Local News

Midlothian MP visits Bonnyrigg care home

Midlothian Advertiser - 3 hours 37 min ago
Local MP Danielle Rowley joined residents, relatives and guests at HC-One’s Springfield Bank Care Home in Bonnyrigg, to enjoy afternoon tea and music performed by local musician, Chas Cunningham.

Jackie helps make a difference to young people’s lives

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 37 min ago
A Penicuik woman, who works for the Christian charity, Scripture Union Scotland, has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

Charity hosts Dalkeith dementia event

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 11:00
Alzheimer Scotland Mid & East Lothian Services is inviting people living with dementia and their families across Midlothian to get to know the third national dementia strategy for Scotland, which aims to transform services to ensure people with dementia get the support they need, at all ages and stages of the illness.

Spotlight on Tourism - The curtain rises on a new midwinter festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 16:00
Summer may be over but there is still a lot going on for visitors and local residents across Midlothian, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Staff plough on in hope of saving project

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 15:03
Staff responsible for the Kabin’s Community Garden have carried on as volunteers since being made redundant.

Tough test for judges to pick top businesses

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:00
Judges are set to begin the difficult task of choosing the winners in this year’s Chamber Business Awards.

Double benefit of paying back the local community

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 13:59
The Midlothian Community Payback team continues to make a difference to organisations across the county and is looking for more groups needing a helping hand to get in touch.

Midlothian siblings warn of meningitis dangers

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 11:00
Alice Easton and her brother Matthew from Dalkeith are sharing their first-hand experience of meningitis and septicaemia

Hibs player given ban after women’s derby match chaos

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 07:06
A HIBS reserve player has been handed a six-match ban after a women’s derby was forced to be abandoned when a scuffle broke out on the pitch.

Community clear-up group up and running

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 06:00
A new group set-up in Mayfield to tackle the growing fly-tipping problem there will officially launch this Saturday with a community litter pick.

Soldier who claimed he mistook schoolgirl for wife guilty of sex attack

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 15:37
A SOLDIER who sexually assaulted a young schoolgirl after claiming he mistook her for his wife has been jailed.

Public meeting to promote cycling in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 11:00
Anyone with an interest in cycling and active travel from Penicuik and throughout Midlothian are being invited to attend a public meeting being held at Beeslack High School, Penicuik, on Wednesday, September 27 from 7pm to 9pm.

Sex business teen placed under supervision

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 08:35
A teenage boy, who contacted two young girls telling them they could make lots of money by carrying out sexual acts, as part of a business he had set up, has been placed under supervision on a Community Payback Order for three years.

Cable theft

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 08:34
Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of electrical cable from a property on Newbattle Road.

It's Scottish Housing Day

Midlothian Council - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 08:03
We are raising awareness of Scottish Housing Day on Thursday 21st September.

Praise for local police

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 07:00
Newtongrange Community Council has praised local police for dealing with “boy racers” causing havoc in the area.

Greens and wife to be evicted

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 06:26
The identical twin of Da Vinci Code rapist Robert Greens is to be booted out of his home for terrorising his Penicuik neighbours for three years.

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:01
The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

Charity seeks new Dalkeith organiser

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:00
Poppyscotland needs you! Scotland’s leading Armed Forces charity is searching for a new Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser (AO) to lead the fundraising push in Dalkeith this year and beyond.

New MP’s office officially opened

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 08:34
Midlothian’s first ever female MP had her office officially opened last Thursday by the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP.