Penicuik Storehouse will be a Community Food Market with Cafe and Bakery

Penicuik Storehouse is a new community project and social enterprise especially relevant for Penicuik to help bring local food business back to the High Street. We are currently renovating the former Scotmid / Nickel & Dime premises on the High Street which will provide a world class facility for Scotland.

The Penicuik Storehouse will be opening a bakery on the ground retail floor which will mean real locally made bread.

On the upper community floor we will have a community space to provide a home for local events.  On the upper floor there will also be a Fairer Food Kitchen so we can share food skills. A Fairer Food Store will ensure that participants can pay what they can for good food; and finally, the Fairer Food Tea Room so participants, volunteers and staff can celebrate by eating together.

Penicuik Storehouse is currently running community meals on Tuesdays in St James the Less Church Hall (top of Broomhill Road, just 5 mins walk from Penicuik High Street) until our community floor is completed, so please come and join us for this happy get-together preparing and eating food (no charge, but donations are welcome from those who can manage). While the meal takes place on almost every Tuesdays please make sure by checking our NEWS page for updates.

Community Food Market with Cafe Bakery for the citizens of Penicuik, Midlothian and beyond

Our large community events room with a capacity for 60 will be a bright, centrally located space, yet affordable. In addition we will be offering catering for events in the space which will again support local food businesses and our social enterprise.

Penicuik Storehouse is owned by shareholders who are friends and members of the local community. The project is run by the management committee on our behalf.


The Food Market will include cut price organic dried goods, which won’t cost us the earth (literally!).

Most of all we hope to bring the heart back into Penicuik town centre through good food and community events.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Community Meal at St James the Less Church right now! and to the Community Food Market with Cafe Bakery in the future, so we can build our food community together.


More info can be found on the old Storehouse website HERE

Did you know if you volunteer regularly at the Community Meal we can put you through your Food hygiene course and you can get a qualification. If you have been out of work a while and are looking to build your CV, we can provide you with examples you can use . These could be teamwork, social skills, or we can provide you with a reference based on your involvement.
If you, or anyone you know may benefit from any of the above please get in touch.
If you are looking for company you can just pop in and join us for a hot meal and chat 😊 You’ll not be disappointed!

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As the car park and lane up to St James The Less continue to be very icy. We’ve decided to cancel the Community Lunch tomorrow for health and safety reasons.
If you know of anyone who was planning to join us can you pass on the message.
Many Thanks!
Hopefully business as usual next week. Stay safe and warm everyone 😊

Open until 6:30pm today.

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Calling everyone with an interest in Penicuik Storehouse Activities!
If you haven’t already done so, please could you take part in this survey, set up for the Penicuik Community Alliance by Community Enterprise? It’s VERY important that we have your "say" to help with our further efforts in obtaining funds for buying the Storehouse premises.
Just click...
...and answer the straightforward questions. It shouldn't take very much of your time.
Many Thanks!
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Douglas:; or phone 01506 862227

It’s Ben’s last day at the community meal today.. he’s moving on to bigger and better things so come along and wish him luck!
We are having sweet potato and butternut squash soup, followed by chicken sausage or veg pakora on a bed of quinoa with salad. For pud there’s some lovely fresh fruit salad as it’s a beautiful sunny day ☀️
See you at 1230. St James The Less Church Hall 😊

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