About Us

Who we are

The PCAA is a charitable body whose sole purpose is to promote and encourage the study, practice and knowledge of the Arts in Penicuik and surrounding district. The organisation is run entirely by volunteers.

Penicuik Arts Association was founded in Autumn 1977 when Penicuik was expanding rapidly. A group of like-minded residents worked together with the aim of improving the cultural and creative life of what was essentially a new town. They later acquired the premises at 2/4 West Street Penicuik. They set up a vegetarian café in the premises and started showing regular art exhibitions. The Association still occupies these premises and the café gallery is still a key aspect of our work.

Many of the founding members continue to support the Association.

With Penicuik going through another period of rapid expansion, the Association is once again facing many of the challenges that these founding members overcame. The Association is led by a group of enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. It is a totally and inclusive and welcoming organisation.

Information about our building can be found here.

Information about room hire can be found here.

Information about our committee can be found here.

Where we are

Our building is at 4 West Street, Penicuik, EH26 9DL.

We’re a Registered Charity

PCAA is registered with Scottish Charities Ombudsman SC014154

As such we are required to submit annual accounts and to have a constitution.

The constitution can be downloaded by clicking HERE