Communities team

Contact your communities officer

Your communities officer can help you:

  • Develop your group by supporting you to identify funding and training opportunities
  • Link into similar groups in your area to share ideas and resources
  • Set up a formal group with a constitution and board
  • Understand any changes in services and policy
  • Connect with the right people in the council and other organisations in Midlothian
  • To improve your local neighbourhood
  • Link into your Community Council and neighbourhood plan

Contact by area


Tommy Goldie: tommy.goldie@midlothian.gov.uk 01968 664059

  • Penicuik
  • Howgate
  • Bilston
  • Roslin

Catherine Duns: catherine.duns@midlothian.gov.uk 0131 270 5769

  • Bonnyrigg
  • Lasswade
  • Poltonhall
  • Rosewell
  • Loanhead
  • Damhead

Paul Johnson: paul.johnson@midlothian.gov.uk 0131 270 6744

  • Mayfield/Easthouses
  • Newtongrange
  • Tynewater

Gillian Cousin: gillian.cousin@midlothian.gov.uk 0131 271 3436

  • Gorebridge
  • Moorfoot

Derek Welsh: derek.welsh@midlothian.gov.uk 0131 271 3452

  • Dalkeith
  • Danderhall
  • Eskbank
  • Newbattle