Community News

Newtongrange drugs discovery

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 11:11
Police in Midlothian have recovered around £35,000 worth of Class B drugs following enforcement activity in Newtongrange.

New grants give our little ones the best start in life

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 08:55
There’s more help available for low income families with applications now open for pregnancy and baby payments.

Dalkeith musician packs his bags for new song

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 07:07
Dalkeith singer songwriter Mark Corbett has a new single and promo video out, all about the dilemma of trying to decide where to go on holiday.

Penicuik pupils cast a winning spell

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 06:59
After a hard fought contest, Penicuik High School were the 2018 winners of the annual Midlothian Spell Masters Competition, held last month.

Scottish charity Africa on the Ball needs our readers’ support

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 17:51
Creating the best community sports club in the world is the goal of Scottish charity Africa on the Ball.

Newtongrange power cut

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:51
Scottish Power has apologised to customers in Newtongrange after a transformer fault left them without power for five hours yesterday evening.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - Remarkable Rosslyn Chapel reaches out to teenagers in community

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
Rosslyn Chapel has been getting involved with local schools to raise awareness of this inspiring site.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - From One Island to Another

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
Having different friendships and relationships is a key way of living a happy life.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - Social Media in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
Social Media is becoming a concern in Midlothian with young children and older adults.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - A town centre to be proud of

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
An atmosphere of optimism has begun to enthuse the Penicuik Community as exciting plans for the regeneration of the historic town centre gather steam.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - Oot of yer hoose!! What fur?

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
Everyone has a place to call home, a place to feel comfortable in, to love and recognise even a thousand miles away, to know its smell, hideouts and darkest parts.

Craig Finlay Memorial Competition - Ironmills Steps

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:00
In March 2013 the steps from Cemetery Road to Ironmills Park in Dalkeith were closed due to a landslip.

Man sentenced to eight years in prison for physical and sexual abuse, including Gorebridge offences

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 15:28
A man who physically and sexually assaulted five women has today (December 7) been jailed.

Loanhead fine dodger made to stump up

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 07:01
A Loanhead fine dodger, who had repeatedly ignored warnings and avoided paying the £900 he owed, stumped up after finding out that full outstanding balance of his fines was arrested in his bank account.

Gorebridge dog fouling campaign picks up award

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 06:50
Gorebridge Community Cares has been recognised for its dog fouling campaign, which engaged local people – young and old in tackling the issue.

Newtongrange Village Voices

Midlothian View - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 09:36

Pictured are the Newtongrange Community 1st, the council’s Lifelong Learning and Employability, Midlothian Council team, the Village Voices Reminiscence Group and other local people who contributed to the book.

Picnics in the Glen, swimming in Stickie Woods and sweeties from Charlie Pole’s are just some of the memories of local residents captured in a new book, Newtongrange Village Voices.

At the book’s launch at the Dean Tavern on Friday 30 November, June Robertson and Linda Anderson, of the Village Voices Reminiscence Group, said it had been a real privilege to be involved.

Linda said: “The reminiscence group met every Monday in the library. Our task was to find people who had a story to tell. We had lots of laughs, lots of memories and lots of tea and cake.

“It was an absolute pleasure.”

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Thanking everyone involved including editor Fiona Horne, of Newtongrange Community 1st, who had the idea for the book, got funding from Big Lottery Awards and then took all the photos, June Robertson said:

“A huge thank you to Fiona, Newtongrange Community 1st, and Rhona More of Midlothian Council’s Lifelong Learning. This book is a piece of living history. Nothing beats a good blether.”

The project is a joint venture between the council’s Lifelong Learning and Employability service, Newtongrange Community 1st and the Village Voices Reminiscence Group.

Copies of the book, which are also on sale at Amazon for £10, will be given to local primary schools.

P7 pupil Matia Gilmour, of Newtongrange Primary, was at the event to collect the school’s gift.

She said: “I’m really pleased to accept these books for the school, they will be part of our history lessons. I look forward to reading your stories as will all the young ones in the village.”

Thanking everyone involved included the reminiscence group, editor and photographer Fiona Horne said the launch was a great success. She said: “Everyone had a great day with special appearances from local poets Eric Davidson, who recited some of his Newtongrange stories, and David More who had written a poem with the help of the group which is included in the book.

“Since the launch on Friday, the book has been very well received by locals, families of those involved and those outwith the village, with lots of physical orders and online. We now have just under a third of the books we had printed in our original print run. Special thanks goes to our ‘Village Voices’ who shared their memories with us for inclusion in our book leaving us with a great legacy for generations to come.”

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