Local News

Midlothian Matters - A different kind of political class

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 21:00
Midlothian needs a new class of representatives! It’s simply a fact that those who vote least, or not at all, are often the most disadvantaged groups in society, writes councillor Kelly Parry (SNP).

New microbrewery for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 11:28
A new microbrewery aimed at putting Midlothian on the brewing map of Scotland was officially launched last week with big plans for the future.

Brewing up a crafty boost to tourism

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 09:30
Loanhead’s Stewart Brewing and VisitScotland have launched a new craft beer as the potential of the industry to tourism was revealed.

Anger at impact of welfare reforms

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/07/2016 - 08:36
Midlothian Council will write to Westminster after agreeing one-off funding of £120,000 to pay for direct lets caused by welfare reforms.

Readers’ pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 21:00
Eve Warren from Bonnyrigg sent in this close-up photo of a bee.

It’s a busy summer ahead!

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 14:00
Whatever the summer weather, there is no shortage of things to do in Midlothian over the next couple of months, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Arrest follows Dalkeith drugs recovery

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:33
Police have arrested and charged a woman following the discovery of Class A and B drugs in Dalkeith.

Locals pick a cleaner town

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:39
A litter-pick event will take place this weekend in Dalkeith in a bid to restore pride in the town centre ahead of the latest regeneration project.

Advertiser columnist just misses attack

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:43
Midlothian Advertiser tourism columnist Ian Gardner was just minutes away from being caught up in last week’s terror attack in Nice.

Eilidh’s Broadway inspiration for show

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 08:41
A teenage Bonnyrigg star of the stage will take the leading role in the Scottish debut of a musical at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this week.

Gorebridge Beacon of hope re-lit

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:00
The stalled ‘Gorebridge Beacon’ community hub project is back on after those behind it appointed a new contractor to finish the £3 million building.

‘We have lost all of our green space’

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 06:00
Loanhead Community Council is urging Midlothian Council’s planning department to put the local community ahead of housebuilders.

Students in their shop window of opportunity

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 11:00
One of Penicuik’s most prominent window displays now has an interesting new look, thanks to students from the Midlothian Retail Pathway.

American study dream comes true

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 14:03
A Newtongrange student is heading stateside to study criminology thanks to a Fulbright University of South Florida Postgraduate Award.

Fewer crimes in county hailed

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 11:00
You may have seen the release last week of our Quarter 4 Management Information figures – Police Scotland’s details of crimes that have been committed and solved across the country for the last financial year. We have seen a reduction in crime in Midlothian with over 300 fewer victims.

Virginie dishes up love in Ethiopia

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 09:00
A restaurateur from Eskbank used to providing fine French cuisine was serving up love during her latest charity trip to Ethiopia.