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Penicuik is situated 10 miles south of Edinburgh, enjoys easy access to central Edinburgh and Scotland’s Motorway network making it a popular choice for commuters and families. With a population of almost 20,000, Penicuik is growing with new housing developments underway.

Taboo is situated on the main thoroughfare of Penicuik, within a busy residential area and 10 minutes’ walk from the towns High St. The premises enjoys being next to Angle Park and backs on to the home of Penicuik Athletic FC.


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1. History: Penicuik has a rich history, with evidence of settlement dating back to ancient times. It was primarily a rural area, known for its agricultural activities and later for papermaking and milling industries.

2. Industry: In the 18th and 19th centuries, Penicuik became known for its paper mills, which were powered by the water from the River North Esk. The industrial heritage is still visible in some parts of the town.

3. Architecture: The town features a mix of architectural styles, including historic buildings and more modern structures. Some landmarks include old mills and estate houses.

4. Natural Surroundings: Penicuik is surrounded by scenic landscapes, with the Pentland Hills to the northwest providing a beautiful backdrop. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the nearby natural areas for walking, hiking, and other recreational activities.

5. Community: The town has a community-oriented atmosphere, and there are various local amenities, shops, and services catering to the residents' needs.

6. Cultural Events: Like many Scottish towns, Penicuik may host cultural events, festivals, and gatherings throughout the year, celebrating local traditions and fostering a sense of community, the biggest of which is its famous Gala Day.

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