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All ofyour local COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, ARTS, CULTURE & SPORTin one easy to read magazine. In this issue - Community Cinema, Recipe ofthe Month & Lots more...

GO O D NEWS With more news in our other sections...

Ofcom awards a community radio licence There’s no need to book in advance – just show Penicuik Community Education Association On September 20th, 201 2, Ofcom announced the award of two new community radio licences for services in Scotland. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest.

up on the day. There will be information stalls and guest speakers from Midlothian Council’s Adult and Community Care and Housing teams, as well as from Ageing Well and from Telecare provider Tyntech. A tenant from Trust Housing’s Hawthorn Gardens complex will discuss the positive impact moving into an Extra Care facility had on his life.

One of the awards is to Crystal FM to provide a community radio service catering for all residents of Penicuik and its surrounding hinterland. The Licence is awarded for a fiveyear period. The Penicuik Community Education Association radio team will meet soon to advance the radio project that will provide a platform of communication for individuals, local organisations, sports clubs, businesses, community councils, Midlothian Council and our local schools to promote their news, activities and events across the airwaves to:

The new facility is planned to open in autumn 201 3, and will feature 32 Extra Care apartments and a Community Hub, incorporating best practice in architectural design for people with dementia. With a dedicated team of staff on site 24 hours a day for 7 days a week, the Council will be able to meet the very different Damhead , Bilston , Easter Howgate, Roslin, care and support needs of our ageing Rosewell, Auchendinny, Glencorse , Milton population, enabling them to live in the Bridge , Lonestone, Howgate, Leadburn , community and maximise their independence. Silverburn & Ninemileburn . An important feature of the development will Opportunities to become involved in Crystal FM be its new Community Hub, which will include will arise as the radio team moves the project dining, social, recreational and laundry on for the benefit of all the communities within facilities. The hub facilities will be available to the radio service area. the wider public, as well as to tenants of our Extra Care units. Local community groups and For further information Contact: Colin McCall businesses are encouraged to attend the Open Penicuik Community Education Association, Day, to learn more about the potential for them Carnethy Centre, Muirhead Place, Penicuik, to be involved in delivering services from the Midlothian, EH26 0LE Community Hub – such as hairdressing, Email: catering, food services and arts groups. Phone Number: 01 968 674095 Website: The new facility is set to replace Pentland House Care Home which will no longer meet Keep your eyes on future issues for future national care standards. Priority for flats in the updates to this exciting new community new scheme is being given to those residents project. from Pentland House who wish to move in and whose needs can be met by the new Extra Care development. Penicuik Extra Care Homes For more information visit: The Open Day will take place at Penicuik Town Hall from noon to 4pm on Friday 1 2 October.


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omes some new changes and rightfully so. The festival of Halloween ' Hallows eve' derived from the Celtic New Year - Samhain, pronounced “soo-wain” which marks the end of the Season of Light (Summer) and the beginning of the Season of Darkness (Winter). So as we welcome this change in season we also welcome some others. We will be moving our office to Peebles this month to tie in with other projects we are involved in. A new section for Community Cinema in Penicuik & Loanhead. Octo bers Issue

Over the next few months we launching new feature called 'Wharey don' t you...' Parents and the 80s generation will remember the TV show and our premise is similar. The being that children of any age uptoidea contribute to a 2 page spread publi 16 right here every month. whether itshed be pictures, drawings, short stories, poems, articles, feelings and views, you name it whatever is on your mind. Visit our website for more details of how to apply. Our 'Give back fund' continues to grow and as of this issue only one applicant for our last release. Goto our website and fill in your details

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RAINBOWS, BROWNIES, GUIDES - GIRLGUIDING PENICUIK - Girlguiding is the largest voluntary


organisation for girls and young women in the UK. Girlguiding Penicuik offers all kinds of opportunities for girls of all age groups, including Rainbows (aged 5 – 7), Brownies (aged 7 – 1 0) and Guides (aged 1 0 – 1 4). Units meet throughout Penicuik and on most evenings during the week. If you would like your daughter to share in the experiences that Guiding has to offer then call us. For Rainbows (5-7 years old), call Carol Mann : 6731 93. For Brownies (7-1 0 years old), call Jennifer Martin : 67401 3. For Guides (1 0 and over), call Linda McDonald ; 674897

