Local News

MSP backs Scottish Government’s Brexit action

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 55 min ago
Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has backed the Scottish Government’s commitment to stimulate the economy with new infrastructure funding in the wake of the EU referendum.

Two vehicles stolen in Bonnyrigg housebreaking

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 9 min ago
Police are investigating following a housebreaking at an address in Wesley Crescent, Bonnyrigg.

New police chief reassures MSP over officer numbers

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 55 min ago
Assuranced have been given to the Midlothian South MSP that policing levels in the county remain as high as they did six years ago.

Take a trip back in time

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 55 min ago
A historical walk through the ancient village of Westhouses is set to tell the story of the people that lived there hundreds of years ago.

Making dreams come true

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:00
The new president of Esk Valley Rotary Club has launched an initiative aimed at helping Midlothian youngsters pursue their dreams.

Newtongrange surgery will ease local pressure

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 06:08
Two GPs will open a new medical practice in Newtongrange, easing the pressure on local surgeries and delighting locals who had fought for it.

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Fossil of a fern from Straiton

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 14:00
This piece of rock is from the Burdiehouse limestone and was found at Straiton.

New choir seeks new voices

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 11:00
Do you love singing? Are you keen to make new friends?

Local shop has leading role with film stars

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 06:19
Two Hollywood stars were in Midlothian recently filming a short movie on location at a Loanhead newsagents and the Roslin British Legion.

MSP praises festival art installation

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:00
An art installation which celebrates the opening of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival has been unveiled at the Scottish Parliament.

Railway slammed for lateness and cancelled trains

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 06:14
Train punctuality on the Borders Railway has sunk to a new low as Scotland’s newest rail line gets set for its first birthday on September 6.

Appeal to beat bowel cancer

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 11:00
SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Colin Beattie, has called on his constituents to take the potentially life-saving bowel screening test this month – part of a nationwide drive to encourage people to return their test as soon as they receive it.

Event offers lots of activities and entertainment for all the family

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 06:01
Birkenside Fun day went without a hitch on Sunday with a large attendance and lots of free entertainment for all.

Loanhead firm helps students get on track

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/08/2016 - 11:00
A helping hand from Alex F Noble Nissan made a big difference to the Edinburgh University Formula Student team in their efforts to attend this year’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ UK Formula Student competition held at Silverstone recently.

Window worries

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/08/2016 - 05:57
A Bonnyrigg couple who had dormer windows installed five years ago now have to remove them as they are six inches bigger than approved.

The importance of innovation in tourism

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 14:00
It’s great to see the transformation at Dalkeith Country Park, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

A PHAB evening for Lasswade students

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 11:00
Enterprising students from Lasswade High School have been doing their bit for charity by being involved in a Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.

Pushed over the hedge

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 05:59
A Mayfield couple who have been complaining about a neighbour’s hedge for 12 years are at their “wits’ end” with Melville Housing Association.