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News published December 2019

  • Landmark agreement to deliver sustainable community at Shawfair

    Published 20 Dec 2019

    Midlothian Council and the developers behind the new town of Shawfair have signed a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement which commits them to delivering a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

  • Council declares climate emergency

    Published 19 Dec 2019

    Midlothian Council has declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ with the aim of making the council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030.

  • Council to get more than £800,000 from Transport Scotland


    Published 17 Dec 2019

    Midlothian Council has secured £863,000 from Transport Scotland to help address the knock-on effect of Edinburgh’s plans to tackle air pollution by introducing a city–wide Low Emission Zone.

  • Funding approved for local groups

    Published 17 Dec 2019

    Local groups in Midlothian are set to benefit from more than £47,000 in grant funding awarded by the council for projects in 2020/21 and 2021/22.

  • Council to help secure future of Mavisbank


    Published 17 Dec 2019

    Midlothian Council is ready to step in to help secure a future for Mavisbank House – a Category A Listed ‘architectural gem’ located near Bonnyrigg.

  • Midlothian County General Election result

    Published 13 Dec 2019

    Owen Thompson, of the Scottish National Party, has regained the Midlothian County Parliamentary seat, which he lost to Labour in the 2017 General Election.

  • Partnership working is key to success

    Published 10 Dec 2019

    The keys to Scots Corner Early Learning and Childcare Centre (ELC), a joint project between the council and local battalion 2 SCOTS, were officially handed over in a special ceremony on Monday.