News archive

News published June 2022

  • Redesigned school to be built on old Newbattle High site

    Easthouses Primary CGI

    Published 29 Jun 2022

    A new, redesigned Easthouses Primary School will be built on the site of the old Newbattle High School.

  • Beeslack replacement site announced

    beeslack replacement site Easter bush

    Published 28 Jun 2022

    Midlothian Council has announced plans to build a replacement for Beeslack Community High School within the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus.

  • Public to be consulted about road safety

    Published 28 Jun 2022

    Midlothian Council will be asking the public about improving road safety including introducing 20mph speed limits in towns and villages.

  • Merger approved for local community councils

    Published 28 Jun 2022

    Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Community Council and Poltonhall and Hopefield Community Council are to formally merge, at their own request, following a decision taken at a special meeting of Midlothian Council today (Tuesday 28 June).

  • Council to set up cost of living taskforce

    Published 28 Jun 2022

    A cost of living crisis taskforce is being set up in Midlothian “as a matter of urgency”.

  • Single Midlothian Plan published

    Published 28 Jun 2022

    An annual plan has been published, setting out the outcomes local services are expected to deliver for local people in Midlothian.

  • New play equipment in Dalkeith

    Published 24 Jun 2022

    Children across the county, including Sofia and Leonardo pictured, have even more reason to visit King’s Park in Dalkeith thanks to a new 5 metre high space net in the play area. 

  • Closure of leisure centre spas

    Published 17 Jun 2022

    As a result of the current international situation, we are currently experiencing supply chain and distribution issues for chlorine. Regrettably, we have had to take the decision to close our spas from Saturday 18 June until further notice. 

  • Avian flu advice

    Published 17 Jun 2022

    There have been a number of occurrences of dead seabirds and waterfowl being found on neighbouring coastlines and elsewhere in Scotland. The following precautions are advisable when out and about.

  • Visit the Vogrie Wonderland Story and Book Festival

    Published 17 Jun 2022

    Something exciting is coming to Vogrie Country Park on Saturday 23 July! Wonderland Story & Book Festival by The Book Whisperers is Midlothian's new free family festival.