Local News

Tourism’s £105 million boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 06:43
Tourism chiefs in Midlothian have hailed news that visitors brought £105 million to the area last year.

Midlothian Matters - Sowing some social seed skills

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 04/12/2016 - 17:00
Midlothian Growing Together is calling on everyone to lend a hand to improve their local environment, and get involved in their forthcoming “Action Earth” project, writes Katrina Dunlop.

Does Dolly hold the key to finding cure for Parkinson’s?

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sun, 04/12/2016 - 15:32
Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease could be treated using research gained from the creation of Dolly the sheep.

Teenager uses birthday to support local charities

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 04/12/2016 - 12:00
Dalkeith teenager Callum Clement celebrated his 18th birthday by organising a fundraising gig for two local charities.

Pie awards move deli into the upper crust

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 04/12/2016 - 07:27
A Midlothian deli has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, after its pies were ranked among the best in Scotland.

All set for a tree-mendous time in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 12:00
Christmas is set to arrive at Dalkeith Country Park from Saturday (December 3) as the park of launches a real Christmas tree pop-up shop for the first time.

Parent power will assist pupils’ progress

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 17:00
I wrote in my last column how please our school was of the recent successes in our examinations, writes Wendy Sutherland, head teacher at St David’s High School.

Pupils’ songs and smiles

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:00
Welcome songs and wide smiles greeted Deputy First Minister John Swinney when he officially opened Bilston (pictured) and Gore Glen Primary Schools last Wednesday.

Penicuik pupils learn lessons to be lifesavers

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:00
More than 60,000 people across Scotland have been given life-saving CPR training in the last 12 months.

Award win for secret cafe puts business on the map

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:00
A specialist herb nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills has been named a regional winner at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Fraudster jailed after £18m ‘elaborate deception’

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:31
A crooked company director who perpetrated a massive fraud on investors has been jailed for seven years after using cash to fund his lavish lifestyle.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 01/12/2016 - 16:38
The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.