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 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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2. Donate/loan materials to our archives.

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