Local News

Social work spend hits council budget

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 48 min ago
Argyll and Bute Council forecasts an overspend of nearly £3 million by the end of 2018-19, only a third of the way through the financial year.

Midlothian MP praises Salvation Army

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 29 min ago
Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley has praised the Salvation Army for its work in helping break the cycle of homelessness.

Sex predator who ‘touched teen as she slept’ jailed

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 10 hours 5 sec ago
A sex predator who attacked a teenager when he was an overnight guest of her family was jailed for four years today.

Midlothian MSP’s Christmas card contest

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 1 min ago
Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has announced that he will be holding a Christmas card competition again this year.

School bus pick-ups update

Midlothian Council - 13 hours 40 min ago
School buses are now running as normal although we’re reminding families living in Danderhall and Loanhead their child’s pick up point may be different this week. See below for more details.

Flu vaccination consent sought as new school term gets underway

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 51 min ago
As the new term gets underway in Midlothian today, parents of primary school children in the NHS Lothian area are being urged to act now to get their children ready to fight flu this winter.

Buying more woodland

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 15:24
Friends of Leadburn Community Woodland (FLCW) will purchase 23 acres of woodland from Forestry Enterprise Scotland, thanks to£41,000 from the Scottish Land Fund.

Change of school bus pick-up for some Beeslack pupils in Loanhead

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:33
If your normal school bus pick-up point is either the bus stop at the Mayshade Road bus stop or Straiton Retail Park, then please go to the bus stop at Edgefield Road, Loanhead instead.

Change to school bus pick-up points in Danderhall

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:20
If your normal pick-up point for the school bus is either the Co-op or library in Danderhall then please go to the main bus stop on the A7 main road during the week beginning Monday 20 August.

Primary school communities have their say on the ‘cost of the school day’

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:55
A Midlothian project aimed at reducing the disadvantage families on low incomes can experience, has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.

Taxi firm supports bereaved families

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:29
And Edinburgh and Lothians black cab company has partnered up with a much-loved children’s charity to support bereaved families during the most challenging moments following the loss of a child.

Former Bonnyrigg hotel up for sale

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:44
The former Retreat Castle Hotel in Bonnyrigg is up for sale.

Funding boost for Midlothian young people with complex needs

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:30
Midlothian people with complex needs will benefit from £9800 of National Lottery Year of the Young Person funding awards.

Mental health charity secures funding boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:41
Mental health charity Health in Mind has been awarded £18,000 by the Postcode Local Trust to support and further develop its Midlothian conservation project.

New research shows Brexit impact

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:31
Newly research published this week shows the stark financial impact Brexit is expected to have on people living in Midlothian.

Penicuik gears up for annual music and arts festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 10:36
Penicuik’s annual arts festival is gearing up for another week-long programme of art and music next month to entertain local people.

Doors open on Midlothian’s fascinating heritage

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:59
Whether you’re interested in finding out more about local history or architecture, learning about the industrial and rural heritage of Midlothian, or simply want to enjoy a great family day out, the 2018 Midlothian Doors Open Day programme has something for you.

Youth charged following fire in Dalkeith

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:49
A youth has been charged following a suspicious fire in Midlothian.

Youth charged following fire at former Mayshade building

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:41
A youth has been charged following a suspicious fire in at the former Mayshade Garden Centre at Hadengreen Road on Bonnyrigg Road early yesterday morning.

Could you be a short-term foster carer?

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:02
To highlight Midlothian Council’s new campaign to recruit foster carers we tell how even providing short-term care can make such a difference.