Community News

Newbyres tenants given priority on new homes

Midlothian Council - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 15:31
Tenants whose council properties were demolished after elevated levels of carbon dioxide were found in them have been given first priority when allocating new homes in a development in Gorebridge.

Easter fun on the cards at Vogrie Country Park

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 14:00
Looking for something to do? Beginning in April and running right through until the end of the year, the council’s Ranger Service has planned a whole range of activities.

Full steam ahead for Newtongrange hub initiative

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 11:00
A project to turn a disused building at Newtongrange railway station into a community hub is to benefit from a £360,000 cash injection.

Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 06:42
Lothian Buses are making changes to some of their timetables next month, including to some Midlothian routes.

Appeal for owner of dogs that mauled cat in Gorebridge

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 06:39
A Gorebridge woman has spoken of her horror at finding her cat dead following a dog attack and is appealing for help in finding the owner.

Closing credits for Midlothian film studio?

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/03/2017 - 06:00
The group behind the plans for a new film studio complex in Midlothian has confirmed that backers may pull out if a decision isn’t reached soon.

Rapist who stalked woman while on bail is jailed

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 16:19
A RAPIST who was freed on bail before launching a stalking campaign against a second victim has been jailed for seven years.

Price increase for sport and leisure facilities

Midlothian Council - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:58
Prices for using Midlothian Council’s sport and leisure facilities and services are to go up by 10% from 1 April.

Councillors approve community councils' boundary change

Midlothian Council - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 12:03
Midlothian councillors have approved changes to the boundary between Gorebridge and District and Moorfoot Community Councils.

Midlothian people failing to claim benefits

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 11:00
Midlothian residents are being reminded to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.

Playgroup pilot after service withdrawal

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 06:00
Midlothian Council is to pilot an Easter playscheme run by staff from Saltersgate School after Capability Scotland withdrew its service last year.

Country Corner - Getting down to basics in search for otters

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 16:00
Spraint and spoor are used to refer to the droppings and paw prints of otters, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Counry Corner - Listen out! Nature is all around you

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 16:00
One of my favourite sounds of spring is the cooing of eiders out on the sea, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Public urged to speak up and report hate crime

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 15:32
The public is being asked to play its part in tackling hate crime in Scotland by speaking up and reporting offences.

Gala King and Queen for Newtongrange

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:00
Pictured above are this year’s Newtongrange Gala Day King Logan Sneddon and Queen Abbie Hartington.

Midlothian employer recruits apprentices

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:00
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has started the latest round of recruitment for its successful Modern Apprenticeship programme.

Praise for new Dalkeith Museum

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 11:00
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, celebrated Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology with a recent visit to the Dalkeith Museum. Located within the Dalkeith Corn Exchange building, the museum has become an historic landmark for the city.

Claim of bullying epidemic at Newbattle High School

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 06:00
A parent at Newbattle High claims there is a bullying “epidemic” at the school and has criticised Midlothian Council for sidestepping the issue.

Midlothian Matters - A place to improve our well-being

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 16:00
If you feel low and stressed and want to do something about it, there is a new service that could not be easier to access – you just turn up, writes Jennifer Bragg.

Multi-faith celebration in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 11:00
People of many faiths met together at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Dalkeith recently to celebrate International Women’s Day.