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Local News

Midlothian MP blasts Scottish Secretary

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 05:48
Midlothian’s MP blasted the Secretary of State for Scotland for ignoring her question on the “worrying” increase in families relying on foodbanks.

Bursary scheme boost for Midlothian groups

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 05:43
A diverse range of good causes and organisations carrying out important community work in Midlothian will receive a share of £10,000.

Part of A7 shut tonight (Wednesday)

Midlothian Council - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:30
The A7 will be closed tonight (Wednesday) at Shanks’ Bridge, Gorebridge, from 8pm to help with a police operation. The road is expected to be shut for an hour or two.

Help ma Boab - Roslin pupils win Oor Wullie challenge

Midlothian Council - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:18
Help my Boab and Crivvens! 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.

Midlothian to pilot bespoke trauma training

Midlothian Council - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 13:43
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 childhood trauma.

Midlothian Council suspends the use of weed killer

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 06:06
Use of a common weed killer has been temporarily suspended by Midlothian Council over concerns about its impact on communities.

Acting Midlothian Council leader angered at local MSPs’ funding claims

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 05:50
A council chief has accused Midlothian’s MSPs of spreading “misinformation” after they claimed the local authority received “inflation busting” funding from the Scottish Government this year.

Councillor’s motion to park Midlothian dog waste?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 05:46
Midlothian Council has unanimously passed a motion which is looking to address the rising level of litter, dog fouling and problem parking in the area.

The 10 best outdoor games kids today have probably never heard of

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 15:16
With today's technology-led culture, playing outdoors can often seem like a thing of the past.

Phased road closures in Danderhall for SGN gas works

Midlothian Council - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 15:08
We are reminding residents and businesses in Danderhall that the gas utility company, SGN will be upgrading the network in the Campview area from Monday 20 May.

Midlothian Walking Rugby welcomes a VIP

Midlothian Council - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 13:04
Midlothian Walking Rugby welcomed a VIP recently when Vice President of the Scottish Rugby Union, Ian Barr popped along for a game.

Funding for Hillend plans agreed

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 08:59
Councillors have agreed to invest £13.8 million of capital funding into developing Midlothian Snowsports Centre into an all-year-round, multi-activity leisure facility.

Old limit on Dalkeith town centre parking signs

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 08:57
Concern has been raised after two parking signs on Dalkeith High Street were not changed from one hour to the new half hour limit.