Local News

Walking setback for Mayfield boy Jay

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 41 min ago

A seven-year-old boy from Mayfield who defied doctors by walking again has to go back to America for surgery after suffering a setback.

Man in court over Dalkeith incident

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 55 min ago

A 22-year-old Dalkeith man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in the town on Monday morning.

Borders Railway vegetation removal

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:00

Vegetation management works for the Borders Railway are now underway along the route, which is set to be re-opened in September 2015.

Missing man from Newtongrange found

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:12

Police Scotland have confirmed that a man reported missing from Newtongrange has been found safe and well.

Busy summer for jet-setting Loanhead cadets

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 06:00

Air Cadets from the Loanhead squadron have been enjoying an unforgettable summer which has taken them all over the world.

Five Minutes With

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 21:00

We’re always looking for people to take part in our 5 Minutes With feature for the Advertiser.

Gorebridge ‘gas street’ residents top the housing list

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 15:59

Residents on the Gorebridge street set to be evacuated due to a gas leak have been moved to the top of the council housing waiting list for Midlothian.

Digging deep to help Newtongrange tourist attraction

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 09:00

The financially struggling National Mining Museum of Scotland has been bailed out by Midlothian Council and the Scottish Government.

Army training ‘rewarding’ for Maegan

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 06:00

An NHS domestic assistant has been pushed to her limit on an Army Reserve course.

Council defends Vogrie Park links

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/08/2014 - 14:04

Midlothian Council has defended transport links to Vogrie Park after an Advertiser reader complained about accessibility for non-car uses.

‘No agenda to close Beeslack’

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 14:00

Proposed changes to school catchment areas in Penicuik are not part of an agenda to close Beeslack High, a council official has insisted.

Sheila author visits Rosslyn Chapel

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 06:00

Author Robert Wainwright stopped off at Rosslyn Chapel to discuss his latest book.

US film director traces his roots in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 13:49

An author and Emmy award- winning film director from California has travelled to Midlothian to trace his family back more than 250 years.

Loanhead club closes its doors

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 06:00

One of Scotland’s oldest ex-servicemen’s clubs closed its doors on Sunday after a four-year fight for survival.

Scotland decides 2014: independence and currency

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 13:55

With less than a month until the independence referendum we will be bringing you both sides of the argument in the hottest topics.

Borders Railway is full steam ahead

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:30

Trains will run through Midlothian on the new Borders Railway from September 6 next year.

Real potential for business with film plans

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 06:00

Jobs, tourism and local business could all benefit if plans for the new £40 million Pentland Studios project go ahead.

Horror tales from rat-infested street in Mayfield

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:00

Residents in a rat-infested Mayfield street say they feel nobody will help them tackle the rodent problem that “will just not go away”.

New Minister tours science institute

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:57

The new Life Sciences Minister George Freeman visited Midlothian on Monday during a tour of some of the world’s leading research facilities.

Here comes Tinseltown!

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 06:00

A massive economic boost for Midlothian is predicted as plans are unveiled for a £40 million film and television studio near Loanhead.