PENTLANDS SWRI - This month we welcomed

Cathy Burns, a home economist from Sainsbury’s Try Team, for a cookery demonstration. Cathy shared a number of recipes with us, from a cheese and herb soda bread through to salmon risotto and a delicious lemon posset. She led us through the recipes and shared many helpful tips during her demonstration. A great evening was had by all, and to top it all off we were given samples of each delicious dish to try! Flower Of The Month Competition: Anne Lawrie for her beautiful sweet pea Next month it’s our 65th birthday, so on 3rd October we’re leaving the town hall behind us and

heading out for a meal to celebrate! This is a members only event, but if you are interested in learning more about the Pentlands SWRI please visit our Facebook page or drop us an email on


We are a group of SCMA registered childminders in the Penicuik/Leadburn/Howgate areas offering full, part time and occasional care for children from the ages of 3 months upwards from £2.80 per hour. Your child will be safely nurtured in your absence. We have dedicated playrooms where the children can play without ‘having to be careful’. We meet weekly and new members are very welcome. For more details call.. Call 67921 4 for details.


of local crafters who make unique and individual items that you don’t find in the shops. We will run a craft fair/coffee morning for you and donate the proceeds from the takings on the door as well as 1 0 - 1 5% of our own takings to your cause, group or charity. We will organise the whole event, including the publicity and set up, leaving you nothing to do but to turn up and have a good time. If you would

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like more information get in touch with 'Crafters who Care' and we can discuss your needs in more depth. Tel. 67921 4

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE - at Howgate Village Hall on Friday, 23 November, 6 – 9pm. Lots of unusual gifts for Christmas as well as Santa being there to hear the children wish list. All funds raised go to Village Hall Funds.


meeting is on Thursday 1 8th of October,2:00pm in the Town Hall, when Dr Mhairi Coyle from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at the Bush, will talk on the natural environment research work done there. This event is free to members, nonmembers are very welcome to attend for a small charge. As usual tea and coffee will be available after the talk. 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.

If you want to find out more about the U3A why not come along on the 1 8th October or visit our website: where you will find further information on our activities or e-mail:


‘The Kabin’ is a charity based in Loanhead delivering community based activities and services for people of all ages and abilities. We offer a wide variety of groups from Parents & Tots, Craft & Chat, Senior Citizen groups, youth clubs, dance and exercise classes.  We have opportunities for volunteers both inside the Kabin and in our lovely community garden.  We are open 7 days per week and have the wonderful Amazone soft play centre, Honeypot Cafe, Drone Community Cinema, Play It Again charity Shop, the Tub Laundry service and provide a fabulous range of birthday parties with options of using the Amazone soft play, bouncy castle, disco, recording studio either catering or self-catering. Paula Jackson Loanhead Community Learning Centre, Kabin 5 Mayburn Walk, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9HG Tel 01 31 440 2541                                 Charity No: SCO1 3692

PENICUIK AND DISTRICT SNP - Christine Grahame MSP spoke at the Branch meeting held on 20th September.

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She advised members that she is working to do something about the high visibility “To Let” signs that proliferate our Town Centres. This gives a poor impression to visitors to the Town and there must be a better way to advertise the availability of premises. She is glad that the Scottish Government is taking steps to reduce the advantage that Landlords have in leaving their premises empty. The fact that they will have to pay more in Business Rates will encourage them to try harder to lease their shop or office. Christine has invited local businessmen and women to the Scottish Parliament for a working business lunch and a meeting with the Minister. After the summer recess Christine’s surgeries at Tesco have resumed on the 4th Saturday of the month from 1 1 .00am to 1 2.00pm. Thanks to all those who supported the Branch’s stall at the Street Fair on 25th August. Despite the rain it was heartening to see such a good turn out from Penicuik residents. The winners of our guess where the bear went on holiday competition were Rebecca Martin and Derek Wilson and the answer was Australia.

