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Midlothian pupils gain insight into engineering

Midlothian Advertiser - 3 hours 19 sec ago
Around 400 pupils had the chance to build their own suspension bridge and walk over it as part of the Bridges to Schools project recently.

Roslin 1303: Scotland’s forgotten battle

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 3 hours 4 min ago
ON THIS DAY in 1303, a Scots army defied all the odds to defeat the English at the battle of Roslin. It ended as the bloodiest battle ever fought on British soil, but remains largely forgotten.

New Aldi set to open at shopping centre

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 3 hours 29 min ago
A new Aldi store is set to open at Cameron Toll at the site of the former BHS, creating 35 jobs in the Capital.

Shifting the focus from illness to person

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 19 sec ago
“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

Rohan is testament to the benefits of a modern apprenticeship

Midlothian Council - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 15:08
Smartly dressed, confident and hard working, Rohan McDowell is the consummate professional.

Nearly 400 young people coming to jobs roadshow

Midlothian Council - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 14:27
Around 30 employers, including the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Airport and Apex Hotels will be coming along to a Midlothian-wide event for local young people.

Nearly 400 young people coming along to careers event

Midlothian Council - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 14:27
Around 30 employers, including the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Airport and Apex Hotels will be coming along to a Midlothian-wide careers event for local young people.

Tasty treats on offer to mark launch of food and drink awards

Midlothian Council - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 14:02
The launch of the Midlothian Food and Drink Awards might be on Shrove Tuesday but it certainly won’t be as flat as a pancake as you’re all invited!

Gritters will remain out today

Midlothian Council - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:16
Gritters will remain out to treat roads as required as further snow showers are forecast.

Pupils chose name for new Dalkeith play area

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:00
A group of three pupils from St David’s RC Primary School have won a competition to name a new playpark within the Barratt at Eskbank housing development.

Midlothian prepares for Storm Doris

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:50
All of Midlothian’s HGV gritters and snowploughs will be out this evening (Wednesday) ahead of the forecast snowfall.

Gritters out tonight

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:41
The Met Office forecasts sleet will turn eventually to snow overnight in Midlothian with up to 5cms falling at low levels and significant accumulations on higher ground on Thursday morning.

Vintage footage of Midlothian to be screened

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 12:00
Come along to Dalkeith Arts Centre at 7pm on Thursday, February 23 for a free special screening of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrvies

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:48
The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

Apprentices dig new mining museum role

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:47
A new team has started working at the Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, as the brand new Apprentice Guides programme kicks off.

Plan underway to transform Newtongrange centre

Midlothian Council - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:14
The first stage of a plan to revitalise and improve Newtongrange town centre is underway.

Councillors debate city deal

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 14:51
A major initiative with the potential to transform the economy of Midlothian and the surrounding area could get the green light later this year.

Be more VOCAL in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:00
Every year, VOCAL supports more than 8,500 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian, who care for a family member or friend who is elderly, disabled or in need of support.

Turning a page on mental health

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 06:53
A Dalkeith woman has revealed that writing her debut novel about mental health has helped her deal with her own struggles with the condition.

Country Corner - The beautiful Woodie with its unusual call

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 17:00
There can be few excuses for not knowing this is a woodpigeon. Big, colourful, distinctive and abundant, the Woodie or Cuchie, is hard to miss, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).