Community News

Queensferry Crossing will become official motorway in February

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 16:17
It has been announced that the Queensferry Crossing will officially become a motorway from next month.

Time to reminisce

Midlothian Council - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 13:47
Midlothian Libraries are reminding local residents about the ‘reminiscence groups’ which run at Danderhall, Mayfield and Newtongrange Libraries every week.

Did you go to Newbattle Community High School?

Midlothian Council - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 09:42
Two former Newbattle pupils, Helen Gilroy and Leighton Hirst are helping launch a call for memorabilia for a new exhibition.

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 08:00
There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Girl refused hospital help

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 07:31
Hospital staff refused to help a schoolgirl whose mother had collapsed on the pavement directly outside the building.

Pupils to spend a year in China

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 06:44
A trio of Lasswade High pupils will be the first from Midlothian to head to the Far East to study and live in China for a year on CISS Scholarships.

Works begins on huge expansion of Forth Douglas at Dalkeith Country Park

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 12:12
Work has officially started on the expansion of one of the region’s most-loved play destinations, Fort Douglas, at Dalkeith Country Park.

Playground set for new outdoor play equipment

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 15:07
Pupils at a local school will soon be able to enjoy long-awaited new outdoor play equipment, thanks to a £2,000 grant from CALA Homes.

SWI set to mark its centenary birthday

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 15:03
Pathhead SWI will next month become the first women’s institute in Midlothian to reach its 100th birthday.

False alarm for mountain rescue team

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 12:12
Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team were called to an incident in the Pentland Hills yesterday evening.

Further weather warning for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 09:18
Travellers are being warned of a high risk of disruption, after the Met Office upgraded its weather warning for parts of south west and central Scotland.

Business start-up open day advice

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 08:01
Business Gateway Midlothian will hold a Business Start Up Open Day on January 24 in Penicuik Library between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Halfway point for new waste plant

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 07:10
Construction of the new energy-from-waste plant at Millerhill, which will serve Edinburgh and Midlothian, has reached the halfway point.

Chapel’s record breaking year

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 07:14
Rosslyn Chapel welcomed a record breaking number of visitors in 2017, with just over 181,700 paying visitors at the attraction during the year.

‘Bank is part of the community’

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 06:57
Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie met with Royal Bank of Scotland representatives last week in the Scottish Parliament to discuss the closure of their Bonnyrigg Branch.

Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 15:39
Police Scotland is advising drivers in Midlothian to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

Teacher who shot at urinating teenagers allowed back into classroom

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 14:47
A MATHS teacher who shot an airgun at a group of teenagers who were urinating in his neighbour’s garden has been allowed back into the classroom.

Help shape learning and development opportunities in your community

Midlothian Council - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 13:52
Midlothian Council and community planning partners are looking for views on learning and development opportunities on offer in your area.

Women’s only fitness class now available

Midlothian Council - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:36
Women who want to get fit but are uncomfortable in mixed gender classes are being offered a woman only class by Midlothian Council.

Drugs arrests

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:05
Four people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following proactive enforcement activity in Midlothian.