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.



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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.


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