Local News

Taking a dip in the pond

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 14:13
The Scottish Childminding Association’s Lisa Mackay hosted a special Childminding Week event in Vogrie Park recently.

Diamond days for Newtongrange childhood sweethearts

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 13:31
A couple from Newtongrange, who have been together since they first met at high school, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Try the new outdoor gym at Mayfield Park

Midlothian Council - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 10:14
If local people in Mayfield and Easthouses are looking toned and in tip-top condition, it might be because they’ve been hitting our new outdoor gym.

Event for former Crummock staff

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:27
A redundancy support event will be held in Dalkeith on Monday to help the 287 employees who lost their jobs when Bonnyrigg civil engineering firm Crummock went into receivership at the start of the month.

Oats company boosts brand

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 06:26
Loanhead-based oats company, Stoats, has partnered with British pottery brand Emma Bridgewater to create a limited-edition mug.

Midlothian’s volunteers recognised

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 05:38
Volunteer Midlothian hosted its annual Volunteer Awards ceremony last Thursday evening at Newbattle Abbey College.

Commonwealth Games heroes launch search for this year’s local sports stars

Midlothian Council - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 11:57
Midlothian’s Commonwealth Games record-breaking bowlers, Ronnie Duncan and Stacey McDougall, are encouraging locals to get nominating for the Midlothian Sports Awards 2018.

High winds could force first Queensferry Crossing closure

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:57
The new Queensferry Crossing could be forced to close for the first time operators have warned, as storm Hector continues to hit Scotland.

Update - Collision in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:58
Police in Midlothian are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision on Salters Road in Dalkeith.

Disability benefit cuts hit Midlothian residents’pockets

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:21
Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions show that Midlothian has lost out on £1.1 million because of Tory cuts to disability benefit.

Midlothian Council fights back against potholes with extra funding

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:09
Midlothian Council has put together three squads of workers to tackle the large number of potholes caused by the ‘Beast from the East’ earlier this year.

World Cup fever hits Edinburgh

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:00
It’s World Cup time and Scotland will be watching from the sidelines again, but just because the Tartan Army aren’t at the party that doesn’t mean we are giving up interest altogether.

Collision leaves road closed

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 09:44
Salters Road in Dalkeith remains closed following a road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a police vehicle which left two teenagers in hospital.

Online payments for parents a success

Midlothian Council - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:52
More than 70% of parents and carers have signed up for Midlothian Council’s new online school payment system, ParentPay, in the first phase of its roll out across the county.

Biker and vehicle involved in early morning Dalkeith crash

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 06:57
The A6094 Salter’s Road is closed in both directions between Musselburgh Road, Dalkeith and Cowpit Road following a crash involving a motorbike and a vehicle.

Online jobs forum for former Crummock staff

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 06:03
A local MSP has helped set-up an online forum to get around “preposterous” data protection laws preventing job offers to former Crummock staff.

Tributes pour in as death shocks locals in Easthouses

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 05:57
The death of a 56-year-old woman in Easthouses last week has left the local community in shock, while a man remains in custody in connection with her death.

Mayfield killer back in the dock

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/06/2018 - 14:03
A killer was back in the dock today (Tuesday) for punching a guard following a prison lockdown.

Capital troops welcomed home as they return from Iraq tour

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Mon, 11/06/2018 - 07:50
Soldiers on a mission to train and mentor Iraqi forces will soon return to their Penicuik base as a six-month tour comes to an end.

Making bus travel safer for elderly

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/06/2018 - 05:39
A new multi-agency initiative is aiming to make bus travel safer for the elderly.