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News published October 2023

  • Burnbrae Primary School cycling to success

    Published 31 Oct 2023

    Burnbrae Primary School in Bonnyrigg has been selected as runner up for the Cycling Scotland Bikeability School of the Year award.

  • Council makes literacy software free for families

    Published 30 Oct 2023

    Families across Midlothian will be able to download literacy support software to their own devices for free, thanks to a world-first partnership between Midlothian Council and supplier Texthelp.

  • New partnership agreement signed with sportscotland

    Published 16 Oct 2023

    Midlothian Council has signed a new four-year partnership agreement with sportscotland that will see more than £1.45 million invested in supporting our communities to be more active.

  • Councillors approve two senior appointments

    Published 10 Oct 2023

    Councillors have approved the permanent appointments of two senior council officers at today's full Council meeting.

  • Parents to be consulted on free school transport

    Published 10 Oct 2023

    Parents and carers will be consulted about Midlothian Council’s proposal to change the mileage limit for free school transport for secondary school pupils. 

  • Councillors note City Deal annual report

    Published 10 Oct 2023

    Five years after it was signed, the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal has helped 15,000 people secure employment, and improved the skills and knowledge of over 103,000 citizens.

  • Population figures prompt calls for more funding

    Published 10 Oct 2023

    Councillors have renewed calls for more government funding after census data released in September confirmed Midlothian continues to be the fastest growing population in Scotland.

  • Easthouses Primary takes shape

    Published 6 Oct 2023

    With the steel framework just about completed, the new Easthouses Primary is on schedule to be open by August 2024. 

  • Waste amnesty bookings open on Friday 6 October

    Published 2 Oct 2023

    Local residents in some areas of Midlothian will be able to book a free collection of flammable items such as furniture, carpets and mattresses. 

  • Council relaunches its warm and well hubs

    Published 2 Oct 2023

    As Challenge Poverty Weeks gets underway today (Monday 2 October), we have re-launched four warm and well hubs across the county to provide support with the cost-of-living crisis.