Local News

Gorebridge guesthouse vandal sent to jail

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:00

A drunk who broke into a guesthouse and was found half-naked on a bed surrounded by knives has been jailed for six months.

Dalkeith collie hightailed it with foxy ladies

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:43

A two-year-old Border Collie has returned home more confident and “mature” after living ruff for ten weeks with a group of female foxes.

Send us your Hallowe’en photos!

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:00

Are you going guising this Hallowe’en?

Notices will either welcome or deter Midlothian guisers this Halloween

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 16:07

Without wishing to be “killjoys”, Midlothian Community Safety Partnership has produced a digital Halloween card so that local residents can let trick or treaters know whether or not they are welcome.

Borders Railway on track

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:00

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame (SNP) was delighted to see track laying under way on the Borders rail link recently.

Poll: Do you stick to use-by dates on food?

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:36

It has been estimated that British households throw away around seven million tonnes of food and drink every year, mostly past its sell-by date.

Dalkeith woman cares for ‘elderly’ at age of 79!

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 17:49

At the sprightly age of 79, carer Jessie Anderson relishes her role of looking after pensioners who are often much younger than herself.

Child rapist jailed for abusing girls

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:12

A former miner who subjected girls to sexual abuse decades ago in Dalkeith was jailed for eight years today after a court heard that victims still show the scars of the ordeal.

Halley’s Comet set to light up Midlothian’s night sky

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:27

Halley’s Comet could light up the Midlothian sky tonight.

Dalkeith sparky aiming the be the best

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 08:30

The shortlist in this year’s Britain’s Top Tradesman award has been announced, and an electrician from Dalkeith has made it through to the grand final.

New poll tax debt law is welcomed

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 06:00

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.