Local News

Midlothian Council leader asked to explain ‘lies’

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 10:58

Gorebridge Community Council is to write to the leader of Midlothian Council asking her to explain comments she made to them.

Police make arrest following Penicuik drugs find

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 07:49

A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police recovered Class A drugs in Penicuik.

More plaudits for Borders Railway project

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 06:00

Borders Railway has been named the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Scottish infrastructure project of the year.

Jobs bonanza at Dalkeith park

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 14:00

Dalkeith Country Park’s multimillion pound redevelopment has announced of the creation of around 50 jobs.

Third Bonnyrigg practice closes patient list

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 10:45

Dalhousie Medical Practice last week became the third surgery in Bonnyrigg to close its list to new patients, sparking political anger.

Tackling doorstep crime

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 08:00

Police in Midlothian will work alongside partner agencies and local communities this week as part of an ongoing national campaign to tackle doorstep crime.

Backlash to Bonnyrigg homes plan

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 06:00

Plans to build 300 homes in Bonnyrigg have raised concerns about any impact on local services already struggling to cope with demand.

Police warning after spate of break-ins

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/04/2016 - 09:29

Police are appealing for witnesses and issuing a home security message to the public following a number of recent housebreakings.

Grant provides Midlothian youth group a helping hand

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/04/2016 - 06:00

An anti-social behaviour initiative which has provided help and advice to young people in Midlothian has received funding support.

Police appeal after Midlothian break-in

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 14:14

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a farm on last week.

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Church collection box

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 14:00

This wooden collection box of the United Presbyterian Church at Lasswade in Midlothian dates from the second half of 19th century.

Promoting pedal power in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 06:00

Penicuik could be the first cycle-friendly community in Midlothian thanks to new community-based initiatives in the town.

Jim is bound for Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/04/2016 - 14:00

Traditional singer Jim Malcolm, the former lead singer of the Old Blind Dogs, will be performing at Penicuik Folk Club next month.

More people using Midlothian foodbank

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/04/2016 - 06:00

The number of people using the Midlothian Foodbank has risen slightly in the past year.

The heat is on as Dougie vies for title

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/04/2016 - 14:00

A Dalkeith heating installer has been named Scotland’s Heating Installer of the Year but needs your support to win the UK title.

Midlothian walkers on top of the world

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/04/2016 - 06:00

The Pentland Hills were alive with the sound of music when singers Barbara Dickson and Ian McCalman took part in a Sport Relief sponsored walk.

Readers’ picture

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 21:00

Stunning sunset.

Tourism steps up a gear in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 14:00

The next month promises to be a very busy time for tourism in Midlothian, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Radio station welcomes candidates

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:00

Midlothian community radio station Black Diamond FM will be airing the views of the Midlothian Scottish election candidates.

Store launches new food waste scheme in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 06:00

A leading Midlothian supermarket is joining forces with a food waste charity to offer unsold food to vulnerable people in the community.