Local News

How Pokemon has got us all chasing squirtles and Pikachu...

Midlothian Advertiser - 4 hours 17 min ago
Do you know your Pikachu from your Squirtle? If not, then the following might make no sense to you but if yes, then you could be addicted to Pokemon Go.

Police appeal after Mayfield hit and run

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 34 min ago
Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision over the weekend.

It’s all Go at famous Midlothian chapel

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 17 min ago
Some of Midlothian’s most historic sites have seen an increase in visitors due to the Pokémon Go craze which is sweeping the world.

Penicuik man sent to prison for four years

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 15:58
A former director of a community centre and day nursery in Penicuik was jailed for four years at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.

Vandals target Midlothian schools

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:40
Police are appealing for witnesses following a number of recent offences at schools in Loanhead and Roslin.

Breast cancer charity has its knockers

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 10:48
A Bonnyrigg woman who spends her spare time knitting breasts is keen to highlight the work of the charity she volunteers for.

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Woolmet winding engine

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/07/2016 - 14:00
Woolmet Colliery, near Danderhall, was owned by the Niddrie and Benhar Coal Company.

Royal first for local pupils

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:46
Last week five youngsters became the first pupils from Dalkeith High School to receive their Gold Awards at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Park strife as free entry bid is rejected

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/07/2016 - 09:00
Dalkeith councillor Margot Russell has spoken of her disappointment at failing to persuade Dalkeith Country Park to let locals in for free.

Midlothian Matters - A different kind of political class

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 21:00
Midlothian needs a new class of representatives! It’s simply a fact that those who vote least, or not at all, are often the most disadvantaged groups in society, writes councillor Kelly Parry (SNP).

New microbrewery for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 11:28
A new microbrewery aimed at putting Midlothian on the brewing map of Scotland was officially launched last week with big plans for the future.

Brewing up a crafty boost to tourism

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/07/2016 - 09:30
Loanhead’s Stewart Brewing and VisitScotland have launched a new craft beer as the potential of the industry to tourism was revealed.

Anger at impact of welfare reforms

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/07/2016 - 08:36
Midlothian Council will write to Westminster after agreeing one-off funding of £120,000 to pay for direct lets caused by welfare reforms.

Readers’ pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 21:00
Eve Warren from Bonnyrigg sent in this close-up photo of a bee.

It’s a busy summer ahead!

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 14:00
Whatever the summer weather, there is no shortage of things to do in Midlothian over the next couple of months, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Arrest follows Dalkeith drugs recovery

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:33
Police have arrested and charged a woman following the discovery of Class A and B drugs in Dalkeith.

Locals pick a cleaner town

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:39
A litter-pick event will take place this weekend in Dalkeith in a bid to restore pride in the town centre ahead of the latest regeneration project.

Advertiser columnist just misses attack

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:43
Midlothian Advertiser tourism columnist Ian Gardner was just minutes away from being caught up in last week’s terror attack in Nice.

Eilidh’s Broadway inspiration for show

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 08:41
A teenage Bonnyrigg star of the stage will take the leading role in the Scottish debut of a musical at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this week.