's (born in 2000) are looking for players (all positions) to join our existing squad. We currently train on Tues 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 can you contact James Robertson on 07803974261 If you need any further info please drop me an email at wnnalex@aol.com or call me on 07746 964 854 For full Sport editorial go to www.themonthlyedit.co.uk


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