Necklace of Days

Petrol station owners have been dealt a double blow after they were refused permission for a drive-thru coffee shop and ordered to cut their grass at the same time.

McDonald’s has lost its fight to open a drive-thru in Musselburgh after an appeal to Scottish Ministers was thrown out.

Every Member of the Scottish Parliament is being asked to nominate one of their constituents.

Concerns for the safety of women over plans for outside tables at a Loanhead restaurant have been dismissed by officials but permission was still denied.

A bid to bring wild salmon back to a stretch of river made famous by hit show Outlander is moving forward.

A ban on fans in Scottish care homes has been reversed by public health officials in Scotland after providers challenged an order to remove them from rooms during a heatwave.

"Many of the factors which contribute to poor health and health inequalities such as housing education, work and income, are the same as those which contribute to the risk of offending, reoffending and becoming a victim of crime."

It has been announced that The Tour of Britain cycle race will come through Pathhead, Dalkeith, Eskbank and Lasswade as part of one of two Scottish stages that will round out the weeklong Tour.

Ombudsman's report confirms failings in the way the UK Government communicated about the State Pension age rise.

Colin Beattie MSP, Midlothian North & Musselburgh, writes his monthly column for Midlothian View.

Midlothian Council held a meeting in private to decide on a new location for the long awaited replacement for Beeslack High School.

A Midlothian distillery will be able to produce five times more gin than it currently can after being given the go ahead to expand.