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News published February 2023

  • St Mary's opening well worth the wait!

    Published 27 Feb 2023

    St Mary’s RC Primary School in Bonnyrigg finally enjoyed its official opening and Mass on Friday almost three years after it first threw open its doors.

  • Easthouses Primary School catchment consultation launched

    Easthouses Primary 1

    Published 27 Feb 2023

    Midlothian Council wants to hear your views on plans for the new Easthouses Primary school and its catchment area, to be built on the site of the old Newbattle High School.

  • Extra funding for crisis grants in Midlothian

    Published 24 Feb 2023

    Midlothian’s share of the Scottish Welfare Fund has received a boost with news that Midlothian Council is to top it up by £100,000 to help meet the growing demand resulting from the cost of living crisis. The extra money will come from protected funding the council has been awarded to support low income households.

  • Midlothian Games is well worth the wait

    Published 22 Feb 2023

    The Steiner Philosophers beat off stiff competition from teams of athletes including Stray Cats and Upmo at the first Midlothian LD Games for adults with additional support needs since the pandemic.

  • Penicuik High School aiming for LGBT charter status

    Published 22 Feb 2023

    Penicuik High is aiming to be among the first schools in Midlothian to be awarded the LGBT charter from the charity, LGBT Youth Scotland. 

  • Councillors approve rent rise

    Published 22 Feb 2023

    Rents for council homes are to go up by 4.8% from 1 April, the first increase in three years.

  • Money worries? Find out about the benefits available from Social Security Scotland

    Published 22 Feb 2023

    Money worries? Find out about the benefits available from Social Security Scotland

  • Councillors approve savings

    Published 21 Feb 2023

    Councillors have agreed to continue to invest in the instrumental music service, to keep P4 swimming lessons and continue funding the Police Scotland Midlothian Community Action Team.

  • Local projects benefit from Shared Prosperity funding

    Published 21 Feb 2023

    A total of 17 projects in Midlothian are set to benefit from over £2 million in funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Help staying warm and well this winter

    Published 14 Feb 2023

    With the cold winter weather and the cost of living crisis still hitting households hard, Midlothian residents are being reminded that the warm and well hubs are still operating at Lasswade and Newbattle libraries.