Latest media releases

Sparky career ahead for young apprentice

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A young apprentice electrician with the council’s street lighting team at Fushiebridge – was recently awarded 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year.

Winning garden is blooming great

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A couple from Bonnyrigg have scooped the ‘best overall garden’ in our annual competition for council tenants.

Care agency praise for our service

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A follow up inspection of Midlothian Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service has found the service has made significant improvements in just four months.

Council agrees Ironmills steps repairs

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The council has agreed to spend around £58,000 in total to tackle the continued landslip problems affecting the steps at Ironmills Park in Dalkeith.

Licensing forum seeks new members

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Are you interested in preventing crime and disorder, securing public safety and improving public health and keeping children safe from harm?

10 October deadline for grant applications

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If you are a voluntary organisation or charity that either already gets a Midlothian Council grant or would benefit from one, then you’ve got until 10 October to apply.

Walk the Line embraces Commonwealth spirit

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This year's Walk the Line event will embrace the spirit of the Commonwealth Games when baton bearer David Hamilton leads the 'pack' when it sets off from Penicuik.

Boosting opportunities for teenagers

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Over 400 lucky school pupils from Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders, including 89 young people from Midlothian secured their place on a pioneering academy project.

Get ready for Doors Open Day

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A ruined Palladian mansion, a lost garden, the Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) and the chance to learn about family history at churches are some of the events on offer at Doors Open Day.

Further warning about bogus callers

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Trading Standards officers have issued another warning to the public to be vigilant against continuing bogus telephone calls from potential fraudsters.

Interested in joining the Children’s Panel?

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We are currently recruiting for panel members in Midlothian. Would you be able to volunteer some time to help vulnerable children and young people in your community?

Would you benefit from a grant?

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If you are a voluntary organisation or charity that either already gets a Midlothian Council grant or would benefit from one, then come along to one of its special briefing events.

Older people invited to give their views

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Older people in Midlothian are invited to a special event at Cowan Court in Penicuik on Friday 15 August to give their views on what should be done to help our ageing population in Scotland.

Working with families more effectively

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Midlothian Council is making changes to the way it works with children and their families to give them more say in the type of support they may need and to make sure resources are targeted as effectiv