Local News

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 7 min ago
Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

Doorstep Crime Campaign Launched

Midlothian Council - 9 hours 12 min ago
A national campaign warning people about doorstep crime has been launched by Police Scotland in Midlothian. Operation Monarda is a two week campaign running till 3rd June.

College offers teaching path

Midlothian Advertiser - 12 hours 56 min ago
A course designed to give adults with few or no qualifications a pathway into primary school teaching is seeking new recruits.

Fringe poster finalist

Midlothian Advertiser - 13 hours 50 min ago
Penicuik High School pupil Kate Miller’s poster/programme cover design has been shortlisted for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe competition.

Cannabis cultivation discovered in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 15:58
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a cannabis cultivation was discovered at an industrial unit in Loanhead on Friday (May 18).

Edinburgh Marathon 2018: full list of road closures

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 12:43
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls into town this weekend with races running on both the Saturday and Sunday - make sure you don't get caught out by road closures with this handy guide.

Flat fire in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 12:19
Police in Midlothian are investigating following a fire at a flat in Loanhead.

Second hand goods warning

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 06:21
Midlothian Trading Standards are advising people of the risks of buying second-hand electrical goods, and warning retailers against selling such items.

New garden officially opened in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 13:45
The official opening of The Link’s Sensory Garden took place on Monday, with local MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) doing the honours.

Theatre group educates kids from the stage

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 13:24
A husband and wife from Penicuik who run their own theatre company have returned to the scene of their first performance back in 2006.

New Visitor Pass to Boost Tourism to Midlothian and The Scottish Borders

Midlothian Council - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:59
A new visitor pass designed to drive tourism to Midlothian and the Scottish Borders has officially launched today (Friday 18 May).

Restaurant business is in Louise’s blood

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:43
The owner of a new restaurant set to open in Lasswade revealed its her dream come true to continue her family’s tradition in the trade.

Penicuik set for annual week-long festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 05:55
The Penicuik Hunter & Lass week-long festival starts this Saturday with a host of events for all the family to enjoy before the main event on May 26.

Top art award for pupil

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 05:48
Penicuik High School pupil Erin Scratcherd recently won first prize in the intermediate category of this year’s RSA Schools Art Award.

New outdoor festival launched

Midlothian Council - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 09:35
Midlothian Outdoor Festival to showcase the county’s amazing outdoors.

Laser quest at historic chapel

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 06:26
Experts from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have carried out a laser scan on parts of Rosslyn Chapel’s historic stonework.

Burial charges for children waived

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 05:40
Midlothian Council last week decided to scrap burial charges for children aged 17 or under.

Midlothian public toilets closures flushed away, for now

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 05:38
The council has agreed to keep Midlothian’s five public toilets open following a consultation into plans to replace them with automated facilities.

Break-ins and thefts in Kirkcaldy and Roslin

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 13:32
Police in Fife and Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a number of linked crimes in their areas.

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 09:46
Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language