News archive

News published October 2019

  • Do you have a few hours to spare?

    Published 29 Oct 2019

    If you’ve got a few hours to spare once a month and you’d like to help maintain one of our most valued walk and cycle ways in Midlothian then get in touch.

  • New senior appointments announced

    Published 22 Oct 2019

    Midlothian councillors have approved the appointments of Kevin Anderson and Fiona Robertson as the new Executive Directors of Place and Children, Young People and Partnerships respectively.

  • Statement on peat extraction at Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik

    Published 11 Oct 2019

    Midlothian Council has issued the following statement to clarify the position on recent media reports on a planning application relating to land at Auchencorth Moss, Springfield Road, Penicuik.

  • Changing lives for the better

    Published 4 Oct 2019

    Seventy families, 170 children and 52 children under five years-of-age took part in a successful programme of sport, food and fun at Newbattle over the summer, in a ground-breaking initiative to tackle poverty, raise attainment and improve the lives of local people.

  • Tackling child poverty in Midlothian

    Published 2 Oct 2019

    A partnership approach to tackling local child poverty has been set out in a report jointly produced by Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian.

  • Primary school communities have their say on the ‘cost of the school day’

    Published 1 Oct 2019

    An innovative Midlothian project, aimed at reducing the disadvantage poorer families experience in meeting the cost of the school day, has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.

  • Seven projects get town centre funding

    St John's and King's Park

    Published 1 Oct 2019

    Seven projects successfully bid for a share of Midlothian’s £910,000 of Scottish Government’s Town Centre Capital Fund.

  • New opening hours for Midlothian Libraries

    Published 1 Oct 2019

    Midlothian Libraries have introduced new opening hours.

  • Milestone in Mayfield regeneration

    Mayfield Centre

    Published 1 Oct 2019

    The regeneration of the centre of Mayfield has reached an important milestone with the appointment of a masterplan consultant.

  • Further savings approved

    Published 1 Oct 2019

    Midlothian Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed further savings to help balance budgets.