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Campaigners fight to save Midlothian Farm

Scottish farmer and his family face eviction for what campaigners say is a Trojan Horse development on prime agricultural land.


Midlothian Council Tax to rise but be spent outside the county

Midlothian Council report that the majority of planned Midlothian Council Tax increases will not be spent in Midlothian but in other ares of the country due to the Scottish Government proposals of where the increased money should be spent.


Calls for the Provost to resign

Labour call for councillor Joe Wallace to resign after he described Armed Services Veterans as drug addicts and alcoholics and questioned the right for some of them to be referred to as Veterans.


Watch democracy in action with Midlothian’s new webcasts

An enthusiastic group of future voters joined Council Leader, Councillor Catherine Johnstone to launch the council’s new webcast service.


Retreat, determination and determination

Christine Grahame, MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale and Deputy Presiding Officer, writes her monthly column for Midlothian View.



Sport

Bike hire starts at Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park has teamed up with Midlothian's Criterium Cycles in offering a fantastic new bike hire facility at the park.


Kick off for work on the new 3G pitch at Beeslack

Midlothian Council ‘kicked off’ work on a new 3G football pitch for the Penicuik community with a special sod cutting ceremony.


Sixth annual Senior Games in Midlothian

The sixth annual Senior Games in Midlothian took place recently and proved to be another inspiring success story involving participants from care homes across the county.


New 3G Football Pitch at Beeslack

Midlothian Council is making steady progress with its plans for a new 3G football pitch for the Penicuik community at Beeslack High School.


Walking Rugby Launched in Midlothian

After the success of Walking Football for the over-50s Walking Rugby is launched


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Features

Edinburgh Foodies

Edinburgh Foodies Festival Competition

Win a pair of tickets to the Edinburgh Foodies Festival.
 
Bunting, Buns and the Best of Scottish Food and Drink as Foodies Festival Returns to Edinburgh 5th to 7th August

Please Consider Fostering Midlothian Headline

Please consider fostering like Emma and David

Every 20 minutes a child in the United Kingdom comes into the care system and needs a foster family. Thank goodness for people like David Murphy and his wife, Emma.

Rosewell Development Trust Ceilidh Heading

Rosewell Development Trust Ceilidh

Rosewell Development Trust are working hard for the community of Rosewell. Read about the trust and their fund raising Ceilidh.

Black Diamond FM

Black Diamond FM success backed by OFCOM

Midlothian's Radio Station Black Diamond 107.8 FM is now into its eight year of operation and as a measure of its success it has been invited by OFCOM to apply for a five year extension to the community radio licence it holds.



People

Tony Breslin Breslin Public Policy Headline

So, what is great leadership?

Some thoughts on Leadership by Tony Breslin, inspired by the Windsor Leadership Trust

Loch Skeen

Photo of the Week

Photograph of Loch Skeen at the top of Grey Mares Tail

Keith Mack

Keith

Where does your name come from? In what ways has it shaped you? Do you think it makes a difference anyway?

Longniddry

Down by the Sea

Photos from Longniddry Bents



Politics

power station film studio headline

Campaigners fight to save Midlothian Farm

Scottish farmer and his family face eviction for what campaigners say is a Trojan Horse development on prime agricultural land.

Midlothian Council Fairfield House

Midlothian Council Tax to rise but be spent outside the county

Midlothian Council report that the majority of planned Midlothian Council Tax increases will not be spent in Midlothian but in other ares of the country due to the Scottish Government proposals of where the increased money should be spent.

Joe Wallace Midlothian Provost

Calls for the Provost to resign

Labour call for councillor Joe Wallace to resign after he described Armed Services Veterans as drug addicts and alcoholics and questioned the right for some of them to be referred to as Veterans.

Webcasting Midlothian Headline

Watch democracy in action with Midlothian’s new webcasts

An enthusiastic group of future voters joined Council Leader, Councillor Catherine Johnstone to launch the council’s new webcast service.


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