Local News

New poll tax debt law is welcomed

Midlothian Advertiser - 2 hours 40 min ago

New laws to stop local authorities pursuing people for poll tax debt have been welcomed by Midlothian’s SNP MSPs.

Dog-gone tail of living ruff near Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 22:32

The story of how a Border Collie dog was reunited with his owner after living ruff in the woods for almost 10 weeks is a tail like no other.

Five Minutes With

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 21:00

See this week’s Advertiser to spend five minutes in the company of Alan Titchmarsh. For readers in East Lothian see the East Lothian News and Musselburgh News

Storm warning as Hurricane Gonzalo heads for Scotland

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:41

Fierce gales and heavy rain are expected to batter parts of the Lothians as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hits parts of Scotland on Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Midlothian Council’s legal eagle

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 06:00

Midlothian Council’s in-house solicitor Vlad Valiente (34) took home this year’s Law Society of Scotland In-House Lawyers’ Group Rising Star Award 2014.

Way forward after Indy referendum

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:43

Midlothian-raised Hollywood actress Louise Linton has declared her “delight” over Scotland choosing to remain part of the Union.

Track laying begins on Borders line

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 06:00

Work has begun to install almost 30 miles of rail on the Borders Railway as the project enters the main phase of track-laying on the route.

Goodbye to Lasswade High after 51-year link

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 16:58

Rosemary Mitchell – deputy head teacher, longest-serving member of staff and former pupil – has retired from Lasswade High School.

Midlothian village gets its skates on

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 06:00

A successful partnership between the community and the council led to a new £80,000 skatepark being opened in Newtongrange last week.

Bonnyrigg murder dad sentenced

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 09:19

A Bonnyrigg man who killed his wife and young son has been sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh.

High school features in new budget

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:00

Funding for the new Newbattle High School has been included in the Scottish Government budget.

Energy firm in firing line over Midlothian windfarm plans

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:55

A windfarm developer’s decision to take contentious plans to the Scottish Government has been described as an “affront to local democracy”.

Top award for joint Midlothian project

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 06:00

A partnership project aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people in Midlothian has won a national award.

Poll: Should retailers be made to charge customers 5p for a carrier bag?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:03

From Monday (October 20) all retailers (food and non-food) will be required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from some plant based materials and plastic).

Penicuik kidney campaign steps up a gear

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:30

Fundraising for the British Kidney Patient Association has gone from strength to strength in Penicuik raising more than £7,000.

Mayfield youngsters get a day at the races

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 03:58

Five young people from the Mayfield Y2K youth project spent the day with Woodburn teenage driving sensation Aiden Moffat, at the recent British Touring Cars Championship meet at Knockhil in Fife.

Midlothian celebrates Black History Month

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:12

A celebratory event is to be held in Midlothian to mark Black History Month.

New playground for primary school in Mayfield

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:00

St Luke’s Primary School in Mayfield has a new playground which the whole community can enjoy.

High hopes for Newtongrange drama group

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:00

Newtongrange drama group, Pit Pony Productions has high hopes of taking its production to next year’s Edinburgh Fringe following two sold-out performances of its first production in August.

Cable announces cash for research

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 06:00

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced a funding boost for postgraduate training during a visit to Roslin Institute last week.