Local News

Midlothian Bield complexes to remain open

Midlothian Advertiser - 4 hours 59 min ago
Care provider Bield has stated that its four retirement and sheltered housing facilities in Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Penicuik will stay open.

17-year-old guilty 
of killing Shaun

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 26 min ago
The grieving mum of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn has spoken of her relief at his killer being found guilty but said nothing will bring back her son.

Street tribute to hero David

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 19 min ago
Campaigners are delighted that a street in Gorebridge has now been named after the local hero who helped to catch a notorious child killer.

Loanhead break-in and theft

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 13:15
Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from the grounds of a commercial van centre in Loanhead.

Midlothian experts have key role on £5m project

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 11:00
Veterinary scientists are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

2018 Review of UK Parliament constituencies – public consultation

Midlothian Council - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 07:55
The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today (17 October 2017) published its Revised Proposals for UK Parliament constituencies. These proposals are now open for consultation.

Country Corner - The exotic bird with a killer instinct

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 16:00
Even after a lifetime of seeing them, it is still hard to believe the heron is a British bird, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Service).

Tommy’s bucket list visit to Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:00
After decades of being ignored Tommy Hagan is on a “journey to be heard” about the abuse he suffered in a care home from the age of three.

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:25
Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:21
Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

Building Foundations

Midlothian Council - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:15
Three Beeslack High School pupils have passed the latest part of an innovative Pre Foundation Apprenticeship.

Penicuik firm commits to charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 14:00
An annual obstacle-ridden 7K run in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, had the continued support of a Penicuik-based company.

Midlothian trio are on top of the world

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 11:00
Alice Stevenson, Greg Playfair and Michael Christianson, all from Midlothian, together with more than 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group, have completed the Fourtitude Challenge, helping raise £317,097 for Mental Health UK.

Melville bids farewell to board duo

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 11:00
It was a night for goodbyes and new beginnings at Melville Housing Association’s 2017 annual general meeting with two long-standing members among the five standing down, and seven new members coming on board.

On the Beat - Celebrations are no place for bad behaviour

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:00
This month I’d like to discuss the upcoming events and celebrations surrounding Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night as this often means an increase in antisocial behaviour linked to fireworks and bonfires, writes Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson.

Seasonal employees wanted by Royal Mail

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 13:00
Seasonal workers are being sought by Royal Mail to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

Local artists set for Dalkeith display

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 11:00
Dalkeith Arts’ autumn exhibition this year will be held in partnership with the Riccio Gallery in Dalkeith.

Country park gears up for some October fun

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 10:00
Autumn themed activities are set to ensure kids have fun in the forest this half-term at Dalkeith Country Park.

Active Schools Consultation Countdown

Midlothian Council - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:11
Chance to win £100 worth of sports equipment for your child’s school

Council Leader presses case for additional funding

Midlothian Council - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:02
Midlothian Council Leader Derek Milligan is to meet with Finance Minister Derek Mackay next month to discuss the financial pressures the council is facing.