Local News

How can we reduce offending in Midlothian?

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 14:17
The Midlothian Community Safety and Justice Partnership would like to hear from you as part of the spring 2019 Community Justice Consultation.

Can you help put on Pathhead Players’ Pantomime? Oh yes you can!

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:38
Despite it only being May, the Pathhead Players are busy preparing for their Christmas pantomime, and are looking for you to help.

Housebuilder helps Penicuik primary

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:34
As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland recently donated £500 to Mauricewood Primary in Penicuik.

BAM trainees develop play area for St Luke’s pupils in Mayfield

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:31
Four trainees at BAM Construction have helped transform the outdoor learning space for pupils at St Luke’s Primary in Mayfield, as part of a unique company challenge.

Archaeological open day at historic Penicuik churchyard

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:30
Penicuik’s historic St. Mungo’s Churchyard is the venue for a special archaeological open day on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Marking 120 years of the Dean Tavern in Newtongrange

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:26
The year 1899 brought to an end a century of dramatic change, when the Industrial Revolution was changing the face of Britain and the train network enabled people to travel the length of the country in hours, not days.

Dalkeith 24/7 lifesaving defibrillator unveiled

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:24
Dalkeith’s first lifesaving defibrillator for public use in an emergency has been officially unveiled, thanks to a partnership between Melville Housing Association and Dalkeith and District Community Council.

Newborns are youngest ever library members

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 12:43
They’ve been in the world less than a fortnight, but five-day-old Hayley, six-day-old Joey-Jorge and 12-day-old Taylor are already making local history by becoming our youngest ever library members.

D-Day anniversary tribute to Dalkeith man whose weather forecast changed the course of history

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 07:30
A key player in the success of the D-Day landings is to be recognised in his home town of Dalkeith with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

Bonnyrigg homes approved despite Cockpen Church concerns

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:21
Plans to build 320 new homes have been given the go ahead despite concerns about their impact on an historic country church.

Walk of Hope Midlothian - Out of the darkness into the light

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:16
Around 220 people turned out for the early morning Walk of Hope Midlothian 5km charity walk on Saturday.

Midlothian North MSP receives further Mary Burn mess update

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:16
Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) met with Scottish Water at the Mary Burn to be provided with a further update on action being taken to clear sewage at the site.

Century old sign back on display in Newtongrange

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:12
The prominent ‘Edinburgh’ sign in Newtongrange has been lovingly restored and reinstated after the lettering was stolen from it last month.

Bud helps Poppyscotland take Lady Haig Poppy Factory on the road across Scotland

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:00
Raising funds to help Scottish veterans is a year-round job, not solely that of the poppy campaign in November.

Midlothian Council - Tennisgate leads to planning committee meeting walkout

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 06:10
A row over tennis club netting has threatened to bring Midlothian Council to a “grinding halt” after 10 elected members walked out of a planning committee.

Minister opens Penicuik affordable homes scheme

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 05:57
A landmark affordable housing development in Penicuik has been officially opened by the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning.

Midlothian MP blasts Scottish Secretary

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 05:48
Midlothian’s MP blasted the Secretary of State for Scotland for ignoring her question on the “worrying” increase in families relying on foodbanks.

Bursary scheme boost for Midlothian groups

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 05:43
A diverse range of good causes and organisations carrying out important community work in Midlothian will receive a share of £10,000.

Part of A7 shut tonight (Wednesday)

Midlothian Council - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:30
The A7 will be closed tonight (Wednesday) at Shanks’ Bridge, Gorebridge, from 8pm to help with a police operation. The road is expected to be shut for an hour or two.

Help ma Boab - Roslin pupils win Oor Wullie challenge

Midlothian Council - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:18
Help my Boab and Crivvens! Two talented Roslin Primary pupils, Eva Young and Ava McDonald, are to have their winning designs featured in the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail Challenge.