Local News

Girl’s charity drive for little sister who died at two days old

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 20:09
AN 11-year-old girl is to cut off her hair in memory of her little sister, who died when she was just two days old.

Views from the Pews - Truth is the foundation of our society

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 16:00
Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sent Jesus to the Cross, has received much bad press, writes Rev Sandy Horsburgh (St Nicholas Bucchleuch Church, Dalkeith).

Awards are now in their sixth year and increasing in popularity

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:00
It proved to be a very successful evening – again – for Giovanni’s Bistro at the annual Midlothian Food and Drink Awards.

Charity project creating more Dynamic Dads in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:00
With Father’s Day come and gone for another year last Sunday, there’s a local project making a difference to local dads all year round.

Slideshow: Loanhead Carnival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 13:47
Check out our slideshow of pictures from this year’s Loanhead Carnival, held last weekend.

Slideshow: Gorebridge Gala Day

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 13:38
Watch our slideshow of photos by our photographer Alan Wilson of last weekend’s Gorebridge Gala Day.

College course enjoys some animal magic

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 11:00
Animal Care has grown to become one of Borders College’s most popular course areas with applicant numbers rising.

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 09:34
An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

Council unable to offer Saltersgate summer school

Midlothian Council - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 06:33
Midlothian Council is contacting families who requested a placement on the summer programme at Saltersgate to inform them that, despite its best efforts, it will not be possible to run it.

Big screen boost for local mansion house

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 06:25
Used as one of the locations in blockbuster cinema release Churchill, Arniston House near Gorebridge is fast becoming a hit on the big screen.

Pathhead woman receives honour fit for a Queen

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:58
A Pathhead woman has spoken of her pride and shock at receiving a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last weekend.

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:11
VIRGIN Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

Dalkeith couple’s diamond days

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:00
Joan and Fraser Brown, who live in Eskfield Grove, Eskbank, recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Good turnout for masterplan consultation

Midlothian Council - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:49
Midlothian Council thanks everyone who gave their views on initial draft masterplan proposals for the potential redevelopment of the Stobhill Depot and part of the Lady Victoria Business Centre.

Local support shows no signs of flagging

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 07:08
Midlothian Council marked the start of Armed Forces Week with a flag raising ceremony on Monday at Penicuik Town Hall.

New dog scheme is walking into a mess

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 06:11
The issue of dog fouling was back on the agenda last week as councillors last week debated regulating professional dog walkers in the area.

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:42
A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

Positive future for our young people

Midlothian Council - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:40
A total of 93% of young people in Midlothian were in a ‘positive destination’ such as a job or further education course nine months after leaving school in the 2015/16 academic year.

Work to begin on new Penicuik housing development

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:00
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has launched its much-anticipated development of new homes at Greenlaw Mill in Penicuik.

Taste the difference! Midlothian's best eateries take top awards

Midlothian Council - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 11:05
Raise a glass to the winners of this year’s Midlothian Food and Drink Awards, who were announced at a special ceremony held in the Restoration Cafe, Dalkeith, last Thursday (June 15).