Local News

Community group in Newtongrange mulls over last bank closure

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 10 min ago

Newtongrange Community Council feels that a recent change in the law has made fighting the closure of the last bank in the village worthless.

Bands fight for Midlothian festival slot

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 10 min ago

The four finalists in this year’s Midlothian ‘Battle of the Bands’ will play it out for top place at Woodburn Miners’ Club on Friday.

Arrests in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - 11 hours 23 min ago

Police in Midlothian have arrested a man in connection with two alleged assaults in the centre of Dalkeith earlier this week.

Arrest following Penicuik housebreakings

Midlothian Advertiser - 11 hours 29 min ago

A man has been arrested and charged following a number of recent housebreakings in Penicuik.

On track for the Borders Rail opening

Midlothian Advertiser - 13 hours 10 min ago

ScotRail has announced more details about its plans for the opening events for the new Borders Railway.

Community hub project in Gorebridge drops builder

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 02/09/2015 - 14:00

Gorebridge Community Development Trust has cancelled the contract for the half-built community hub in the village after seeking legal advice.

Hotel tree felling at Hillend ‘horrifies’ locals

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 02/09/2015 - 11:00

Midlothian’s only Green councillor has made a formal request to the Scottish Government to call in controvesial plans for a hotel.

Midlothian set for a golden day as Borders Railway opens on Saturday

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 02/09/2015 - 06:00

It’s been a long time coming – nearly five decades, in fact – but at last it’s ‘all aboard’ the Borders train 
once again.

Changes in the kitchen at Newbattle

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 11:04

The recently appointed Newbattle High School kitchen supervisor, Elaine O’Connor, is planning to widen the menu there to include healthy pasta dishes such as chicken with mixed peppers, a variety of soups and more baguette choices.
The good news for pupils is they’ll get to have a say in the changes. She said: “I want to do different tasting sessions with the pupils to make sure they are enthusiastic about new choices. We want more pupils to choose to stay in at lunchtimes and eat a healthy, tasty meal.”

Investment in Midlothian’s learning spaces

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 06:00

Education in Midlothian has received a £300,000 boost from the Scottish Government towards new “state of the art” learning spaces.

Country Corner

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/08/2015 - 16:00

A dragon-like poplar hawkmoth perches on my finger.

Playday success for Midlothian children

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/08/2015 - 11:00

More than a thousand children and parents or carers came along to ‘play more’ at Midlothian’s Playday recently, enjoying a fantastic day out.

Improved broadband to be rolled out in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/08/2015 - 06:00

Hundreds more homes and businesses in Midlothian are set to benefit from the arrival of high-speed fibre broadband – in the latest phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Pet of the Week

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 18:00

Josh Bernard sent in this beautiful photo.

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Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 11:09

The countdown has started, soon the new Borders Railway will be up and running.

Penicuik BIDs offered a lending hand

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 06:00

The newly-formed Penicuik Business Improvement District has received financial support towards collecting a new business levy.

Midlothian pupils celebrate success

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 11:04

Pupils across Midlothian returned to school last week to be congratulated by their teachers for some fabulous exam results.

Midlothian care pledge as board meets

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 06:00

The integration of health and social care in the county took a step closer when the Midlothian Integration Joint Board formally met last week.

Readers’ pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 21:00

Wooded heaven.

Penicuik arts festival hits right notes

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 06:00

Award-winning folk singer Siobhan Miller will be performing at Penfest’s festival concert in Penicuik Town Hall on September 12.