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What has the indy debate done for Scotland’s reputation?

Midlothian Advertiser - 3 hours 57 min ago

There have been some ugly scenes as emotions ran high during the run up the independence referendum - and yet, with a turnout of 84%, we have shown the world true democracy in action.

Referendum: The night Scotland said No

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 57 min ago

With the eyes of the world watching, Scotland delivered a No verdict on the question of independence last night.

VIDEO: Midlothian votes No

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 42 min ago

There were jubilant cheers from pro-Union campaigners as a No result was returned for the Midlothian constituency.

Artists receive top honours at Penicuik festival

Midlothian Advertiser - 11 hours 49 min ago

Two local artists received top honours for their works during Penicuik Community Arts Association’s annual arts festival, Penfest.

Video: Kenneth Lawrie announces Midlothian referendum turnout

Midlothian Advertiser - 16 hours 51 min ago

Midlothian’s Returning Officer Kenneth Lawrie has announced the turnout figures for voting in the county.

Bonnyrigg man guilty of murdering wife and child

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 21:30

A Bonnyrigg funeral director, who had admitted killing his wife and two-year old son after a Christmas drinking session, has been found guilty of their murders.

Referendum: Live Midlothian coverage

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 21:00

Although confident of a majority Yes vote, the Leader of Midlothian Council reckons that the nation could be in for a “cliffhanger” climax to the referendum.

Referendum Day: Parliament has been focal point for many

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 20:11

Landmarks across the country have been adorned with campaign paraphanalia and the Scottish Parliament has been a gathering point for many.

Referendum Day: We’re into the last hour of voting

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 19:55

It’s a day which has been long in the waiting for both supporters and opponents of Scottish independence and now it’s nearly over.

Referendum Day: Long queues outside some polling stations

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 19:01

Voters at Scotland’s polling stations reported that some ballot boxes were already full when they arrived, while others spoke of long queues.

Midlothian electorate increases

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 18:50

Midlothian is one of a number of areas which has seen its number of independence referendum voters increase.

Referendum Day: Scots voting in their droves

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 18:39

Scots have turned out to vote in their droves as the nation decides whether or not it will end its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom.

Midlothian voter numbers rise

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 11:11

There has been a “steady” flow of voters through Midlothian’s polling stations this morning.

Live referendum coverage

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:50

Follow all the latest referendum news and events as they unfold.

Referendum day: Poll open for historic vote

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 07:19

The polls have opened on a historic day for Scotland as voters determine whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.

Referendum countdown: Mary’s sure it’ll be alright on the night

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 21:30

The votes have been cast, the counting is over and Mary Pitcaithly has made the momentous announcement on Scotland’s future.

Referendum countdown: Last-gasp rallying call to voters

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:36

Leading figures from both sides of the independence debate have made a rallying call to voters as the final day of campaigning takes place.

Bonnyrigg murder trial latest

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:07

Garry Lockhart, the Bonnyrigg man on trial for murdering his wife and two-year old son told a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday (September 16) that his belief in reincarnation and the after-life, meant that by his committing suicide, they would be together again as a family unit.

Referendum countdown: Spanish Ayes from Catalonia

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:45

English teacher Marta Vallbona is gathering up pro-independence leaflets and checking off names on a list.

Referendum countdown: Police change rest days for poll

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:13

Police Scotland has re-scheduled rest days for officers amid fears a high voter turnout could lead to long queues outside polling stations.