‘I thought it was end of Penicuik club’

PENICUIK: Flood damage at Shottstown Miners Welfare Club
PENICUIK: Flood damage at Shottstown Miners Welfare Club

MEMBERS of a Penicuik club are working overtime to restore the premises after a massive flood.

Shottstown Miners Welfare Club was inundated at the beginning of July following a morning of torrential rain.

More than a foot of water swept into all parts of the John Street building, causing damage estimated at £300,000.

Staff, members, volunteers and workmen have spent more than five weeks mopping up after the mess and coping with major disruption to activities at the popular social venue.

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