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Council to mark Merchant Navy Day

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Midlothian Council will commemorate Merchant Navy Day on Thursday 3 September by flying the Red Ensign flag from Midlothian House.

A walk into the past

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Looking for a walk that’s a little bit different?

Scrumptious school meals

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A total of 89% of primary 1 to primary three pupils in Midlothian have taken up their entitlement to free school meals since the measure was introduced across Scotland in January 2015.

Chorus and Jazz Band join forces for Midfest

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The Rolling Hills Chorus and Beeslack Community High School Jazz Band will join forces for a special performance on Tuesday September 8 as part of Midfest 2015.

Doors are opening across Midlothian

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Historic houses and churches, industrial heritages sites, a lost garden, and a wildlife information centre are just some of the fascinating venues open to the public as part of this year’s Midlothian Doors Open Day.

Green homes open their doors

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Green Home Energy Week is a week-long event, showcasing energy efficient homes.

Queen to visit Newtongrange on 9 September

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Hundreds of school children and local residents are expected to welcome The Queen to Newtongrange on Wednesday 9 September when Her Majesty unveils a plaque at the new Borders Railway station.

Americana band Flagstaff play Midfest

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Americana-style band Flagstaff bring a night of country, roots and Southern rock music to this year’s Midfest festival, hotfoot from their sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Final countdown for Battle of the Bands

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The four finalists in this year’s Midlothian ‘Battle of the Bands’ will play it out for top place at Woodburn Miners’ Club on Friday 4 September.

Celebrate the Borders Railway opening at Eskbank

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Young singing sensations, Little Voices, Big Stars are among the line up performing at the free community event at Edinburgh College to celebrate the opening of the Borders Railway Eskbank Station.

Countdown to Borders Railway opening events

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With just days to go until the biggest rail project in a century opens to the public, Midlothian Council’s Chief Executive Kenneth Lawrie urged local residents to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Fancy a new hobby or skill?

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Do you want to learn a new skill, improve your qualifications or just take up a new hobby? Then sign up now for Midlothian Council’s 2015 Adult Learning Programme.

Students return to school with straight As

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A huge well done to Eilidh Cameron, Lewis Cowie, Emma Dudley, Aidan Gallagher, Mhairi Kristoffersen and Calum Marshall who returned to Dalkeith High School this week each with five straight A Highers.

Special Borders Railway role for Eden

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Golden tickets winners Eden Mcleod and her mum Stacey have more reason that most of us to be looking forward to their special Borders Railway train trips.

Interested in joining the Children’s Panel?

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The Children's Hearing Service is 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?

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership

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The integration of health and social care in Midlothian comes a step closer this week when the Midlothian Integration Joint Board formally meets for the first time (Thursday August 20).

Sign up the family to 'Walk the Line'

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Grab your gran and get your mum moving, Midlothian Council is inviting families, friends and neighbours to don sturdy boots to Walk the Line on Saturday 26 September.

Clarifying teaching hours

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Councillor Bob Constable, the cabinet member for education, welcomed back pupils and staff to school and took the opportunity to clarify recent reports about teaching hours in Midlothian.