Margaret Wilson spoke about the recent vandalism and killing of ducks at Valleyfield Pond and the steps being taken to identify the culprits. Derek Rosie advised that a meeting had been held between the Police and Jack McGowan of Penicuik Crime Prevention Panel. Leaflets have been distributed around all the households in the Valleyfield area and Police posters have been displayed at and near the pond. Police are also increasing patrols in the area. It is planned to produce cards which will be handed out to regular users of the paths which will strongly encourage them to report any incidents of vandalism or suspicious behaviour to the Police phone Penicuik Police Station 01 968 6751 91 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1 1 1 . Anyone interested in joining the Scottish National Party or requiring information please contact Margaret Wilson on 01 968 677335. Next meeting Thursday 25th October in Navaar Hotel at 7.30.

PENICUIK/L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE TWINNING ASSOCIATION - The Twinning Association jointly hosted a stall at the Penicuik Street Fair with the Penicuik Petanque Club. The winners of the

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Saturday 6th October 5.00pm - The Penguins of Madagascar - Get Ducky (U) After Marlene discovers a lost egg, the Penguins volunteer to egg-sit until they can find its mother. When the egg hatches the Penguins put Ducky into Penguin training, but King Julien is jealous and wants to raise the duckling to be his second-in-command. (92 mins) 7.00pm - Avengers Assemble (12) - When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. (137 mins) Tuesday 9th October All in Good Time (12) - All in Good Time follows the trials and troubles of a young Asian Bolton couple Atul and Vina, as they try to begin their married life together in this romantic comedy. Friday 12th October The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (U) Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. Tuesday 16th October The Angel’s Share (18) - Set in Edinburgh, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf after narrowly avoiding a term spent at Her Majesty's pleasure, and after a visit to a whisky distillery, he and his mates discover a way to turn their lives around. Friday 19th October Eight Below (PG) - Stranded in Antarctica during the most unforgiving winter on the planet, Jerry's beloved sled dogs must learn to survive together until Jerry who will stop at nothing rescues them. Tuesday 23rd October The Five Year Engagement (15) - One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. Friday 26th October Sky High (PG) - Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted young Will Stronghold tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being but Will must use his superpowers to save the day. Tuesday 30th October Fast Girls (12) - Two young female sprinters from very different backgrounds, running together as members of a British relay team, struggle to put their competitive streaks aside in the run up to major world athletics championship.

Penicuik Cinema Films starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm in Penicuik Town Hall with refreshments and homebaking. Tickets are £5 (adults) & £3 (children under 12). (Subtitles for hard of hearing) Sunday 7th October Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) - Bringing together Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas in a bizarre romantic comedy under the veteran Oscar-winning director Lasse Hällström, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen tells of a visionary sheik who dreams that his passion for fly-fishing could enrich Yemeni life. Sparing no expense, he instructs his representative to transport the sport of salmon fishing from the Highlands of Scotland to his not so lush or fish-friendly deserts in . With the involvement of a British fisheries expert and the Prime Minister's press secretary latching on to a ‘good will’ story, this unlikely team seeks to prove the impossible possible . (107 mins) Sunday 14th October My Week with Marilyn (18) - Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe’s fraught appearance alongside Laurence Olivier in the 1957 film The Prince and the Show Girl. This British film about a film, also starring Emma Watson and Judi Dench, is seen through the eyes of Colin Clark, Olivier’s young assistant, whose diaries generated the film. His interactions with Marilyn are a central theme but are set against the conflict between her many demands and acting ineptness and Olivier’s professionalism. (99 mins) Sunday 21st October The Wicker Man (18) - The story of a Scottish policeman investigating the disappearance of a girl among a pagan community in the Scottish Highlands created a classic film, described as “the Citizen Kane of horror movies” and rated amongst the best British films of all time. It manages to combine being technically very well made, an excellent cast, glorious cinematography and a gripping script. Christopher Lee gives a magisterial performance as Lord Summerisle, leader of a pantheistic Celtic ritual that brings the island to a terrible frenzied climax. (88mins) Sunday 28th October The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18) - With the recent television popularity of police dramas from , here we show the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dargon Tattoo. Like Wallander, it is a crime thriller recently reworked in an English-language version but here you see the raw power of the original. The plot from author Stig Larsson’s best selling novel also hinges on the disappearance of a woman. A journalist Mikael Blomkvist and a tattooed computer hacker Lizbeth Salander investigate how, 40 years ago, Harriet Vanger vanished from the Vangers’ island home during a family gathering. They begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history - the original title was “Men who hate women”

