Latest media releases

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

Changes to Penicuik catchments agreed

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Changes to catchment areas of Penicuik primary schools have taken account of the views of parents, pupils, staff and residents.

Councillor Peter Boyes resigns

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Midlothian Council Leader, Councillor Owen Thompson paid tribute to one of Midlothian’s longest serving councillors, Peter Boyes, who has resigned due to ill-health.

New term, new school meals menus

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With the likes of chicken chow mein and salmon fishcakes on the new primary school meals menus, it's no wonder Midlothian Council boasts one of the highest uptakes of school meals in Scotland.

Incident over at Stobhill Depot

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An incident at Stobhill Depot is now over and both the depot and Stobhill Road in Gorebridge have been reopened.

We're all winners with this scheme

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Teenagers including Liam Dobbie (pictured) and John Collier have helped secure a better future for themselves and a Green Flag for a Midlothian park by volunteering with the council’s Ranger Service.

Are you a good neighbour?

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Midlothian Council is urging the public to be a good neighbour in a revived campaign to target bogus callers.

Love Parks Week

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We’re inviting residents to go crazy over King’s Park, value Vogrie and rush to Roslin during Love Parks Week.

Woodburn Hub Project - consultation

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Survey to gain views of local people with an interest in the Woodburn Hub project extended till 8th August 2014.

Constructing a future

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Midlothian Council is committed to improving the future prospects of young people living in the area so is always looking to offer school pupils additional learning opportunities.

Winning teams strike gold at Senior Games

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Last week’s Senior Commonwealth Games was a real hoot – with winning teams from care homes and shelter housing developments from across Midlothian.