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 2017 season at East weekend, Saturday 15 April and will be open Saturdays and Sundays thereafter until the end of September. If you wish to come to the centre at other times, we are very happy to arrange a suitable time. Click here to contact us.



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

EVENT! We are organising a nature and history walk around Keir on Sunday 23 July 2017, starting from the Village Hall at 1.20pm. This walk is being led by Hugh Buck, who is the secretary of the Group, ably supported by Sophia Harkness. The walk will go down to Courthill, along to Scaurbank and back to Keir along the river. If you want you can join the walk in Keir. There should be some interesting information. We will return to the Hall for afternoon tea and a look at some photos, old and new of Keir. Donations to assist in the running of the Local Heritage Centre will be gratefully received. Come along. If you want to book a place, please contact Sophia on 01848 330411, Hugh on 01848 330933 or Maureen on 01848 331529. You can contact us by e-mail 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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