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News published June 2021

  • Get Into Summer!

    Published 25 Jun 2021

    Make the most of the summer holidays and #GetIntoSummer! Thanks to a Scottish Government grant, we've been able to work with a range of local organisations and Parent Club Scotland to provide free play and outdoor experiences for kids and teens.

  • Setting the standards for waste services in Midlothian

    Published 24 Jun 2021

    A new consultation has opened asking residents to comment on the standards they expect from waste services as well as how waste and recycling should be collected in future.

  • Go further with GO e-Bike!

    Published 24 Jun 2021

    4 new e-bike hubs have been launched in Midlothian and East Lothian. And in a special launch offer, new sign-ups can access FREE rides from Thursday 24 until Sunday 27 June.

  • Vogrie Outdoor Early Learning Centre gets high rating for supporting children during pandemic

    Published 18 Jun 2021

    Vogrie Outdoor Early Learning and Childcare Centre has been rated as ‘very good’ for its support of children during the COVID-19 pandemic by the official body responsible for inspecting standards.

  • Retail, Hospitality, Leisure and Aviation rates relief

    Published 18 Jun 2021

    Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for 100% business rates relief during 2021-22.

  • Summer fun and family learning

    Published 18 Jun 2021

    It’s time for some summer fun with our Communities and Lifelong Learning family learning programme! Activities are completely free and include some sessions just for parents.

  • Residents knit thousands of woolly mice pals for new P1s

    Published 17 Jun 2021

    Midlothian Council’s early years team has welcomed an ‘infestation’ of more than 2,000 woolly mice after local people answered their call to knit and crochet pocket pals for every new primary 1 pupil.

  • Council's deposit to Croydon Council generates more than £600,000

    Published 17 Jun 2021

    A review of Midlothian Council’s treasury management or ‘cash flow’ by external auditors EY confirms that the local authority has NOT lost any money by depositing funds with Croydon Council.

  • Book now for our summer football camps

    Published 11 Jun 2021

    Five football camps will take place this summer for five to 12-year-old children at three different venues running from 10am-1pm at a cost of £50:.

  • Have your say on the future of the region’s economy in upcoming consultation

    Published 10 Jun 2021

    Residents, businesses and organisations across south east Scotland are being urged to take part in a major upcoming consultation to help shape the economic future of the region.