Local News

Twinning choir success

Midlothian Council - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 12:22
More than 80 people braved the rain to enjoy a fantastic performance by the Junger Chor Hunshoven choir, from our twinned district of Heinsberg, Germany.

Midlothian South MSP urges uptake of Penicuik historic fund

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 05:59
Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame is urging owners of eligible
historic buildings in Penicuik to consider applying for funding from The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project.

Charity’s recruitment morning at Lasswade Centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 05:45
Social care charity ELCAP is seeking to grow its team of support practitioners by holding a recruitment morning at The Lasswade Centre on Friday (August 23).

Low Emission Zone fears for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 05:41
An influx of cheap cars and job losses are among issues Midlothian expects in the wake of a clampdown in Edinburgh on fuel emissions.

Council asks govt for funding for new Centre of Excellence

Midlothian Council - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 08:10
We have submitted a bid to the Scottish Government for part of a £1 billion investment in schools.

Midlothian Care at Home visits cut short

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 05:47
Carers regularly cut short home visits to patients for months without management intervention, a report on a council-run care service has revealed.

Midlothian crimebeat August 12-18

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 05:21
Here is your weekly round-up of local crime, for August 12-18, as reported by Police Scotland.

Midlothian house prices take a slight knock

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 15:22
House prices dropped in Midlothian in June, with Land Registry figures showing an average price of £182, 697 – a 3.2 per cent decrease on May.

Council to revisit school building programme

Midlothian Council - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 12:01
The council is to look at revising its ambitious school building and extension programme in a bid to help close a funding gap.

Rosslyn Chapel included in “ultimate UK travel list”

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 10:57
Rosslyn Chapel has been included in a new travel guide which ranks the 500 ‘most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences’ across the UK.

Midlothian east care patients feel less safe than those in the west

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 08:39
Vulnerable people living in the east of Midlothian feel far less safe in their homes than those living in the west of the county.

“No crime committed” in suspected Bonnyrigg abduction attempt

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 08:25
Police in Midlothian can confirm that inquiries have concluded in relation to a suspicious incident in Bonnyrigg.

Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce AGM

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 05:47
Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce host their annual general meeting on Wednesday, 18 September, 3pm, at Pentland Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik.

Midlothian North MSP to hold Christmas card contest for third year

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 06:10
Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has announced that he will be holding a Christmas Card Competition again this year.

Healthy Living Award for Newbattle Campus

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 06:09
Midlothian Council’s hub cafe at the Newbattle Community Campus can now display a Healthy Living Award.

Cala Bursary boost for groups focused on Midlothian’s youngsters

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 05:44
In our final look at local organisations which benefited from the CALA Homes Bursary scheme this year, we focus on three more groups devoted to making a difference to the lives of young children.

Midlothian crimebeat August 7-11

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 14:01
Here is your weekly round-up of crime for the Midlothian area, as reported by Police Scotland.

New Gorebridge singer songwriters group hopes to shine a light on local musical talent

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 13:10
A new group for budding young singers and songwriters will be piloted in Gorebridge later this month, in the hope of it meeting regularly.

Three vehicle collision in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 11:06
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle collision in Dalkeith.

Fill your old school backpacks for children in Malawi

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 09:26
Pupils are being encouraged to celebrate the new term by donating their old backpacks to children living more than 7,000 miles away in Malawi.