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Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Old Church, Temple

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 20 min ago

The Order of the Temple was founded to protect the pilgrims in the Holy Land. As a reward for these duties, the Knights were given land in Scotland and England. In 1312 the Order was suppressed and the land at Temple was given to the Knights of St John in Jerusalem.

Midlothian Matters - A call to be more enterprising

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 01/05/2016 - 21:00

Social enterprise is where the energy of business meets the compassion of charity, writes Rebecca McKinney (Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian).

Local groups call for boundary changes

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 01/05/2016 - 11:00

Moorfoot and Gorebridge Community Councils have discussed a boundary change for the 700 homes planned at Redheugh.

Midlothian Council bids to lure walkers and cyclists

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 01/05/2016 - 11:00

Midlothian Council has bid for funding to carry out three initiatives to develop the county as a destination for walking and cycling via the railway.

‘Surgery is discriminating against me’

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 01/05/2016 - 09:00

A partially blind woman has threatened to sue Roslin Medical Practice for discrimination after it refused to give her a prescription.

Call for Bonnyrigg housing plans re-think

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 30/04/2016 - 11:00

Councillors have sent plans for 33 homes and 12 flats in Bonnyrigg back to the developer, asking it to consider the number of affordable homes to be included.

Delving into village past

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 30/04/2016 - 06:00

Over the past six months volunteers involved in the Rosewell History Group have been working on a ‘History of our Streets’ project.

Readers’ pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 21:00

Somewhere over the rainbow.

Views from the Pews - Explore the world you want

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 14:00

The world we all want. A bad political slogan? An abstract notion impossible to define? writes Penicuik Baptist Church pastor David Shedden.

Search continues for missing Dalkeith man

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 13:21

Police in Midlothian have entered a third day of search activity in an effort to trace a 73-year-old man reported missing from Dalkeith.

Gorebridge hub branded ‘a joke’

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:52

The local volunteers responsible for the half-built Gorebridge Beacon were defended last week after the project was branded ‘a joke’.

The Big Debate with Gordon Brewer

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:04

BBC Radio Scotland’s The Big Debate with Gordon Brewer comes live from St David’s Church Hall, Dalkeith, on Friday, May 13 and the search is on for members of the public to take part in the audience.

Eric’s mining for comedy gold

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 06:00

Comedian and after-dinner speaker Eric Davidson will be performing at the National Mining Museum Scotland next month.

Midlothian Council leader asked to explain ‘lies’

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 10:58

Gorebridge Community Council is to write to the leader of Midlothian Council asking her to explain comments she made to them.

Police make arrest following Penicuik drugs find

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 07:49

A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police recovered Class A drugs in Penicuik.

More plaudits for Borders Railway project

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 06:00

Borders Railway has been named the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Scottish infrastructure project of the year.

Jobs bonanza at Dalkeith park

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 14:00

Dalkeith Country Park’s multimillion pound redevelopment has announced of the creation of around 50 jobs.

Third Bonnyrigg practice closes patient list

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 10:45

Dalhousie Medical Practice last week became the third surgery in Bonnyrigg to close its list to new patients, sparking political anger.

Tackling doorstep crime

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 08:00

Police in Midlothian will work alongside partner agencies and local communities this week as part of an ongoing national campaign to tackle doorstep crime.

Backlash to Bonnyrigg homes plan

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 06:00

Plans to build 300 homes in Bonnyrigg have raised concerns about any impact on local services already struggling to cope with demand.