Local News

Country Corner - Out with the clipboard for a day surveying

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 16:00
Suddenly it’s invertebrate and botany surveying season and we will be busy all summer now collecting biodiversity data for clients, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Take time to listen

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:00
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is urging Midlothian residents to make small changes to meet the communication needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss which can have a big impact on their everyday lives.

Award for Dalkeith care home

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 11:00
Barchester Archview Lodge Care Home in Dalkeith has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Scotland.

Winning awards for getting healthy

Midlothian Council - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:55
They’ve overcome obstacles, improved their health and gained confidence – a huge well done to all of this year’s winners of the annual Midlothian Active Choices Awards.

Council consultation on move to new shared school campus

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 06:34
The council has launched a consultation on using the new school campus at Hopefield for nursery and P1 pupils at Burnbrae Primary.

Cleaning up with election promise

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 05:47
The first job Pauline Winchester took on as a new councillor was a pre-election promise she had made to clean a bus shelter at Pentland Caravan Park.

Invite to Midlothian businesses

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 11:00
Project manager Jemma Reid, of MBTAG (Midlothian Borders Tourism Action Group) is organising the event on Tuesday, June 6.

Midlothian firms given chance to shine

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 11:00
Small companies operating in the food and drink sector along the Borders Railway corridor are being given an opportunity to showcase the best of the area’s cuisine to a wide audience of buyers from Edinburgh and across the country.

Something worth shouting about!

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 16:00
Something new has just been developed to help raise awareness of the variety of things to see and do across Midlothian, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

Sisters for the charity chop

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 15:00
Two sisters are having their hair chopped off to raise £2000 for a local “lifeline” charity which cares for them and two siblings.

Why not find out if your child is eligible for the scheme?

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 15:00
A total of 171 two-year-old children and their families are benefiting from a free place at an approved nursery, childminder or playgroup in Midlothian, up almost 75 per cent from last year, new council figures confirm.

Poltonhall Gala Day court 2017

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:25
Poltonhall Gala Day has chosen its court for the annual event, held on Sunday June 4 at Poltonhall Recreational Ground.

Marathon tribute effort

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:00
A novice runner is set to take on the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of the month in memory of her stepdad who died from cancer last year.

Does your Midlothian-based project need some assistance?

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:00
Could a community in Midlothian earn a helping hand which will see a lucrative regeneration project commence?

Tasty award for eatery

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 13:57
A Penicuik restaurant taken over by a local couple just two years ago has been named the home of the best burger in Scotland.

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?