Local News

New law to tackle psychological abuse

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:39
A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

Fox freed from Midlothian snare

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:30
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a fox was cut from a snare in the Newbattle area late last month.

Blooming marvellous as Midlothian retailer selects charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:00
Dobbies Edinburgh has announced its new local charity partner as Lothian Families with Diabetes.

Tourists flock to Midlothian attraction

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:00
Rosslyn Chapel is one of nine attractions across Edinburgh and Lothians to feature in the list of the top 20 paid admission attractions in Scotland in 2016, according to figures released by the Moffat Centre for Travel and Business Development, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Breaking news: Road traffic collision involving bin lorry in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 11:57
Police are in attendance following a road traffic collision involving a bin lorry and a 22-year-old man in Carlops Avenue, Penicuik.

Break-ins in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:07
Police are appealing for information following two break-ins in Dalkeith on Sunday (March 19).

Safety fears on the road to nowhere

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 09:53
People in Rosewell are angry at the lack of action taken to improve the safety of a local road which has seen three fatalities in the past year.

Land ownership puzzle at gas works

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 06:51
The long-running controversial plans to build ten homes at Arniston Gas Works took an unexpected turn last week with confusion as to who owns the land.

Midlothian Matters – Breaking down employment barriers

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 19/03/2017 - 17:00
When you meet someone new for the first time, what do you talk about? Most of us won’t open up immediately about family or friends, but we will will happily talk about our work, because we tend to think our jobs define who we are, writes David Bain from IntoWork.

Cars stolen and supermarket robbed in Dalkeith

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sun, 19/03/2017 - 14:34
TWO cars were stolen after thieves broke into a house and took the keys.

Midlothian residents urged to back Lent appeal

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 19/03/2017 - 12:00
People in Midlothian are being urged to give what they can to SCIAF’s WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Lent appeal which raises money to help people in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Gorebridge pupils benefit from book donation

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 18/03/2017 - 12:00
Children at Gorebridge Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey.

Spotlight on Tourism – It’s food for thought with new awards

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 17:00
It may be stating the obvious but food and drink make up an essential element of every holiday, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Appeal for missing woman

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 16:28
Police are appealing for information to help trace a woman reported missing from Craigmillar

Scoring goals for Loanhead boy Lyle

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 15:00
A charity football match was held recently to raise money for one-year-old Lyle Cornet from Loanhead, who has an inoperable brain tumour.

Midlothian teenager cleans up with award

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 12:00
A Midlothian teenager has received the prestigious Clean Up Scotland ‘Hero of the Month’ award in recognition of his enthusiastic approach to helping deliver environmental improvements in the local area.

Temporary road closure at Newton village

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 10:30
From Monday 27 March, Millerhill Road at the south junction of Newton village will be closed for two weeks.

Couple chosen as this year’s Hunter & Lass

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 09:46
This year’s Penicuik Hunter and Lass will be the first couple to take on the prestigious roles at the annual summer festival since 1984.

Tory council hopeful suspended over social media post

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 06:43
A Scottish Conservative council election candidate has apologised after he was suspended over a four-year-old Facebook post against Muslims.