Council and Police working together for public safety

Midlothian Council and Police Scotland are continuing to work closely with local hospitality businesses to ensure the safety of customers and staff.  Environmental Health Officers and the Police appreciate that the changing public health guidelines can be challenging for operators and also that the public have an important role to play.

Advice available

The Environmental Health Service is available to give advice to any traders seeking clarification of the Scottish Government guidance and the regulations. Any members of the public who have concerns about businesses where they think the rules are not being followed should inform the Council.  All reports will be investigated.


Safety rules and regulations for the hospitality sector can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Important role for public

Cllr Stephen Curran, Midlothian Chair of the Police & Fire Board said:
"I'm pleased to see that operators are working with our teams so that dining and drinking out is possible in the current circumstances - this goes a long way to support our local economy. The public have an equally important role to play in protecting each other. Thanks to all those helping local businesses at this challenging time by following the safety guidelines.”

Successful partnership 

Midlothian Area Commander, Chief Inspector Arron Clinkscales said:
"The continued work of Midlothian Police in partnership with Midlothian Council Environmental Health has proved invaluable, enabling local businesses to keep trading under such difficult circumstances. This is extremely important in order that we can all work together to build a sustainable future.”


8 Sep 2020