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News published November 2018

  • Are you shopping for presents online?

    Published 27 Nov 2018

    National Consumer Week this year, which is running until 2 December, is focusing on shopping through online marketplaces

  • Funding boost for Borders Railway tourism businesses

    Published 26 Nov 2018

    An action group set up to develop the tourism industry in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders has secured a £300,000 funding boost to continue benefitting businesses in both areas.

  • A Midlothian couple's adoption journey

    Stock image of adoption couple

    Published 16 Nov 2018

    To highlight National Adoption Week, which runs from Monday 19 November until Sunday 25 November, we spoke to Midlothian couple Jane and Brian.

  • New play area in Loanhead


    Published 16 Nov 2018

    Paradykes pupils agreed the new play area on the site of the old school is the “best park ever” when they came along to help with the official opening.

  • World War 1 painting unveiled


    Published 15 Nov 2018

    An oil painting depicting the horrors of war by the local arts organisation, Dalkeith Arts, was unveiled at a special ceremony in Midlothian Council Chambers on Tuesday.

  • Could you offer a home to a child like Owen?


    Published 15 Nov 2018

    Midlothian Council is launching a new campaign during National Adoption Week to encourage local people to consider offering a child a ‘forever home’.

  • Council Approves Housing Plan

    Published 13 Nov 2018

    Midlothian Council has approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2019/20 – 2023/24.

  • Council to host inequality discussions

    Published 13 Nov 2018

    Midlothian Council is to host a series of group discussions around gender inequality.

  • Support for those breastfeeding

    Published 13 Nov 2018

    Councillors noted the good work and continued support the council gives to employees and wider community who are breastfeeding.

  • All pulling together this winter

    Fushiebridge gritters

    Published 12 Nov 2018

    With more than 3,000 tons of salt stored, 32 vehicles and plant primed and 39 core staff ready to roll, we’re geared up to take on whatever the weather throws at us this winter.