Local News

MSP’s election bid knocked back

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 19 min ago

A bid by a Midlothian MSP to contest the Berwick-on-Tweed Parliamentary constituency at next year’s General Election has been ruled out by her own party’s executive.

Bogus workmen alert in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 16:44

Police in Midlothian are appealing for information following a bogus workmen incident in Penicuik.

Tributes flood in for Moorfoot community activist

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 15:00

Tributes have been paid to a community stalwart who sadly passed away recently, a year after being told he had six months to live.

Television show looks to council lawyer for advice

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 07:00

One of Midlothian Counci’s legal eagles knew no bounds when he was called upon to help during the filming of a popular television show.

Message to Midlothian - why giving is not just for Christmas

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:34

As Christmas approaches, a Midlothian volunteer development agency is reminding people that the gift of “giving” can be offered all year round.

Pathhead woman’s “ridiculous” historic poll tax bill

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 14:45

A Pathhead woman has hit out at the council after she had a poll tax bill of £270 from 1992 taken from a credit she recently received.

Festive gift from Penicuik restaurant

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:26

Staff at a Penicuik restaurant are hoping to bring some festive cheer to the local community.

Festive delight for Midlothian project

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:00

An innovative project to give Midlothian youngsters the skills and confidence to work in retails, has received an early Christmas present.

Cousland residents: ‘Why weren’t we told of turbines?’

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:00

Residents in Cousland are furious after two 40ft-high wind turbines recently appeared in the village without their prior knowledge.

VIDEO: Gorebridge Primary School pupils perform Christmas songs

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:51

Watch our video to see P1 and 2 pupils performing Christmas songs for residents at Newbyres Village Care Home.

Midlothian Advertiser ‘Give us a Hub’ campaign builds momentum

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:51

The Advertiser’s ‘Give us a Hub’ campaign is continuing to gather steam, with a public meeting planned for the New Year.

Deadline looms for bike survey

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00

There are still a couple of days left for those wishing to have their views on cycling in Midlothian registered.

Midlothian Council rejects plans for new recycling centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 15:27

Council plans to provide Penicuik with a new £1.3 million recycling centre have been abandoned.

Radical idea to revamp Dalkeith town centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 15:20

Dalkeith’s Jarnac court could be used to house combined police and justice services under one roof in a bid to regenerate the town centre.

Petrol prices predicted to fall below £1 per litre

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:39

Motoring organisation the RAC is predicting that petrol prices will fall below £1 a litre in the new year.

Tennis club serves up opposition

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 07:00

Members of a Penicuik sports club are gearing up for the match of their lives – to save their ground from being turned over for housing.

Newtongrange boy wins Christmas card competition

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:59

National Mining Museum Scotland’s official Christmas card for 2014 was designed by Newtongrange Primary School pupil Zak Costello.

Planned protest over Midlothian Council decision to meet in private

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:31

Groups including Friends of the Earth Midlothian and Damhead Community Council are planning to protest this afternoon (December 16) ahead of council talks that are to be held in private.

Delve deep for new history course

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 08:00

Do you have an interest in military history?

Midlothian piper is honoured

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 23:31

Dalhousie Castle near Bonnyrigg has named a suite in the hotel after its longest serving member of staff.