Community News

Dalkeith widower’s agony at wife’s road death

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 13:55
A devastated widower from Dalkeith has recalled his agony at learning an ambulance that passed him was responding to his jogger wife who was killed by a teen driver.

You can discover more about crowdfunding at Midlothian event

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 13:40
Interested in finding out more about crowdfunding? Crowdfund Scotland is running an introductory session at the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange later this month.

Penicuik project helps Callum get ‘career ready’

Midlothian Council - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:00
A final-year pupil from Beeslack High School in Penicuik has started an internship with the Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project as part of the nationwide Career Ready programme.

Road closure near Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 08:13
Midlothian motorist have been warned to be aware of a road closure near Penicuik over the coming days.

CALA Bursary boosts Midlothian projects

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 06:10
Two local organisations devoted to making a difference in their communities, are among the recipients of the annual CALA Homes Bursary, run in partnership with the Midlothian Advertiser.

Newtongrange woman proves age is no barrier to university

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 05:39
A Newtongrange woman has shown that age is no barrier when it comes to embarking on a university education.

35-year-old fined £450 for careless driving on A703 road near Peebles

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 14:00
A driver caught on a police car dashcam overtaking by crossing a solid white line has been fined £450 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Lothianburn business no longer a secret as visitor numbers tripled in a year

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:17
Visitors to The Secret Herb Garden have tripled in the last year, from 7000 to 21,000, resulting in the creation of 15 new jobs and an estimated turnover of £1.75 million.

Charity partnership for good Shawfair neighbours

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:09
Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) staff will raise funds for a neighbouring children’s charity, also based in Shawfair, over the next two years.

Temple artist shows her glass by opening her home for Fringe

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 05:33
Local artist Alison Kinnaird is set to open up her Temple home for almost a month to exhibit her glass sculptures, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Two Midlothian parks presented with Green Flag Awards

Midlothian Council - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:06
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 71 Scottish parks have been presented with a Green Flag Award in 2019 and Midlothian is home to two of them.

‘Oldest DJ’ Black Diamond FM’s Bill Prentice dies aged 96

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 06:15
Black Diamond FM volunteer Bill Prentice, believed to be the oldest DJ in the UK, sadly passed away last Thursday at the age of 96.

Waste not want not in £100 million Midlothian plan to heat new homes

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 05:47
A £100 million project which will see thousands of homes in a new town heated by a local ‘energy from waste’ site has been launched in Midlothian.

Another fun day for all ages at the Dalkeith Show

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 05:30
Dalkeith Show entertained the crowds at Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday, with farming competitions and displays for young and old to enjoy.

Midlothian crimebeat July 8-14

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 11:43
Here is your weekly local crime round-up, with crimes reported by Police Scotland for the Midlothian area from July 8-14.

Midlothian Council puts Hillend funslope plans out to tender

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 06:05
A £300,000 chance to design and build a funslope for Hillend ski centre is being offered by Midlothian Council.

Police appeal following Millerhill break-in

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:18
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft of two vehicles in Millerhill.

Midlothian North MSP calls for cap to be scrapped

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:12
Sixteen per cent of the total number of children in Midlothian could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the policy.

Funding boost for Midlothian Frailty project

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 13:37
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been announced as a recipient of a significant funding boost from the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) ‘Pathfinders’ Programme.

Free Taster Sessions at the Loanhead Centre

Midlothian Council - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:51
Come along to take part in our ‘Free Taster Sessions’. Saturday 10 August 12.30 to 2.30pm.