Local News

Mum’s delight as soldier who lost leg returns to action

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 6 hours 18 min ago
A MUM has spoken of her pride that her soldier son has returned to duty – after losing a leg to a landmine in Afghanistan

Dalkeith cafe event raises mental health awareness

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 39 min ago
A steady flow of people visited the Dalkeith Arts Centre on Saturday, April 8, when a Depressed Cake Shop event was held.

Trade support for Midlothian students

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/04/2017 - 11:00
BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) members, Vaughan Engineering Group Ltd and SCAN Building Services Ltd have donated new equipment, including piping and fittings, to the Midlothian Campus at Edinburgh College.

Views from the Pews - Look to God to find your inner strength

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 16:00
The post Easter story now gathers pace as news of the resurrection of Jesus begins to circulate, writes Rev John Mitchell (Bonnyrigg Parish Church).

Football fans remember Cardboard King

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 15:00
Players, staff and fans of Newtongrange Star took part in a minute’s applause in memory of lifelong supporter Peter ‘Cardboard King’ Brownlee before their home game last Saturday.

Ancestor search continues

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:41
An Australian woman is still looking to trace family in Midlothian following a feature in the Advertiser about one of her ancestors.

Greenfingers group bangs ‘heids’ in village

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 13:35
A Pathhead gardening group has been running a project to spruce up the flower beds in the village with results already making a difference.

Dalkeith park welcomes tractor trail

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 11:00
Staff at Dalkeith Country Park have put its new tractor fleet through its paces – the fleet forms part of a new toddler tractor trail which opened this month.

£30k of jewellery stolen in Penicuik raid

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 10:52
Police are appealing for witnesses after £30,000 worth of jewellery was stolen in a housebreaking in Penicuik.

Housebreaking in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 10:07
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a high-value housebreaking in Penicuik.

Man in jail for stabbing flatmate

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 07:00
Robert Kay (36) was last week sentenced to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering his flatmate in Bonnyrigg.

Video: New film shows off best of Midlothian

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 16:35
A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by the national tourism organisation.

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 15:11
The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

Midlothian pupils remember Arras fallen

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00
Two S3 history pupils from Lasswade High School took part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s national commemorations.

Gardening delight for Loanhead nursery

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 11:00
Green fingered pupils at Little Hawthorn Nursery in Loanhead have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes (East), when the housebuilder provided a donation of gardening equipment and accessories in support of the recent National Gardening Week.

What do you think of nursery and childcare services in Midlothian?

Midlothian Council - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 10:47
Our Early Learning and Childcare Team is conducting its tri-annual survey to gather parents and carers’ feedback.

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 06:00
Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.