If you are not yet a member of PCS and would like to become one, it’s free, please send an email to the PCS Secretary Lynn Elliott at lynn13.elliott@gmail.com and Lynn will send you a membership form. Please fill it in and return it to Lynn, funders are starting to ask … how many members does PCS have?

Since the last update PCS has received a donation of £2,000 from the Baillie Gifford Trust and we have drawn down some of the money from the Scottish Land Fund in order to start the site investigation. In fact, in the week before Christmas PCS engaged an asbestos survey and traces of asbestos have been found in only one location; it’s a pity any has been found at all but we have the resources to have it removed safely.

PCS can now reveal that it is over 80% towards its present goal of £350k as you can see diagrammatically on the new website. PCS remains conscious that building projects often run over budget so until PCS is further down the line targets have to be taken as estimates only and PCS continues to look to charitable funders to complete its goal.

PCS has now appointed a structural engineer from David Narro Associates and an architect to start the preparation of building warrant documents. Meanwhile, our lawyer, Fraser Mitchell of Shoosmiths, has submitted our offer to CEC to buy the site.

If anyone wishes more detail on any of the above news please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your question.

Cliff Beevers, Chairman of Pentlands Community Space