Community News

Clock is ticking down on CALA bursary scheme

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 15:24
Time is running out for local organisations and projects across Midlothian to apply for their share of a £10,000 bursary scheme

Started your own business? Looking for free help and advice?

Midlothian Council - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:40
Have you already been in contact with Business Gateway Midlothian? If not, why not get in touch with one of our business advisors?

Second-hand car dealers urged to read new guide

Midlothian Council - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 10:54
Midlothian Council is urging all second-hand car dealers in the area to read a new guide to ensure that they work within the law.

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:38
Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

Midlothian residents asked to support Earth Hour

Midlothian Council - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 08:37
Midlothian Council is inviting people to take part in this year's annual WWF Earth Hour event. People can participate by switching off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March.

Society opens its piggy bank to good causes

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 07:16
Community housing projects and charities in Midlothian are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide makes £250,000 available to help make a difference across Scotland.

Andy Wightman: Communities need to be in on plan

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 07:00
Readers to these pages will be familiar with the case I recently highlighted of the proposed film studio on Jim Telfer’s farm near Straiton. Despite violations against the local plan and strong local opposition, there are fears that Mr Telfer and his family could be forced off the land they have farmed for more than a century.

Top award for dairy study

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 19/03/2018 - 07:15
The Principal of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) attended a special investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive SRUC’s Queen’s Anniversary Prize from Prince Charles.

New bouldering centre for Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:19
A business which opened its doors in Carlisle in 2012 has seen so many Scots travelling down the M74, that it has now opened a new branch in Scotland.

Strangers rescue Jade’s wedding day

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:10
A bride has thanked total strangers who united to clear the road so she could marry the love of her life.

Council hosts ‘Two Trumpets’ autism strategy event

Midlothian Council - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 08:42
Midlothian Council is inviting those with a connection to autism to join an interactive event to share ideas and learn more about the progress of the Midlothian autism strategy ‘Two Trumpets'.

Council set to get more cash

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 07:13
Midlothian Council is just one local council which can apply for financial assistance under the Bellwin Scheme following recent heavy snowfalls.

Missing Edinburgh woman may have travelled to Carlisle

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 10:14
Police are appealing for a missing woman who they believe could have travelled to Carlisle via the Borders.

Section of cycle path closed

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 10:07
Following a road accident yesterday at Wester Auchendinny Bridge, causing damage to the parapet, the cycleway below has been closed until further notice due to unstable masonry.

Police try to trace missing woman

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 09:23
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 46-year-old woman reported missing from the Sighthill area of the city.

Give your views on the green network

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 09:08
There’s still time to give your views on how Midlothian’s green network can be improved.

MP visits Loanhead firm to discuss
new apprentices

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 07:12
Danielle Rowley MP met with apprentices and staff at MacTaggart Scott during a recent parliamentary recess.

NO! to new housing plans say Bonnyrigg

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 07:06
It’s looking like it could be squaring up for a David versus Goliath type battle as Bonnyrigg residents vow to fight developers plans.

Penicuik to Bonnyrigg Cycle Path Closed

Midlothian Council - Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:32
Section of cycle route closed for until further notice following road accident

Stolen tortoise returned to Lasswade home

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 14/03/2018 - 09:36
Police in Midlothian can confirm that a stolen tortoise has been found.