Penpont Heritage Centre


There are many books with photographs and information about local people, buildings and organisations over the years and  also a considerable film archive of life in Penpont over the last 50 years.

Through our volunteers, visitors will have access to a catalogue of information and be able to view choices on computer and TV monitors.

Here is a list of samples from our archive and film collections:



  • Penpont - Parish, Rural and Community Councils,  1895 - 2001
  • Woodside School, Scaur Glen, 1840 - 1949
  • Thornhill - Drumlanrig Street, 1800's - 2000
  • Penpont School, 1854 - 1970
  • Memories of Local People


  • Penpont Gala Days
  • Penpont School Projects
  • Some School Shows of Yesteryear
  • Interviews with Senior Citizens
  • Local Building Projects
  • Interviews with Tradesmen
  • Church Renovations
  • Church History
  • Planting and Felling Local Trees
  • Talks by Local People
  • Burns Presentations


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If you would like to make a donation to the Group, please click here to contact us. Thank you.



The Centre will open for the season on Saturday 7th April 2018, 2.00 - 4.00pm.  We will only be open on Saturdays during the season until further notice. We are happy to invite you to contact us to arrange a suitable time for a visit at other times. 


You can find the Post Office in the Joseph Thomson Room within the Centre on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 2.00 - 4.00pm.





We are pleased to have the Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust and the Olakira Le Maa Trust join our website. These new pages are: 

JT Maasai Trust

The Walk

The Olakira Le Maa Trust



 If you are looking for any heritage information please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.



We are planning to show some of the local films made by our Chairperson, Sophia Harkness during March 2018 and are also planning a talk by Hugh Buck, our secretary on his time in Kenya in the 60s. this will be introduced by Sophia.  Please check out the Forthcoming Events page for further information by clicking here.

Group Bookings

We welcome individuals, groups and school parties. Please contact us to arrange your booking.

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Become a Friend

Become a Friend

Would you like to help this Centre continue and flourish?

If YES you could:

1. Become a member.

2. Donate/loan materials to our archives.

3. Help fund running costs by becoming a friend.

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