Penpont Heritage Centre


The Parish of Tynron includes the Shinnel Glen, part of the Scaur Glen and the village of Tynron (also known as Tynron Kirk).  Tynron Doon dominates the area. This dramatic landmark is of considerable geological interest and is steeped in history.

The 2007 electoral regster lists 130 people.

Tynron is fortunate to retain several areas of designated ancient woodland, such as Kirkland, Craigturra, Hulston and Aird, with their beech, oak and other protected species.The juniper wood at Ford is a nature conservation site of international importance, and Stenhouse Wood is under the care of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Tynron itself is a tiny, unspoilt village of listed cottages overlooked by a small, quirky kirk designed by William Burn in 1837. The kirk ceased to be used as a parish church in 1997 and was subsequently sold.

In recognition of its architectural heritage, the village of Tynron Kirk has been designated a Conservation Area for planning purposes.


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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.



We are currently on a volunteer drive to make sure the history of Joseph Thomson and the heritage of Penpont, Keir and Tynron continues well into the future.

We are planning a training package for volunteers and a buddy system for the first year. This means new guides will have support from the beginning to help their knowledge and confidence to grow.

If you are interested in becoming a guide and/or a member or the management group, please click here to contact us. 


Group Bookings

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

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2. Donate/loan materials to our archives.

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