Over the last couple of years some people have been working hard to find a community use for the old Scotmid building on Penicuik's High Street., There is a vision to reopen this as a vibrant community hub, including an innovative focus on food.   There has already been a very high level of community support, with over 700 people buying  community shares.  But taking the asset into full community ownership will only happen if the people of Penicuik want it, if it will have an obvious benefit, and if it is going to be financially viable.  Your views will help to shape the future development of the Storehouse, and contribute to making Penicuik a more vibrant place to live and work.

We would appreciate it if you would complete the questionnaire below. All information is gathered in the strictest confidence and should take no more than 15 minutes.  Questionnaires can be completed online if you type this link into your browser (  Please return paper copies of the completed survey to the Storehouse itself.

Alternatively, you can bring them along to the Burns Supper on the 30th January from 7.30 pm, when we are holding a community celebration and where the consultants will be taking views.  There will be haggis, neeps and tatties and entertainment.   We are being assisted by consultants from Community Enterprise so, if you need any help or clarification, please call Douglas on 01506 862227. 

* 1. Are you answering this survey as.....?

* 2. How would you rate Penicuik as a place to live? (marks out of 10 - 1 being "very poor" up to 10 "excellent")

* 3. If you live here, do you see yourself still living here in 10 years' time?

* 4. If you are answering on behalf of more than one person (say a family or group of friends), how many does it represent?