Place:Penicuik (town), Midlothian, Scotland

NamePenicuik (town)
Coordinates55.817°N 3.233°W
Located inMidlothian, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoPenicuik, Midlothian, Scotlandparish in which the Town of Penicuik was located until 1975
Lothian, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Midlothian (council area), Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
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Penicuik was a burgh in the former county of Midlothian, Scotland, lying on the west bank of the River North Esk. The town was developed as a planned village in 1770 by Sir James Clerk of Penicuik and became a burgh in 1867. The town was well known for its paper mills, the last of which closed in 2005. More recently the town was home to the Edinburgh Crystal works.

The town's name is pronounced 'Pennycook' and is derived from Pen Y Cog, meaning "Hill of the Cuckoo" in the Old Brythonic (or Ancient British) language.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Penicuik.

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