News archive

News published March 2019

  • Council leader expresses disappointment at Gorebridge gas ruling

    Published 21 Mar 2019

    Midlothian Council Leader Derek Milligan said he is “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by yesterday’s Court of Session decision to dismiss £12 million legal claim relating to Gorebridge housing.

  • Are you a tenant or on the housing list?

    Published 20 Mar 2019

    We are considering making changes to the way we allocate council housing.

  • Heating issues resolved

    Published 19 Mar 2019

    We had been having problems with heating at Beeslack High School and Mayfield and St Luke's primaries. These issues have now been resolved.

  • Penicuik road closures

    Published 14 Mar 2019

    Midlothian Council is carrying out essential road resurfacing in Penicuik High Street, including the junction with Bridge Street and West Street. Details of road closures here.

  • Midlothian Council wins diversity award

    Published 13 Mar 2019

    Midlothian Council has won ‘Council of the Year’ in the Scottish Diversity Awards 2019.

  • Midlothian householders warned about scams

    Published 13 Mar 2019

    Midlothian Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents about a couple of scams currently operating in the area.

  • Switch off for Earth Hour

    Published 13 Mar 2019

    Midlothian Council is asking residents and businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the environment by supporting WWF‘s Earth Hour, at the end of this month.

  • Midlothian congratulated on International Women's Day

    Published 7 Mar 2019

    As we mark International Women’s Day (Friday), COSLA has formally congratulated seven councils, including Midlothian, taking part in a ground breaking pilot accreditation programme.

  • Michelle is changing lives by fostering, could you?

    Fostering short term

    Published 5 Mar 2019

    Carers like Michelle Dow often start their fostering careers by offering weekend or short term placements to a child or young person in need.

  • Funding for Bonnyrigg community event

    Published 1 Mar 2019

    Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club has been awarded £4,500 from the Scottish Government Place Standard Conversations Fund. The money will be used to run a community day at the end of March, in partnership with Midlothian Council.