Community Cinema

The Transmedia Film Club at The Kabin Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The Kabin reserves the right to ask patrons to leave if they are causing a disturbance. Screenings £2 per person starting @ 1.30pm unless otherwise stated. For more information, please call 0131 440 2541




Treasure Map Competition were adult prize Geoff Beasley and children prize Chloe Pineau. Thank you to everyone who bought a square and to those who assisted on the stall. At the Twinning Committee meeting on 20th August there was a discussion on potential plans to celebrate the 35th Anniversary in 201 3. Watch here for further information. The next meeting of the Association will be Monday 24th September in Beeslack Community High School at 7.30. For further information or if you wish to join the Twinning Association or wish information please contact Emma on 01 968 664746 or John on 01 968 6781 77.

Homemade Chutneys, Preserves, Bread, Handmade Chocolates, Tweeds and waistcoats, face painting and much more. Come and see our wonderful range of stalls, including start your Christmas shopping early, purchase that extra special one off card or present. In the Church we will have a projector in place showing slides.


Saturday 6 October 9.30 – 1 .00 pm. We are aiming to start the Harvest celebration early with indoor and outdoor attractions.

Angel Card of the Month

Archangel Metatron

The Season has changed and it is now time to start to go inward. Metatron comes forward to help us take the time to focus on the important aspects of our life. So many of us put other people, other things first, but when we do this continually, forgetting to honour who we are, we end up depleting ourselves of our core energy. If you are feeling lack lustre, depressed and down call upon Metatron to help you make the decisions needed to make sure you are caring for yourself. Metatron can give us clarity and focus to see the actions needed to be taken and the energy to 'get things done'. If you would like a personal reading, please contact

Nikki on 07969 848 810 or go to

Tickets will be on Sale at this Market for our ever popular “Bonfire Evening”. Tues October 9th at 7.1 5 pm Join our members in a hand on CRAFT evening making Christmas decorations. Bring items for a fund raising ‘Bring and Buy’ table. Competitions 2 mince pies, 1 home-made Christmas Cracker. Flower of the month – from your garden. For more information contact Anne on 01 968 675242 Leisurely Lunches - 1 st Wednesday of the month 1 2.30 pm. For more information contact 01 968 674229. Pilates - Meet every Thursday 6.1 5 – 7.1 5 pm. To find out more, call Louise 01 721 721 573 Howgate Kirk - Services at 9.30 am Sunday Sunday Club has resumed - same time as Kirk Tea & Coffee served in the hall after the service. Same contact.

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Howgate Community Council (small hall) Next

meeting will be Thursday 20 September. Contact Karen O’Hanlon 01 968 676246 Christmas Craft Sale - On the evening Friday 23rd November 6.00 – 9.00 pm. A variety of stall holders will be at the Howgate Village hall to show off their wares. Time to buy that magical card, an original gift or that special ornament. Everyone welcome. Entry fee at the door. Proceeds are in aid of HVHA funds. Youth group - Interested in volunteering? Would you like to work towards gaining a Saltire Volunteer Award? If you are already involved with volunteering you can gain points which are recognised by Young Scot. These points can be used to gain prizes. This is a great award to have, excellent for your CV. Adult Volunteers - We require volunteers to assist at the Themed markets, to help with grant applications, a handy man/woman who could give us a few hours of your time? We also want your thoughts on the proposed Activities Area? A few hours are all we need. Howgate is a thriving village and the possibilities are endless. Please give us a call if you are able to help. For further information, please call 01 968 672277 or email us at

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helpers, donators and stall holders who turned out for our open day on Saturday 1 September, a great day was had by all and we raised a whopping £440.20. Holiday care will be running for the up and coming October school break- 1 5th -1 9th contact us for availability, costs and a programme. We will be holding a HALLOWEEN DISCO at the ‘Y’ for primary school kids on the 27th October so be sure to get your ticket from us costing £3.00 each.


