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News published March 2016

  • Civic reception for winning ensemble

    Published 24 Mar 2016

    More than 150 family and friends were invited to a civic reception at Lasswade High School recently to celebrate the success of the Midlothian Schools’ Percussion Ensemble.

  • Webcasting protocol agreed

    Published 22 Mar 2016

    Midlothian Council has agreed a protocol for webcasting meetings.

  • Names announced for our two new primary schools

    Published 22 Mar 2016

    Midlothian’s two new primary schools will be called Bilston Primary and Gore Glen Primary.

  • Council signs up to recycling charter

    Published 22 Mar 2016

    Midlothian Council has signed up to the Household Recycling Charter, which aims to bring more consistency to recycling services across Scotland.

  • Making sure pupils access place at local schools

    Published 22 Mar 2016

    Pupil intakes at some primary and one secondary school are to be capped in August 2016 to make sure places are available for children at one of their local schools.

  • First refugees arrive in Midlothian

    Published 21 Mar 2016

    The first Syrian refugees have arrived in Midlothian.

  • Concerns raised about Lothian Buses money for trams

    Published 21 Mar 2016

    The Chief Executive of Midlothian Council has expressed serious concerns regarding proposals to put £20 million from the publicly-owned Lothian Buses into extending Edinburgh’s tram network.

  • First Family Learning Centre opens

    Published 14 Mar 2016

    The first Family Learning Centre to support families from before their children are born right up until they start school has opened in Woodburn, Dalkeith.

  • Intervening early to tackle crime

    Published 8 Mar 2016

    By focusing resources on intervening early to tackle the causes of crime, Midlothian Council remains on target to save £250,000 by 2018.

  • New charges for home support and care

    Published 8 Mar 2016

    The maximum price per hour to be cared for and supported at home, for residents under 65 years, is going up from £9.80 to £10.28.