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Midlothian crimebeat August 7-11

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 14:01
Here is your weekly round-up of crime for the Midlothian area, as reported by Police Scotland.

New Gorebridge singer songwriters group hopes to shine a light on local musical talent

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 13:10
A new group for budding young singers and songwriters will be piloted in Gorebridge later this month, in the hope of it meeting regularly.

Three vehicle collision in Dalkeith

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 11:06
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle collision in Dalkeith.

Fill your old school backpacks for children in Malawi

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 09:26
Pupils are being encouraged to celebrate the new term by donating their old backpacks to children living more than 7,000 miles away in Malawi.

Responsible mountaineers want action to tackle ‘dirty camping’

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 09:07
Mountaineers have called for action to tackle ‘dirty camping’, which sees irresponsible campers leaving rubbish, fire damage and even whole campsites in their wake.

Keep dogs away from water affected by blue green algae

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 08:51
Pet owners are being urged to take extra precautions while walking their dogs near water bodies due to an increase in reports of toxic blue green algae.

Poppyscotland’s ‘Bud’ hits the road to tell the poppy’s story

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 08:43
An 18-tonne interactive learning space, designed to highlight the importance of remembrance and the heritage of the poppy, is making its way around the country.

Don’t ignore 
a hedgehog out in the sun

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 08:36
Look out for hedgehogs out during the day

Have your say on Scotland’s National Transport Strategy

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 07:00
Transport is not just about how we get from A to B – it impacts on every area of our lives.

Dalkeith couple’s diamond wedding celebration

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 06:22
Dalkeith couple Ray and Jackie Horsfall recently celebrated their 60th Diamond Wedding anniversary at Melville Castle.

Former Lasswade and Dalkeith High School teacher’s explosive debut novel based on true story

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 06:21
A retired local high school teacher has had his first novel published, based on a fascinating true story which focuses on guns in the USA.

Midlothian Council’s economic strategy workshops

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 05:41
A series of interactive workshop sessions has been scheduled to help Midlothian Council develop its five year economic strategy.

First look at planned Straiton Starbucks

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 09:45
A first glimpse of a new Starbucks coffee shop with a mezzanine floor and outdoor seating area has been revealed in plans lodged with Midlothian Council.

MP hosts mental health session

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 05:40
Danielle Rowley MP co-hosted a mental health wellbeing session and joint surgery with Claudia Beamish MSP recently at the Ladywood Leisure Centre in Penicuik.

Dalkeith town centre yoga studio approved

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 05:30
A town centre yoga studio will offer classes for office workers, athletes and the elderly above an undertaker’s business in Dalkeith.

Roslin residents group meets to discuss path issue

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 05:28
Residents in Roslin fighting approved plans for new homes, which will mean vehicular access crossing a local core path, have held a meeting with local MSP Colin Beattie.

Lonahead thug has time added to his sentence

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 14:58
A violent Loanhead thug threatened to kill prison officers and their families and twice set fire to his jail cell.

Medical jobs boost at Shawfair

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 06:08
A £7.5 million women’s health centre and state of the art dental practice will create more than 50 jobs at Shawfair Business Park.

Loanhead haggis firm wins legal battle over website

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 05:43
Loanhead-based haggis maker Macsween has won a legal battle with a firm they accused of trying to cash in on their business.

Midlothian comedian Eric is enjoying longest Edinburgh Festival Fringe run

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 13:55
Pathhead comedian Eric Davidson has told the Advertiser how much he is enjoying his 12th Fringe run in a row, playing more shows than ever.