Engineers give town clock the all-clear

Engineers check the condition of the clock outside Penicuik Town Hall. Photo: Gravity Bottle Shop
Engineers check the condition of the clock outside Penicuik Town Hall. Photo: Gravity Bottle Shop

Penicuik Town Hall has reopened to the public after engineers carried out an assessment of the clock.

The Gravity Bottle Shop tweeted us a photos of workmen in a cherry picker on the High Street.

A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “The building closed to customers earlier today as part of the external clock had become unstable.

“A structural engineer has been on site. He removed a decorative wooden leg from the clock. There is no structural damage.”