Our building is a great venue for events, meetings, conferences etc. We have slots free especially in the mornings, so if you are that person looking for a space then contact Una our operations manager for costs and a show round the building. Our regular classes run in the evenings for karate, zumba, tae kwon do, kettlercise we also have break dance on a Friday evening 6.1 5-9.1 5pm. New to a Wednesday night is a short film production course (starts 3rd October) open to anyone aged 1 6 or over, for more info and to book a place phone: 07583696884. We are looking forward to welcoming the Orchard Centre to our building on Wednesday’s, a Health and Mind group from the

centre will use the space within our building. Birthday Party bookings are available at the weekends contact us for prices and dates. Parties start from as little as £40.00 for a 2 hour slot. 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. Penicuik ‘Y’ open 9am – 9pm 58 Queensway, Penicuik, EH26 OJJ Call us on 01 968 674851 for info on any of the above or contact or or


OCTOBER SWIM SCHOOL – Monday 1 5 Oct – Thurs 1 8 Oct 201 2 - 9.00am – 1 0.00am: Cost £1 5.00 This class is for preschool/beginners. Children must be aged 4 ½ +. Fully qualified, experienced swim tutors are employed to deliver this programme. Classes cover a range of skills in a safe and friendly environment. Lessons will follow both the Scottish Learn to Swim Syllabus and the (ASA) Amateur Swimming Association Learn to Swim Scheme. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

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Recipe Idea

Spicy Thai Prawn Noodles These spicy noodles are packed with classic Thai flavourings – fragrant lemon grass, fiery hot chilli pepper and pungent root ginger. With meaty king prawns and crunchy vegetables they make a great healthy supper on the table in under 30 mins. Serves 4 - Ready in 25 mins 250g packet medium rice noodles 2 tbsp sesame oil 1 red pepper, deseeded 1 yellow pepper, deseeded 6 spring onions, trimmed ½ red chilli pepper, deseeded 1 stalk lemon grass 2cm (1in) piece root ginger, peeled 300g (10oz) raw king prawns 4 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander stalks Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

noodles and toss them gently to coat in the oil. Set aside.

Thinly slice the red and yellow peppers and the spring onions. Finely chop the chilli and lemon grass and grate the root ginger. Heat 2 tsp of the sesame Cook the rice noodles according to the packet seed oil in a large frying pan. instructions. Drain well and rinse under cold running water. Add a few drops of the sesame oil to the Add the prawns and half the chilli, lemon grass and ginger to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 mins until prawns start to turn pink. Add the peppers and spring onions and continue stir-frying over a high heat for a further 1-2 mins until the prawns are completely pink and cooked through. Add the rice noodles to the pan and toss well to mix. Whisk the remaining chilli, lemon grass, ginger and oil with the lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and coriander stalks. Pour over the noodles and heat through for a further 1-2 mins.

Suggests this perfect accompanyment 2010 KUEHN ALSACE RIESLING @ 12.5% Only £8.99 in store.

This particular Rieslings style is dryer than its german counterpart with good acidity, citrus lemon and tangerine notes. Great with seafood and perfect foil to spice... Season the noodles to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve piled into warmed bowls garnished with coriander leaves.


BEESLACK YOUTH CAMERA CLUB (for 1 1 – 1 8 years) Monday evening’s 7.00 pm. 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 Photo shop basics, mounting photos, printer skills, competitions, outings and much more. Local volunteers take the class. A fun new experience, learn new skills and enjoy the evening with your friends. Interested? Then give us a call 01 968 673893. NEW, NEW, NEW FOR CHILDREN We are currently trying to find out if there is a need for the following activities. Badminton for Children aged 7 years plus Mini Fun Athletics for children 5 – 7 years. GLEE Club All sessions would be structured but fun. Qualified instructors only. We have had enquiries about these activities; once we have sufficient numbers we will look to start a weekly class.


