The next Esk Valley Trust Zoom talk will be given by Edward Clerk who is the latest member of the Clerk family to manage the estate. He will talk about future plans for the Penicuik Estate on Thursday January 26th starting at 19.30
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Known and loved by its many visitors the Penicuik Estate has been owned by the Clerk family since 1654 when John Clerk, a merchant with an emporium in Paris specialising in fine art, bought Penicuik Estate with the original Newbiggin House.
Since then there have been many developments with the house (including, of course, the disastrous fire of 1899 which reduced the new Penicuik House to a shell) and the estate with its Designed Landscape.
The impact of the Clerk family on Scotland’s intellectual, cultural and scientific history, has been immense and today Edward Clerk manages the Estate, is overseeing the next stages in its development and, in partnership with Penicuik House Preservation Trust, oversees the running of the conserved ruin of Penicuik House and the restoration of the Designed Landscape for the benefit of the local community and numerous visitors every year.
Plans for the Estate never stand still and Edward Clerk’s talk will outline the plans for the next stage in the development of this significant part of Scotland’s heritage.
The talk is free to all.