Midlothian doors are set to open

Visitors can get inside Cousland Smiddy
Visitors can get inside Cousland Smiddy

A printers and vet school are just some of the attractions on offer to anyone who comes along to this year’s Midlothian Doors Open Day.

So far, 30 venues have confirmed their participation in this year’s event on Saturday, September 14.

On the day, buildings that are not normally open to the public or normally charge for entry will open their doors, free of charge, to visitors.

A highlight this year will be The Pen-y-Coe Press, which Penicuik Community Development Trust has agreed to open for the first time on Doors Open Day.

A stationers and printers in Penicuik for 60 years, the building was also Penicuik’s first post office in the mid 1960s.

The trust plans to maintain the shop and create a heritage centre.

Cousland Local History Project will also be participating for the first time.

Starting at Cousland Village Hall visitors can embark on a self-guided tour taking in village archaeological sites including Cousland Windmill, The Nunnery and Limeworks.