ACCOUNTING: INTERMEDIATE 2 UNIT: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING - Interesting in accounting? Students will develop the skills required to prepare a range of financial statements and accounts such as profit

and loss account, balance sheet, cash budgets, etc. This course will start on Thursday 1 7 January 201 3 from 7.00 – 9.00 pm and will run for 1 5 weeks. Cost £60.00. Please call for further details. Spaces limited.

SWIMMING FOR ADULTS – CASUAL SWIM OR SWIMFIT We have a range of swimming programmes for the swimmers who want a workout. Swimfit/lessons Cost £3.95.Ladies Swim Monday evening from 7.00 – 8.00 pm, Monday mixed swim 9.00 – 9.45 pm; Cost £2.95 per week payable in advance. Wednesday Lunchtime Ladies only 1 .00 – 2.00 pm, Wednesday evening Ladies only 8.00 – 9.00 pm. Friday evening 8.45 – 9.45 pm. Cost £3.20 if you just want a casual swim or £3.95 if you want to take part in the Swimfit programme. These classes cater for all levels of ability. KETTLERCISE - This is an exercise class which burns anything up to 700 calories per session. Saturday

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9.30 – 1 0.30am. The programme consists of 37 exercises lasting 1 minute each. It is one piece of equipment, one goal, fat liberation, the exercise programme for anybody and it works. Contact Colin for further details on 07805554827.


ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS - Going on holiday to Italy? If so then why not come along to learn some basic Italian. This class is held on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. This will create the ideal opportunity to learn enough about the Italian Language to fit in with the locals when you are on holiday. First time adults welcome. OVER 50’S GROUPS - EVERGREENS, LEISURE PURSUITS, GOLDEN GIRLS These three clubs meet separately on Tuesday /Thursday mornings and a Thursday afternoon. All the 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. BEESLACK ALL STARS DISABILITY SPORTS CLUB Open to Children and Young Adults of all abilities This sports activity club operates on Tuesday evenings from 6.45 – 8.45 pm and on Sunday afternoons from 1 .00 – 3.00 pm. A wide variety of sports are on offer with activities to suit all including all of the following: Boccia, Goal Ball, Basketball, Swimming, Football, Table Tennis, Poly Bat, Hockey and much more. If you would like to

come along and meet the members you will be made most welcome. For further info please contact Lynne Sturgeon on 07981 2461 39 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. BOCCIA This group meets on a Sunday from 3.00 – 4.00 pm. We are encouraging the development of the Boccia game and competition through experienced coaches offering relevant pathways. Training people (adults and children) with additional support needs to competition level. Boccia is a seated disabled sport which can be played as an individual or team event. Our aim is to introduce the game of Boccia to beginners and encourage experienced players within an individual and team environment to help promote the game. Interested then give Lynne a call on Tel No. 07981 2461 39. DISABILITY SWIMS SQUAD - This is a group of disabled swimmers with varying disabilities which includes a range of physical, learning and visual impairments. Our aims and objectives are: To improve on swimming strokes and techniques, increase physical fitness, emphasis is on

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competitive training, to encourage the swimmers to aim for Scottish Team and Olympic Team. If you know of anyone who shows swimming talent and you would like to know more, please call 079941 1 94976. FRIDAY CLUB - This group of disabled adults meet once a week to socialise and swim. Their activities include pool, bowling and chatting. The group also hold social evenings throughout the year to help with Fundraising projects. Friday 6.45 – 8.45pm. If you would be interested in helping at the club or would like to become a member please give us a call. COOKING MADE EASY - Do you enjoy cooking but find recipes quite complicated. Why not come along to our Cooking made easy course. Learn how to follow the easy step by step instructions but produce great dishes at the end. This may involve ‘cooking for one’ or how to make a sauce easy. ARCHERY CLUB - Meets on Friday evenings 7.00 – 9.45 pm and Sunday mornings from 9.30 – 1 1 .30 am. The club shoots indoor throughout the winter and outdoor in the summer months. If you would like to join whether it is for recreational fun or to compete

