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Fishing – evening sessions by popular demand at Glencorse

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Glencorse anglers have been urging owner Bill Taylor to start evening sessions and he has agreed. They are due to start from Tuesday, July 6 and are scheduled to run until mid-September.Taylor said: "I...

Fishing – Rosebery comes out of cold storage to open for angling

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Rosebery Reservoir was frozen for the first time in ten years four weeks ago but the popular fishery opens to anglers for the season on Thursday (April 8).The water level, which caused a delay...

Older people urged to check available benefits

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Owen Thompson MP has said that people over pension age would be well advised to check that they are claiming all the grants, benefits and allowances which they qualify for.Mr Thompson advised people...

Greenlight, a mix of two cultures claims Scots-born Matt

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Lothians- born singer/songwriter Matt Cairns has released his first EP which is a mix of two cultures, half American and with one foot firmly planted in his native Scotland.Matt was born in Edinburgh and...

Coronavirus – reviews in East Lothian and Midlothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterEast Lothian is moving back up to Level 3 coronavirus restrictions from Friday after the number of positive Covid-19 cases soared.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that case rates in the...

Entrepreneurs launch third company with support from Business Gateway Midlothian

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Ross and Kristen Hunter, founders of a couple of success stories already, have founded a third business over the summer.The entrepreneurs are behind the award-winning luxury glamping pod company, Armadilla as well as...

Lifeline Universal Credit must not be cut

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Owen Thompson MP has called for the £20 per week rise in Universal Credit to be made permanent to help protect from poverty, and build recovery, as lockdown restrictions remain.Speaking during questions to the...

New food bank and hub opened in Penicuik

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Founder and Project Leader Mark Wells welcomed a small number of visitors, all adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions, to new Community Hub premises at 42 John Street Penicuik. It was a time for celebration as...

Reflections of Scotland art competition – closing date on Monday

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Entries for a national art competition and exhibition which aims to provide a record of the Covid-19 lockdown for generations to come must be submitted by Monday 14 September 2020.Great Tapestry of Scotland Centre...

False alarm callouts for fire service increase in Midlothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterThe number of false alarms firefighters were called to in Midlothian over the last year was the highest for five years.A report by area commander, Stephen Gourlay from...

Fishing – encouraging interest in re-opened and well-stocked Rosebery Reservoir

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Rosebery Reservoir is described as a rural idyll which offers excellent fishing. Work has been underway recently which meant closure and there has been a significant lowering of the water to feed the South...

Fishing – Rosebery re-opening delayed

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Popular Rosebery Reservoir was due to re-open for the season on Saturday, August 1, after essential work by Scottish Water.The 52-acre water near Carrington in Midlothian was sold-out for opening day but Dave Picken,...

‘Human waste stench’ angers Newbattle locals

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Scottish Water say an overflow near Newbattle late last week happened during heavy rainfall.Locals had earlier complained on social media and one wrote that the smell was the "unmistakable stench of human waste."The incident...

Bonnie Badger venue for Chamber festive lunch

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber host their annual Christmas lunch this year in the award-winning hotel and restaurant called Bonnie Badger in Gullane. Chamber chief George Archibald said the event is an ideal opportunity to...

Cala’s showhome at Belwood Oaks to open early

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In the coming weeks an upmarket homebuilder will launch a semi-rural development in Midlothian of 75 homes.CALA Homes (East) is on track to launch its Belwood Oaks development from a temporary sales...

Fishing – grayling permits now available

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Permits for grayling fishing on the popular Esk at Musselburgh are available and cost £15.The season runs from December 26 to March 14 with fishing permitted from Wednesday to Monday, Tuesday is a non-fishing...

Midlothian aiming to retain Walking Football Scottish Cup

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Midlothian are aiming to retain the prestigious Walking Football Scottish Cup at the Glasgow Green Football Centre on Saturday June 23rd.The squad won the tournament last year, beating Gretna in the final with 85-year-old goalkeeper...

Beverage company gearing up for expansion

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A leading home-delivery tea and coffee company have converted an old Midlothian sawmill to expand its doorstep service.Ringtons have relocated its Edinburgh sales office to a new site in Dalhousie Business Park in Bonnyrigg.The...

Penicuik BID dominates inaugural business breakfast

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Penicuik’s next business breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at The Craigie (7.30am to 8.50am).The inaugural meeting in The Craigie was dominated by a discussion on Penicuik First.That is the name of...

Culture Secretary announces backing for the Scottish Clan Fund

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Eleven community events involving nine local authorities across Scotland will get funding of £48,000 this year. The money will support local events designed to encourage international visitors, and follows a similar level of funding...

City Region Deal will be on the table later today – for signing!

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The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damien Green, will be visiting Edinburgh today to assist with signing off the City Region Deal which once promised £1 billion of inward...

Restaurant keeps links with the past

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The Paper Mill, 2-4 West Mill Road, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1LX (t: 0131 663 1412)The area has a history of papermaking with the Esk Valley once home to a number of mills which gained...

Smart technology research project looking for volunteers

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Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home.They have recently extended the project to all of Edinburgh and...

Congratulations to Midlothian: Scottish Walking Football Festival 2017 champions

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Huge congratulations to Midlothian who yesterday won the Scottish Walking Football Festival, the equivalent of the sport's Scottish Cup, at Glasgow Green Sports Centre.Two years ago, Midlothian were knocked out on penalties in the semi-final...

VisitScotland makes Midlothian promotional film

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A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by the national tourism organisation in partnership with Midlothian Council and Midlothian Tourism Forum.Produced by VisitScotland, in collaboration...

Celebrating Midlothian’s Heritage in May

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Over 35 events are scheduled to take place in Midlothian’s first ‘Heritage Week’, taking place between 1 and 7 May.Organised by Midlothian Tourism Forum and Midlothian Council, Midlothian Heritage Week is part of Scotland’s Year of...

Midlothian win first ‘Live Borders’ Walking Football tournament

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Walking Footballers from across the Borders and Midlothian took part in the first of a series of Tournaments organised by Live Borders at the Queens Centre Galashiels yesterday. .The competition was won by the...

Bus service changes announced

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From 13 November there will be changes to the routes followed by services 39 and 40. Lothian Buses say that this has been approved by Midlothian and East Lothian Council, and it will mean that...

Route 61 – take the quiet route

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Councillors from Edinburgh and Midlothian met up at Gilmerton today to inspect the new £1.9 million quiet route for cycling and walking which goes from Gilmerton to Roslin.Route 61 is a quiet route crossing the...

Montrose crowned Scottish Walking Football Champions at Spartans’ Festival

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Montrose Walking Football Club was crowned Scottish Walking Football Champions at the National Festival on Sunday 19 June at Spartans Community Football Academy in Edinburgh after a narrow 1-0 victory over local side Midlothian...

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