Local News

Girl can’t visit dad’s damp Dalkeith flat

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 11:52

A six year old girl can no longer visit her dad at the weekends as he claims the damp in his Dalkeith council flat is so bad it affects her asthma.

Guest ncolumn - Investment is on the right track

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 07:00

It’s hard to believe it has been six months since the opening of the Borders Railway, the most ambitious engineering project of its kind in a century, writes Provost Joe Wallace.

Readers’ pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 22:00

Reflective times.

Plan to honour the Gorebridge man who helped catch child killer

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:46

A campaign has been launched in Gorebridge to have a street named after the local man who helped catch child killer Robert Black.

Removals firm relocates to new unit in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 07:00

A Loanhead-based removal company has done some flitting of its own – by relocating to bigger premises in Penicuik.

Midstock set for its third year in Dalkeith Country Park

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 11:43

Midstock Festival has announced the first round of acts for this year’s event, offering something to suit every musical taste.

Witnesses sought after BMW stolen

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 09:21

Police are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking and theft in Dalkeith.

Funding to invest in community

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 07:00

A host of Dalkeith groups are to share £40,000 to ensure the Coalfields Community Futures’ Five Year Action Plan gets off to a flying start.

Kinship support for local families at heart of project

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:00

The Big Hearts Community Trust is looking for more local families to attend its Kinship Care After School Club in the coming year.

Brighter future on the horizon for local group

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:00

Midlothian special needs charity Bright Sparks is looking forward to a brighter 
future after moving into its new home in Bonnyrigg.

Fears over Midlothian dam’s safety

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 06:52

A fishery owner has expressed his concerns that the recently overturned refusal of piling operations could destroy a local dam.

Adult achievers come first at Newbattle Abbey

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:11

Doctor Alasdair Allan MSP (centre), Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, presented Scotland’s first ever Adult Achievement Awards at Newbattle Abbey College recently.

Community spirit provides playground at Dalkeith school

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 01/02/2016 - 12:00

Pupils at St David’s Primary in Dalkeith are enjoying a new playground - provided by a huge effort from the school and the local community.

Midlothian headteacher on the yellow brick road to musical

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 31/01/2016 - 11:57

A Midlothian primary school headteacher is about to swap the classroom for the stage in the lead role of the latest musical at the King’s Theatre.