and take part in competitions, please give us a call. For further information please contact 01 968 676545. BEESLACK CAMERA CLUB - Tuition in camera skills, Digital processing, mainly with Photo shop. Printing and scanning facilities are available. The club participates in competitive activities with other clubs in the Lothian’s in addition to internal competitions for printed and projected images and Audio Visual presentations. Guest speakers are a regular feature dealing with a wide variety of photographic subjects. The club meets on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6.45 – 9.45 pm. Contact Mike Clarke 01 968 661 281 . COMPUTING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS - The Computing for beginners is specifically designed for an absolute beginner or someone who is looking to gain more confidence in the use of a computer and its ever increasing role in our day to day lives. The use of Microsoft Office is a major focus over the duration of the course; however Internet, Email, Security, Digital Cameras etc are all covered within the course. This does not provide the student with a recognised qualification but can be used in conjunction with Computing for Beginners 2 to gain recognised SQA qualification. The classes will be

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held on a Wednesday from 7.00 – 9.00 pm.

COMMUNITY CHOIR - One of the best ways for people to express their creativity, meet new friends and develop a range of skills is to join a choir. This is a pursuit that knows no age, gender, economic, geographical or social boundaries, and one which offers considerable benefits. No specialised equipment is required, costs are low, and choir members can enjoy singing a wide range of musical styles – jazz, classical, pop, and folk and music theatre. A Community Choir offers a safe and healthy environment in which participants of all ages and backgrounds can make a positive contribution and achieve personal and team success. The choir runs as a weekly class on a Wednesday night from 7.30 – 9.00pm and is lead by

Elizabeth Mckeon, please call Elizabeth on 01 968 6751 00 for further details.


DRESSMAKING CLASS - Bring along a project you would like help with. Whether it is sewing, clothing, soft furnishings or alterations. Copy from garments and learn how to follow a pattern. Cover basic techniques to complete cushions, curtains and roman blinds. Bring along a basic sewing kit. Come and improve your skills, feel more confident with the finished product. Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Alex Wilson our tutor will be happy to work along with you to produce a great finished product. COUNTRY DANCING - Our Country Dance Class meets every Tuesday evening from 8.00 – 9.45 pm.

This group is simply to encourage like minded ladies to enjoy country dance in a warm and friendly environment. Please call 01 968 677436 for further details. MEN’S FITNESS & SWIM - This men’s club meets on Thursday evenings from 8.00 – 9.45 pm. This is an opportunity for men to take part in various activities such as basketball, volleyball on a recreational basis and is followed by a relaxing swim in the pool. The emphasis is on enjoyment and playing the game. Time:8.00 – 9.45 pm. Cost £5.75 per week. (New members can join at any time). PILATES CLASS (NEW) Pilates is a slow and controlled form of movement that is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is very good for a variety of health conditioned such as asthma, stress and back pain. Pilates can improve quality of life and aid rehabilitation after illness. Cost of the class is £5.00 if paying weekly or alternatively you can block book

at the cost of £4.00 per week. Please contact Lorraine on 075571 05592 to book a space or for further information.

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SLIMMING WORLD - Tuesday from 6.00 – 8.00 pm. Would you'd love to lose weight without ever feeling hungry? Then welcome to Slimming World. Every week we help thousands of members achieve their weight loss. For further information please contact Liz Lonie 077471 20365.

STAINED GLASS CLASS - Learn how to make stained glass objects by both traditional and modern methods. From small to large, candle shelters to window panels, Christmas gifts to family heirlooms. Beginners welcome. Tools provided. This is an opportunity to build on skills and try new techniques. Support will be given so that projects

can be successfully completed. Please call Community Education Dept. for more information.


