Local News

Would your house benefit from smart technology?

Midlothian Advertiser - 2 hours 52 min ago
Do you live in a postcode area included in EH1 to EH35? Do you have a gas combi boiler? Do you have home broadband?

In fine voice for Dalkeith workshop

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 52 min ago
A singing workshop for women will take place on Saturday, March 4 between 10am and 3.30pm. 

Tunisia inquest clears travel operators of neglect

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 26 min ago
The inquest into the death of British holidaymakers killed in the Tunisia beach massacre has cleared travel firms of neglect.

Let’s do it for Lyle!

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 57 min ago
A community which rallied round to help a young boy with an inoperable brain tumour has helped raise over £3500 with a sponsored walk.

Heritage Week opportunity for local businesses and community groups

Midlothian Council - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 13:35
Calling all event organisers, venues, visitor attractions, restaurants, cafes, local history or community groups. Midlothian Heritage week is coming and we need your help!

Top honour for Bonnyrigg hotel

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 12:00
Dalhousie Castle Hotel has scooped the titles for Best Castle Hotel and Best Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel in the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards Regional Finals.

Complaints about dog fouling are down by 60%

Midlothian Council - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 11:15
At Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, councillors heard that in 2011/12, the council received 290 complaints about dog fouling. By 31 March 2015, the numbers were down 60% to 115.

Councillors updated on gas leak

Midlothian Council - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 11:09
Midlothian Council is working with a team of experts to protect the health of Melville Housing tenants and private home owners on a Gorebridge development affected by raised levels on carbon dioxide.

Country Corner - An enthusiasm for the outdoors is infectious

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 17:00
Myself and two old school friends have taken to doing a weekly walk, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Gritter patrols out from 6pm tonight (Monday)

Midlothian Council - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 15:04
Gritter patrols will be out on priority roads from 18:00 this evening (Monday) as the forecast is for temporary snowfalls of up to 2cms on lower ground and potentially 3cms on higher ground.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:51
People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

Who is the best Midlothian apprentice?

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:00
Apprentices in Midlotian have the chance to get their first step on the career ladder by entering this year’s Top Trade Apprentice award.

Midlothian Matters - New 4G pitch exceeds expectations

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 17:00
The brand new Astroturf pitch at Beeslack High School has been welcomed with an unexpected level of success, for both the school and the community as a whole, writes David Cairns.

Judges rule Midlothian mum must take young son back to Australia

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 15:10
A Midlothian mum has lost an appeal not to return her young son to Australia.

Midlothian Lottery winners vie for awards

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 12:00
New figures show that more than £474,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across Midlothian last year alone.

MSP praises Dalkeith Country Park

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 25/02/2017 - 15:00
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, has highlighted Dalkeith Palace and Country Park in a debate at the Scottish Parliament.

Deadline looms for Midlothian community groups

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 25/02/2017 - 12:00
The Bank of Scotland Foundation has launched this year’s Large Grants Programme, accepting applications of between £50,000 and £100,000 from charities registered in Scotland.

Let Jesus spark joy in your life

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:00
In our house after the rush of Christmas and the hub bub of the New Year, January begins slowly and we usually turn to the thought of tidying the house! We have three kids who love MESS! Donna and I try our best to keep on top of it, but it is always a struggle!

Dalkeith man raped woman after offer to do garden work

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:14
A Dalkeith man bombarded a woman with phone calls before raping her in her home after offering to do garden work.

Living it Up Walking Challenge

Midlothian Council - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 15:01
Don your trainers for a health walk on Wednesday 1 March and help us launch our new Ageing Well Living it Up Walking Challenge at 2pm.