Latest media releases

Extra money for children and adult care

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Midlothian Council will commit an additional £3 million to make sure local children get the best start in life in 2015/16 and has earmarked an extra £4 million over three years to care for adults.

Plans for new recycling centre abandoned

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A proposal to open a new recycling centre off Eastfield Farm Road in Penicuik has been abandoned in the wake of concerns raised by local residents and Strathesk Primary School.

Family Get Going to fitness

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When blood tests ruled out any illness as causing young Nic Thompson’s moderate weight gain, the doctor had a surprise prescription for the whole family.

Council to set up family centres

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Support centres will work with families from before their children are born right up until they start school under new plans approved today (Tuesday 16 December) by Midlothian Council.

Grants for community groups

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A total of 173 community groups and charities will share grants totalling more than £2.5 million over the next three years.

An end to music tuition fees

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Midlothian Council is to end charging for instrumental music tuition for all pupils the summer of 2016.

A positive future for more Midlothian pupils

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The percentage of young people in Midlothian leaving school and going on to a positive destination such as further education or a job is up almost 5% on last year.

Fancy a new career in 2015?

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If you fancy a change of ‘career’ in 2015 then Midlothian Council is urging you get in touch.

Help keep Midlothian moving

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With the first snow and ice of the year on the roads and pavements, Midlothian Council is reminding residents gritters are out round-the-clock clearing priority routes to schools and hospitals.

Positive inspection for Midlothian school

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Penicuik’s Cornbank St James Primary School latest inspection reports states that well-behaved and motivated children who are keen to learn is a key strength.

Celebrate Midlothian 2014 winners revealed

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Midlothian Council employees who have exceeded expectations and who provide great services, have been acknowledged at the third annual Celebrate Midlothian Awards ceremony.

Grants awards - decisions soon

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A total of 173 community groups and charities could be in line for a share of grants totalling more than £3.6 million over the next three years.

Apprentice of the Year for our Marc!

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Our roads team at Fushiebridge is celebrating after one of its youngest members scooped an Apprentice of the Year award.

Rising to the free school meals challenge!

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Already boasting one of the highest uptakes of school meals on mainland Scotland, our catering teams are ready to introduce the new free school meals service for P1s to P3s starting in January.

Jobs boost for Midlothian

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The Midlothian economy has received a welcome boost, as figures reveal that jobs are on the increase.

Drivers reminded of new lower drink drive limit

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Midlothian Council is supporting a nationwide campaign to remind drivers of the new lower drink drive limit in Scotland and share advice on how to stay safe this festive period.

Take Jim's winter advice

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With 26 winters with Midlothian Council under his belt, Jim Steedman is a wealth of information about how local people can help us keep the county moving in severe weather.

By-election winner announced

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Midlothian has a new councillor following a by-election for electoral ward 5 – Midlothian East.