Local News

Spotlight on Tourism - It’s a great season to explore

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 16:00
Autumn can be a very popular time for having a break in Scotland, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Hair chop for charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:59
A ten year old boy from Penicuik has had his hair shaved off to help a children’s charity close to his heart.

Firm hopes for taste of sweet success

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:52
An iconic confectionery brand, which had been destined to disappear after over 100 years but was saved by a local businessman, is now in the running for an award at this year’s Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards.

Local women tell their cancer stories to help others as they hit the catwalk

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:34
Two Midlothian women who defeated breast cancer are set to hit the catwalk next week at the Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show.

Councillors’ offices handed over

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:14
Office space for elected members has been changed and will be used by staff to save money and make better use of Midlothian Council buildings.

Carrying the can for award

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:00
A Temple woman’s candle making business is up for a Stylist Magazine Award, which includes a £20,000 prize to help a company grow.

Camping adventure for Newtongrange Beavers

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:00
Almost 40 Beavers from Newtongrange have just returned from a very muddy weekend camp Netherurd Campsite.

Budget consultation underway

Midlothian Council - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:42
Residents, businesses and community groups have until mid-December to take part in Midlothian Council’s latest budget consultation.

Council depot feedback call

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 06:55
The chairman of the Hopefield Residents Association is urging locals to make their feelings clear about the planned council depot in Bonnyrigg.

Bridge victory for local residents group

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 05:51
Residents in Bonnyrigg have claimed victory after a Scottish Government reporter insisted a new housing estate be accessed by a new bridge.

Midlothian gardeners are blooming marvellous

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:00
A fantastic Mayfield garden ‘full of colour, fun and life’ has won this year’s ‘Baxter Keiller Award’ for outstanding Melville Housing Association garden.

Council succeeds in funding bid for community choices project

Midlothian Council - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 08:00
An innovative Midlothian project aimed at reducing inequalities has been awarded £40,000 in funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices fund.

Council leader to meet minister

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 06:45
The leader of Midlothian Council is to meet with Finance Minister Derek Mackay next month to discuss financial pressures.

Fear that cuts could kill voluntary sector

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 05:41
The proposed council cuts announced last week “could kill the voluntary sector” claims the Midlothian Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

Midlothian homes offer a ‘better life’ for new tenants

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:00
The first tenants have moved into their new homes in an innovative housing development for people with a range of complex care needs.

Midlothian Bield complexes to remain open

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 08:21
Care provider Bield has stated that its four retirement and sheltered housing facilities in Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Penicuik will stay open.

17-year-old guilty 
of killing Shaun

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 06:54
The grieving mum of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn has spoken of her relief at his killer being found guilty but said nothing will bring back her son.

Street tribute to hero David

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 06:00
Campaigners are delighted that a street in Gorebridge has now been named after the local hero who helped to catch a notorious child killer.

Loanhead break-in and theft

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 13:15
Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from the grounds of a commercial van centre in Loanhead.

Midlothian experts have key role on £5m project

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 11:00
Veterinary scientists are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.