Local News

Cannabis cultivation discovered in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 15 min ago
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a cannabis cultivation was discovered at an industrial unit in Loanhead on Friday (May 18).

Edinburgh Marathon 2018: full list of road closures

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 30 min ago
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls into town this weekend with races running on both the Saturday and Sunday - make sure you don't get caught out by road closures with this handy guide.

Flat fire in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 54 min ago
Police in Midlothian are investigating following a fire at a flat in Loanhead.

Second hand goods warning

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 52 min ago
Midlothian Trading Standards are advising people of the risks of buying second-hand electrical goods, and warning retailers against selling such items.

New garden officially opened in Loanhead

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 13:45
The official opening of The Link’s Sensory Garden took place on Monday, with local MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) doing the honours.

Theatre group educates kids from the stage

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 13:24
A husband and wife from Penicuik who run their own theatre company have returned to the scene of their first performance back in 2006.

New Visitor Pass to Boost Tourism to Midlothian and The Scottish Borders

Midlothian Council - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:59
A new visitor pass designed to drive tourism to Midlothian and the Scottish Borders has officially launched today (Friday 18 May).

Restaurant business is in Louise’s blood

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:43
The owner of a new restaurant set to open in Lasswade revealed its her dream come true to continue her family’s tradition in the trade.

Penicuik set for annual week-long festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 05:55
The Penicuik Hunter & Lass week-long festival starts this Saturday with a host of events for all the family to enjoy before the main event on May 26.

Top art award for pupil

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 05:48
Penicuik High School pupil Erin Scratcherd recently won first prize in the intermediate category of this year’s RSA Schools Art Award.

New outdoor festival launched

Midlothian Council - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 09:35
Midlothian Outdoor Festival to showcase the county’s amazing outdoors.

Laser quest at historic chapel

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 06:26
Experts from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have carried out a laser scan on parts of Rosslyn Chapel’s historic stonework.

Burial charges for children waived

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 05:40
Midlothian Council last week decided to scrap burial charges for children aged 17 or under.

Midlothian public toilets closures flushed away, for now

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 05:38
The council has agreed to keep Midlothian’s five public toilets open following a consultation into plans to replace them with automated facilities.

Break-ins and thefts in Kirkcaldy and Roslin

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 13:32
Police in Fife and Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a number of linked crimes in their areas.

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 09:46
Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language

Have you been scammed using Western Union?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 08:10
If you have ever lost money through a Western Union money transfer scam, then you have until May 31 to file a claim to try to get your money back.

First Conservative provost for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 06:33
Midlothian East councillor Peter Smaill (63) has been elected as the new Provost of Midlothian, the fist Conservative to hold the role.

Mum thanks kind sick kids’ nurses

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 06:19
A Dalkeith mum is fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children to say thank you to its “amazingly kind” staff for helping her son.

Midlothian crimebeat

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 05:58
The latest round-up of crime in the west side of the county.