Local News

Investment for Midlothian carers

Midlothian Advertiser - 1 hour 32 min ago
Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £442 each have been made to 1,365 carers in Midlothian, totalling £554,000.

Midlothian shares trauma training cash

Midlothian Advertiser - 1 hour 34 min ago
Midlothian Council is one of three local authorities to share £120,000 of Scottish Government funding for advanced training for frontline workers to recognise and respond to the signs and impacts of childhood trauma.

Strategic plan rejected by Ministers

Midlothian Advertiser - 1 hour 36 min ago
The Strategic Development Plan Authority for Edinburgh and South East Scotland (SESplan) has had its proposed strategic development plan rejected by Scottish Ministers.

Plaque to be unveiled to unsung Dalkeith hero of D-Day landings

Midlothian Advertiser - 1 hour 45 min ago
A key player in the success of the D-Day landings is to be recognised in his hometown for the first time with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

European elections: Dozens of Midlothian postal voters will have to travel to polling stations

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 14:32
Dozens of people in Midlothian who registered to vote by post in this week’s European elections will have to travel to a polling station after they were left without papers.

Two men appear in court after firearms recovered in Loanhead by the Organised Crime Partnership

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 11:36
Two men appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday, May 21) after a number of weapons were seized in Midlothian by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Loanhead man’s great-granddaugher to run for her ‘Papa G’

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 10:34
Little Rae Blair has signed up to take part in the Kids’ Kilometre at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this weekend for her great-grandfather from Loanhead.

Do you know a creative young person ?

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:07
Nominate a creative young person for an Arts and Culture Award

Vandalism closes public toilets

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 07:46
Please note the public toilets in Bonnyrigg are currently closed because of vandalism.

Charity tattoos in Mayfield help tackle suicide

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 06:04
A tattoo studio in Mayfield gave more than 100 people a mental health symbol tattoo, raising £1,200 for suicide prevention charity Chris’s House.

Roslin Institute-led study - DNA find could help dogs breathe easier

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 05:54
Scientists at The Roslin Institute in Midlothian have discovered a DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in popular dog breeds.

Speeding in Bonnyrigg has locals in a spin

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 05:50
A perceived lack of action by the council on speeding in Bonnyrigg has led residents to start a petition calling for measures to be taken.

Midlothian crimebeat May 7-14

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 06:17
Here is this week’s round-up of crime across Midlothian, as reported by Police Scotland.

Help ma Boab! - Roslin pupils win Oor Wullie challenge

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 05:42
Two talented Roslin Primary pupils, Eva Young and Ava McDonald, are to have their winning designs featured in the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail Challenge.

The bizarre local laws you need to know when travelling to these 14 countries

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:27
Countries around the world all have their own unique customs, with many having strict laws in place for travellers' safety.

Lothian MSP hits out at SFA’s Bonnyrigg Rose decision

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 13:40
Lothian List MSP Neil Findlay (Lab) has criticised the SFA for its decision to reject Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club’s application for full membership.

Tynewater Primary visit to Whitburgh Farms

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 05:57
Whitburgh Farms hosted a farm visit organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) earlier this month for local school Tynewater Primary, Pathhead.

Midlothian’s Young People Awards Nomination Countdown

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 05:55
There is still time to nominate inspirational young people for Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2019.

How can we reduce offending in Midlothian?

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 14:17
The Midlothian Community Safety and Justice Partnership would like to hear from you as part of the spring 2019 Community Justice Consultation.

Can you help put on Pathhead Players’ Pantomime? Oh yes you can!

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:38
Despite it only being May, the Pathhead Players are busy preparing for their Christmas pantomime, and are looking for you to help.