TAI CHI CLASSES - Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.00 pm. All aspects of Tai Chi Chaun to include Hand Forms, Pushing Hands, Self Defence, Internal

Yin and Yang Exercises. For further information on classes or workshops, please contact Jim Connachan on 01 968 768201 . This group meets every Thursday to practice Wutan Tai Chi Chaun. There are five elements to this martial art and we cover them all. TAE KWON DO - Angus Budge 0775383641 0 A Do you want to improve confidence, strength, flexibility, stamina and discipline? Suitable for all ages and fitness. levels, regular training in Tae Kwon Do will help you achieve all of these while learning new skills. Wednesday’s 7.00 – 8.00 pm  adults WEIGHTWATCHERS - This group meets every Thursday where members of the public can learn more about healthy body and mind. Find out more about the benefits of healthy eating. Stop dieting and lose weight the healthy way with Weight Watchers. Reach your goal weight with our

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Arts & Culture


Recording and Rehearsal Studios is looking for young bands or individuals who would like to take their first step into recording but who don’t have the available finances. The Groove Tunnel in Loanhead is offering these acts the chance to record their first demo for free.  Rod Spark,   the owner who has played with a number of successful artists including Ronnie Wood, Ocean Colour Scene, Modus and Edwin Starr, along with some of his

through their website; or email

musical colleagues, will guide the acts through the whole process starting with rehearsing the songs in Groove Tunnel’s excellent fully equipped facilities.  The acts will then move onto recording and mixing in the same studio a number of well-known artists have recorded in and leave with a finished product which Rod will help the acts use to hopefully attract attention and step up a rung on the musical ladder. Interested acts should contact the Groove Tunnel

Our Arts & Culture section has been sponsored by The Studio Penicuik - 01968 768001


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are actively looking for new players & coaching staff to add to our existing squad for the new season. If you are keen to play or help train & enjoy football, we would be pleased to see you come along & join in our training evenings at Beeslack Community High School every Tuesday night from 6.30pm - 8pm. During the summer holidays, please contact the below to check as we may take a well earned rest during July. All training sessions are carried out by our SFA qualified coaching staff. The new season kicks off in August and we normally play our games on Sunday mornings. If you are keen to play and would like to join us or want any further information, please come along or contact Ian Walker on 07977 469337.


kicked off on 1 st September with a hard earned 2-2 draw at Perth against Jeanfield Swifts. We followed this up with two home ties against Armadale Thistle which we lost 1 -2 and drew 1 -1 with Dalkeith Thistle - not the best start to the season. We head off down the coast to Dunbar for the first round of the Fly Emirates Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday the 22nd September, then we have two League games, away to Newtongrange Star on the 29th September and at home to big spenders Ballingry Rovers on

the 6th October.

Penicuik Athletic Lottery - The Penicuik lotto numbers for 8/9/1 2 were 4, 23, 26, 30. There were no winners. Three numbers paid £20. The following week's jackpot will be £300. Each week Lottery tickets will be available at various outlets in Penicuik, from any committee member and on match days. Pick four numbers and you will win the Jackpot. If the Jackpot is not won, then the money will be carried forward each week increasing the jackpot prize. The draw will take place every Sunday afternoon at various locations in Penicuik. Agents are required to distribute, sell and collect tickets - contact any committee member if you wish to help. Forthcoming events - The Club will be having a breakfast with guest speakers on Sunday 1 9th November in the Penicuik Bowling Club. Full details will follow shortly and will be notified on the Club website Please contact Neil Gordon 079361 56451 or John Fraser 0771 3 2471 44 to secure your tickets/table for a highly entertaining event.

ESKMILL FOOTBALL CLUB - Eskmill Football Club

Under 1 2's - Eskmill Football club have been serving Penicuik for over 50 years. We are currently looking

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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



actively looking for new players & coaching staff to add to our existing squad for the new season. If you are keen to play or help train & enjoy football, we would be pleased to see you come along & join in our training evenings either at Beeslack Community High School every Tuesday night from 6.30pm - 8pm or Penicuik Astroturf 3G during the winter months. Please contact the below for up to date venues & times. All training sessions are carried out by our SFA qualified coaching staff. The new season kicked off in August and we normally play our games on Sunday mornings. If you are keen to play and would like to join us or want any further information, please come along or contact Ian Walker on 07977 469337.

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The Monthly Edit - Oct Issue 32  

The Monthly Edit Local Publication for Penicuik, Roslin, Bilston, Howgate & Loanhead. Community information & local services.

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