Local News

Country Corner - The exotic bird with a killer instinct

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 16:00
Even after a lifetime of seeing them, it is still hard to believe the heron is a British bird, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Service).

Tommy’s bucket list visit to Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:00
After decades of being ignored Tommy Hagan is on a “journey to be heard” about the abuse he suffered in a care home from the age of three.

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:25
Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:21
Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

Building Foundations

Midlothian Council - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:15
Three Beeslack High School pupils have passed the latest part of an innovative Pre Foundation Apprenticeship.

Penicuik firm commits to charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 14:00
An annual obstacle-ridden 7K run in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, had the continued support of a Penicuik-based company.

Midlothian trio are on top of the world

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 11:00
Alice Stevenson, Greg Playfair and Michael Christianson, all from Midlothian, together with more than 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group, have completed the Fourtitude Challenge, helping raise £317,097 for Mental Health UK.

Melville bids farewell to board duo

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 11:00
It was a night for goodbyes and new beginnings at Melville Housing Association’s 2017 annual general meeting with two long-standing members among the five standing down, and seven new members coming on board.

On the Beat - Celebrations are no place for bad behaviour

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:00
This month I’d like to discuss the upcoming events and celebrations surrounding Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night as this often means an increase in antisocial behaviour linked to fireworks and bonfires, writes Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson.

Seasonal employees wanted by Royal Mail

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 13:00
Seasonal workers are being sought by Royal Mail to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

Local artists set for Dalkeith display

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 11:00
Dalkeith Arts’ autumn exhibition this year will be held in partnership with the Riccio Gallery in Dalkeith.

Country park gears up for some October fun

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 10:00
Autumn themed activities are set to ensure kids have fun in the forest this half-term at Dalkeith Country Park.

Active Schools Consultation Countdown

Midlothian Council - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:11
Chance to win £100 worth of sports equipment for your child’s school

Council Leader presses case for additional funding

Midlothian Council - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:02
Midlothian Council Leader Derek Milligan is to meet with Finance Minister Derek Mackay next month to discuss the financial pressures the council is facing.

Revealed: Forth Road Bridge reopening date

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:17
It has been revealed that the Forth Road Bridge is to reopen after being closed to traffic for over a month.

Centenary party for Newtongrange Girls’ Brigade

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:00
Newtongrange Girls’ Brigade had a great time celebrating its 100th birthday late last month.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 13:56
Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

Michele wins the People’s Choice award

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 11:00
The annual Penfest celebrations concluded with the presentations of the Penicuik Turner Prize and the People’s Choice winner.

Teenager charged for Kabin fire

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:15
Police have charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with a wilful fire-raising in Loanhead.

Dalkeith man following in his father’s footsteps

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 15:25
A former Dalkeith civil servant is following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a Church of Scotland minister.