Local News

‘Lack of urgency’ to improve city bypass

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 49 min ago
An apparent lack of urgency from the Scottish Government over its plans to improve the A720 City Bypass has drawn criticism from a Lothians’ MSP

Midlothian staff earn a sunshine break

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 11:00
Every worker looks forward to a holiday but one forward-thinking firm took it to a whole new level – by jetting its entire workforce off to Portugal.

Eviction threat denied

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 06:22
The owner of land earmarked for a film studio has denied trying to evict a tenant farmer from his home so that the development can proceed.

Messy Church comes to Bonnyrigg and Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 14:00
Messy Church has been successfully running in Mayfield and Pathhead communities for a number of years offering a very different approach to church for families and creative individuals than the traditional hymn, prayer sandwich.

Danderhall museum’s funding boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 11:00
When residents in a care home read of Ian Inglis’ campaign to open Scotland’s first Military Museum, they were keen to help.

Police appeal following vehicle thefts

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 10:21
Police are investigating the theft of three cars through housebreaking in the Penicuik and Eskbank areas.

Local groups win more than £100k in grassroots funding

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 06:27
Two Gorebridge groups are to share in a £110,000 boost thanks to a fund made up of cash confiscated from criminals.

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - an C18th Covenanter’s Bible

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 16:00
This photo, taken from the Scran archive, shows a two volume Bible dating from the 18th century.

MSP opens new Dalkeith funeral home

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 11:00
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, recently opened the new Co-op Funeralcare funeral home in Dalkeith.

Safety award for housing developer

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 14:00
Scottish housebuilder Avant Homes, has been presented with a Gold Medal by national safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after winning the organisation’s Gold Award for a sixth successive year.

Search on to find favourite bedtime story

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00
To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, Stewart Milne Homes has launched a search to find the favourite bedtime story and is calling on primary schools throughout Midlothian to submit their top choices for their chance to win free books.

Midlothian Matters - Scouting is making an impact

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 25/09/2016 - 16:00
The 14th Midlothian Bonnyrigg Scout Group has been in the town for 104 years, writes Group Scout Leader Richard Fairbairn.

Housing developer’s rail offer

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 25/09/2016 - 11:00
In celebration of the first anniversary of the Borders Railway, Barratt Homes is offering a free annual railcard to the first five reservations at its Barratt @ Eskbank development this September.

Something fishy’s going on!

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 24/09/2016 - 11:00
Moret than 2000 fishkeepers and hobbyist, many who queued from 8am, attended the launch of Fishkeeper Scotland’s second store in the Lothians at Dobbies Garden Centre.

New Children’s Panel members sought

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 14:00
People in Midlothian are being urged to consider applying to become a Children’s Panel member as the application deadline approaches.