Local News

Hardengreen shooting range given the go-ahead

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 15:33
An indoor firearms range has been given the go-ahead just yards from a college campus and residential housing in Midlothian.

Midlothian Council’s anger at Gorebridge ‘Gas Street’ time bar decision

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 07:27
The leader of Midlothian Council has been left “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by last week’s Court of Session decision to dismiss the council’s £12 million legal claim against one of two companies advising on a failed Gorebridge housing development.

Cometh the Earth Hour

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 07:26
Midlothian Council is asking residents and businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the environment by supporting WWF‘s Earth Hour at the end of this month.

Midlothian crimebeat March 12-19

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 06:53
Here is your weekly round-up of crime in Midlothian, as reported by Police Scotland.

Life-saving machine at Newbattle Bowling Club

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:00
Newbattle Bowling Club last week took possession of a life-saving defibrillator machine, which its president labelled “a vital piece of equipment”.

Charity’s new service and new Gorebridge home

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:00
The Play Midlothian charity recently launched a new service to support play at home for disabled children across Midlothian.

Life-saving training in Bonnyrigg

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 14:30
Danny Burnett from FA Training Services provided defibrillator and CPR training at Bonnyrigg Primary School last week, with around 20 members of the public, of all ages, in attendance.

Burnbrae pupils show their Social Bite

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 14:27
Four of the five Burnbrae Primary pupils, who raised money for Social Bite with their Wee Sleep Out, attended a dinner in Edinburgh last week, after they were named in the homeless charity’s top 10 fundraisers in Scotland.

Finalists can nearly taste awards success

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 07:16
More than 30 businesses are celebrating after reaching next week’s finals of this year’s Midlothian and East Lothian Food and Drink Awards.

Penicuik road closures due to resurfacing work

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 07:14
Midlothian Council is to carry out essential resurfacing on Penicuik High Street, including the junction with Bridge Street and West Street.

Another award for Midlothian castle

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/03/2019 - 07:07
The front of house manager at Borthwick Castle was named best in the business at last week’s Scottish Thistle Awards, capping a great month for the local attraction.

Council leader expresses disappointment at Gorebridge gas ruling

Midlothian Council - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 16:31
Midlothian Council Leader Derek Milligan said he is “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by yesterday’s Court of Session decision to dismiss £12 million legal claim relating to Gorebridge housing.

NHS Lothian contacts patients about possible infection risk

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 13:57
NHS Lothian has contacted patients who had heart aortic valve replacement operations at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the last six months to advise them of a possible infection risk.

Midlothian Council wins diversity award

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 07:35
Midlothian Council was last week named ‘Council of the Year’ in the Scottish Diversity Awards 2019.

Mayfield fires raise concerns

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 07:23
Concerns have been raised about the number of recent fires in Mayfield, with four incidents reported in a week earlier this month.

Midlothian Council: Soutra Mains bus stop questionable

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 06:52
Demands for two new bus stops to be built next to a new rural retail unit  on the A68 have been described as “questionable”.

Midlothian Council’s setback in Gorebridge ‘Gas Street’ compensation claim

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 16:31
Midlothian Council’s £12 million legal claim against two companies which advised it on a doomed housing development has received a setback.

Are you a tenant or on the housing list?

Midlothian Council - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 15:10
We are considering making changes to the way we allocate council housing.

Death crash Midlothian surgeon escapes jail

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 14:46
A surgeon whose momentary lapse of concentration at the wheel caused a fatal head-on crash in which a woman died escaped a prison sentence today (Wednesday).

MSP raises Borders Railway issue with minister

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 07:38
Michelle Ballantyne MSP has written to the Scottish Government’s Transport Secretary asking to meet regarding overcrowding on the Borders Railway.

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