Local News

Newtongrange masterplanners appointed

Midlothian Council - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 12:50
A design team has been appointed to revitalise and improve Newtongrange town centre.

Police appeal following fire at community hub

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 12:02
Police are appealing for information following the wilful fireraising which caused extensive damage to the under construction community hub in Gorebridge yesterday.

Rosewell teenager reaches national music final

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 11:00
The countrywide search for the a title-holder may not have ended in Midlothian, but Ben Keay was ‘thrilled and grateful’ to have been in the running for the 2017 recent Rotary Britain and Ireland (RIBI) Young Musician of the Year nomination.

Horse ban for woman

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:55
A Midlothian woman who caused unnecessary suffering to her horse has been given a £180 fine and a five year ban from owning or keeping horses following a Scottish SPCA investigation.

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 09:29
The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

Major contract signed for next phase of Shawfair

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 06:29
The development of Shawfair has taken a major step forward with the signing of a multi-million pound infrastructure contract.

Cyclist’s fury at never ending path closure

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 05:40
A cyclist is angry at the continued closure of a path in Ironmills Park, Dalkeith, which has been hit by subsidence issues in recent years.

Robbie and his mum think it's a Good Time to be 2

Midlothian Council - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:52
Leanne Vicker's son Robbie is one of around 171 two-year-old benefitting from 600 hours of free early learning.

Calling on Midlothian gardeners!

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:00
If you’re one of the many Midlothian Council tenants who love their garden, then why not enter this year’s competition to find Midlothian’s blooming best?

Loanhead performer shines at London showcase to land job

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 11:00
A young Loanhead performer has been handed his dream job before even graduating from one of Scotland’s leading performing arts academies.

Gorebridge Leisure Centre

Midlothian Council - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:51
Scottish Power estimate power could be restored to Gorebridge Leisure Centre by noon today (Thursday).

Gorebridge community hub on fire

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:20
A fire broke out this morning (Thursday, May 18) at the £2.5 million community hub due to open next month in Gorebridge, devastating the group that has delivered the project.

Your gateway to business success

Midlothian Council - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 08:30
Looking for advice on starting a new business? Already have a business but are looking to expand? Business Gateway Midlothian is here to help.

Gorebridge Hub fire

Midlothian Council - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 08:29
Please be aware that Gorebridge Leisure Centre is currently closed as is Hunterfield Road in Gorebridge because of the fire at the Gorebridge hub building.

Latest Hopefield plans lodged

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 07:00
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted a planning application for land to the south west of its Hopefield development in Bonnyrigg.

Bypass capacity 
issue raised at 
Holyrood by MSP

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 06:19
Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs has pressed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on the capacity of Edinburgh’s city bypass.

Councillor reported over election leaflet

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 05:53
A recently re-elected councillor has been reported to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards over his election pamphlet.

You decide on funding for Mayfield initiatives

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 14:00
Mayfield and Easthouses residents will decide which groups will receive funding at a ‘decision day’ event.

Curry crown is bestowed on Dalkeith restaurant

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 11:00
Three years after its director was named Scotland’s Curry King, Itihaas restaurant in Dalkeith has been voted the country’s top curry restaurant.

Council Contact Centre – problem with telephone lines

Midlothian Council - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 07:19
All telephone lines into the council’s contact centre are currently down. Please contact us by email at contactcentre@midlothian.gov.uk or access services on our website.