Local News

Views from the Pews - Jesus can meet our deepest needs

Midlothian Advertiser - 4 hours 46 min ago
What are you looking for? In the Gospel of John we read about Jesus asking two men that question, writes David Shedden (Penicuik Baptist Church).

Pupils dig deep into their heritage in Woodburn

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 45 min ago
Two high school pupils dug into their heritage when designing the new fence at the Midlothian Advice and Resource Centre in Dalkeith.

Mining accident book put on display in Newtongrange

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 45 min ago
A Lothian Coal Company accident report book, dating back to 1914, has gone on display in the foyer at National Mining Museum Scotland.

Midlothian groups called on to enter environmental awards

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 46 min ago
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is calling for Midlothian communities to register to take part in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland awards, which bring communities together to help deliver local environmental improvements and recognise efforts Scotland-wide to enhance local areas.

First junior Hunter and Lass selected in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 45 min ago
The first ever junior Penicuik Hunter and Lass have been chosen, as the festival looks to do more to include youngsters in the celebrations.

Gorebridge pupils get recycling lessons

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 46 min ago
Stobhill Primary pupils enjoyed a lesson with a difference recently when Bob the Blue Bin came along to share his top recycling tips.

Dalkeith nursery kids’ litter pick

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 55 min ago
Pupils from Pinocchio’s Nursery in Dalkeith recently took part in a litter pick of the surrounding area.

Pentland Piano Festival slideshow

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 56 min ago
The inaugural Pentland Piano Festival was held at South Kirk Church in Penicuik on March 18.

Still time to give us your views on Hopefield

Midlothian Council - 13 hours 10 min ago
There’s still time to give us your views on how Burnbrae Primary School should use the extra space when the new joint campus at the former Hopefield site is built.

Uncertainty over Newtongrange post office

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 3 min ago
The closure of the post office in Newtongrange “due to unforeseen circumstances” has sparked anger, months after the village lost its last bank.

Car-crash former monk gets £42k

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 18:12
A FORMER Bhuddist monk who could not bow or perform sitting meditation after surviving a car crash has been awarded £42,316 in damages.

Deadline approaches for Midlothian volunteer nominations

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 15:00
Volunteer Midlothian host an annual awards ceremony during Volunteers’ Week to acknowledge and celebrate the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian.

Rising to the challenge

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:00
Pupils from two Midlothian primary schools showed their mettle when they took part in the VEX Robotics UK Challenge in Birmingham.

Outcry over rise in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary parking fees

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:00
Staff, patients and vistors are facing huge price hikes in car-parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as NHS Lothian look to deal with increasing demand for spaces.

Bus service back on track after campaign

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:47
The number 49 bus service, serving Bonnyrigg, Poltonhall and Rosewell, will be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.

SNP councillor to go it alone in upcoming Midlothian elections

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 06:52
SNP councillor Jim Bryant has told the Advertiser that he will stand as an independent candidate at the forthcoming council elections.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 00:01
The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

Gorebridge projects give food for thought

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 15:00
Launched in January the ‘Food Glorious Food’ project in Gorebridge is about to stage an important event.

Midlothian residents urged to support climate change effort

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:00
Midlothian Council is again inviting people to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour by switching off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 25.

Greenhall Crescent, Gorebridge closed on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:37
Greenhall Crescent closed on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March.