Community News

35-year-old fined £450 for careless driving on A703 road near Peebles

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 14:00
A driver caught on a police car dashcam overtaking by crossing a solid white line has been fined £450 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Lothianburn business no longer a secret as visitor numbers tripled in a year

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:17
Visitors to The Secret Herb Garden have tripled in the last year, from 7000 to 21,000, resulting in the creation of 15 new jobs and an estimated turnover of £1.75 million.

Charity partnership for good Shawfair neighbours

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:09
Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) staff will raise funds for a neighbouring children’s charity, also based in Shawfair, over the next two years.

Temple artist shows her glass by opening her home for Fringe

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 05:33
Local artist Alison Kinnaird is set to open up her Temple home for almost a month to exhibit her glass sculptures, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Two Midlothian parks presented with Green Flag Awards

Midlothian Council - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:06
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 71 Scottish parks have been presented with a Green Flag Award in 2019 and Midlothian is home to two of them.

‘Oldest DJ’ Black Diamond FM’s Bill Prentice dies aged 96

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 06:15
Black Diamond FM volunteer Bill Prentice, believed to be the oldest DJ in the UK, sadly passed away last Thursday at the age of 96.

Waste not want not in £100 million Midlothian plan to heat new homes

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 05:47
A £100 million project which will see thousands of homes in a new town heated by a local ‘energy from waste’ site has been launched in Midlothian.

Another fun day for all ages at the Dalkeith Show

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 05:30
Dalkeith Show entertained the crowds at Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday, with farming competitions and displays for young and old to enjoy.

Midlothian crimebeat July 8-14

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 11:43
Here is your weekly local crime round-up, with crimes reported by Police Scotland for the Midlothian area from July 8-14.

Midlothian Council puts Hillend funslope plans out to tender

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 06:05
A £300,000 chance to design and build a funslope for Hillend ski centre is being offered by Midlothian Council.

Police appeal following Millerhill break-in

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:18
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft of two vehicles in Millerhill.

Midlothian North MSP calls for cap to be scrapped

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:12
Sixteen per cent of the total number of children in Midlothian could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the policy.

Funding boost for Midlothian Frailty project

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 13:37
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been announced as a recipient of a significant funding boost from the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) ‘Pathfinders’ Programme.

Free Taster Sessions at the Loanhead Centre

Midlothian Council - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:51
Come along to take part in our ‘Free Taster Sessions’. Saturday 10 August 12.30 to 2.30pm.

Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge - Temporary Road Closure

Midlothian Council - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 18:10
Temporary road closures planned for Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge in July and August for resurfacing work.

This is what you can rent for £1,000 per month across the UK

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 13:55
Renting prices and what you could bag yourself for a £1,000 vary wildly across the UK.

£200k TEC funding boost for Midlothian Frailty project

Midlothian Council - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 11:08
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been announced as a recipient of a significant funding boost from the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) ‘Pathfinders’ Programme.

Tributes to Bill Prentice

Midlothian Council - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 10:09
Councillors and staff at Midlothian Council have expressed their sadness on hearing yesterday of the death of Bill Prentice.