300 Years of Papermaking

To mark the 300th anniversary of the start of papermaking on the North Esk River, and to celebrate the legacy of one of the local area’s most significant industries, an exhibition was launched during the week of 6 – 10 October 2009, in Penicuik Town Hall. As well as displays on the local paper mills and the industry, there were papermaking demonstrations, film shows and heritage walks. Parts of the exhibition will be on tour throughout the county’s libraries during the next 6 months.

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