Local News

Rosewell homes proving popular

Midlothian Advertiser - 4 hours 24 min ago
Housebuilder Avant Homes is reporting sales success at its Hawthornden development in Rosewell, as more than half of the first-phase of homes have sold, since its launch last year.

Work gets underway on new Midlothian cyclepath

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 11:00
The construction of a new walking and cycling route which will connect Shawfair to Gilmerton gets underway this month.

Spotlight on Tourism - Steps in the right direction for tourism

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 16:00
Research just published by VisitScotland highlights the importance of walking when it comes to evaluating tourism in Scotland, writed Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Arts extravaganza at annual Penicuik festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 15:00
Penicuik’s annual week-long arts festival returns next month, bringing the usual exciting mix of art, music, poetry and dance to the town.

Slideshow: Birkenside Fun Day

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:50
This year’s Birkenside Fun Day took place in Gorebridge last weekend.

Pharmacy break-in

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 11:39
Police are appealing for information after a break-in to the pharmacy at Roslin Pharmacy.

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 11:26
Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

Midlothian MSP praises anti-bullying campaign

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 11:00
Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has lent her support to the riders of Bikes Against Bullies on their Grand Tour recently.

Hospital worker nine times over the drink drive limit

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 08:35
A hospital worker from Lasswade was caught a massive nine times over the drink drive limit - after claiming she had only downed three pints of lager.

Want to get more involved in your community?

Midlothian Council - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 08:30
Would you like to get more involved in your community? Perhaps you would like to join a community group in your area or are interested in setting one up?

Still no cure in sight for surgery parking

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 06:31
Penicuik Medical Practice has turned down an offer of four staff parking spaces from a supermarket to free up space for patients in its own car park.

Nurses take a walk to raise funds for dementia ward

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 06:13
Staff from Midlothian Community Hospital’s dementia ward have organised a local sponsored walk to raise money to benefit their patients.

Midlothian firm named for underpaying worker

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 15:13
A Midlothian hairdresser is among 233 businesses ‘named and shamed’ as employers who have failed to pay National Minimum Wage and Living Wage.

Plea to support Dogs Trust fun day

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:00
Dogs Trust West Calder is inviting local dog lovers and their four-legged-friends to their annual family fun day on Sunday, August 20.

Midlothian park to showcase Fringe event

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 11:00
Dalkeith Country Park will serve as the spectacular backdrop for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance later this month.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:58
She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

Shopkeeper placed on the sex offenders register

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 08:46
A Dalkeith shopkeeper who asked a schoolboy if he was off to watch porn with his two female cousins has been placed on the sex offenders register.

Theft and attempted break-in

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 08:35
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted break-in and theft at houses in Bilston.

Staff set to remember their Cardboard King

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 07:00
Tesco Hardengreen staff and customers, as well as the wider community, will come together on Sunday to celebrate the life of Peter Brownlees.

Beacon shines on as Trust banks a new home

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 06:08
A pop-up Gorebridge Beacon is now open to accommodate activities which were scheduled for the community hub hit by fire in May.