Midlothian Conservative Councillors elect their Group Leader

A garage lock-up at the back of a house in Penicuik is to be turned into a beauty salon.

Lorna Slater, Scottish Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lothian MSP and Scottish Greens co-leader writes her monthly column for Midlothian View.

A small care home has been ordered to redecorate or find new premises after inspectors raised concerns over ‘tired decor’ and design.

A couple who wanted to put a boundary fence around their garden were told they could not because it gave pedestrians a safe place to escape vehicles on the road.

A new administration is to lead Scottish Borders Council forward after a coalition was formed in the wake of last week’s local elections.

The launch of a survey into parking in West Lothian has shown just how strong feelings on the subject are.

Edinburgh’s Labour group is awaiting a decision from party chiefs on whether to form another council coalition with the SNP.

The political future of Scottish Borders Council hangs in the balance as talks are launched this week in a bid to form a new administration.

A nursing home which closed after care chiefs suspended its licence following a shocking inspection report is to be turned into housing.

People who live and work in Midlothian are being asked to help set out a new vision for Dalkeith town centre.

Midlothian SNP have agreed the positions of Group Leader and Deputy.

The SNP are set to take control of Midlothian Council after returning as the biggest party in the elections.

The local council elections take place tomorrow, Thursday 5th May.

Bus services in Berwickshire were revolutionised this week with the launch of a new rural service.

A mum of two from Dalkeith who is facing the onset of Huntington’s disease is speaking out to build greater understanding about the incurable and devastating condition.

Fears that Ukrainian families who have fled to East Lothian could end up on the council’s homeless list have been raised by officials.

Councillors in Midlothian gave more than £500,000 to community projects after being allocated personal funds during the pandemic.

Nicola Sturgeon has suggested a deal with the Greens could be the way forward in Edinburgh if the SNP are returned as the largest party.

Edinburgh residents who drive into Midlothian should be charged in ‘retaliation’ for any congestion charge introduce by the city’s council, candidates for the local elections have been told.

Last night the Midlothian East candidates took part in a hustings organised by the Eskbank & Newbattle Community Council and Midlothian View.

Sharing a border with neighbouring East Lothian, Midlothian East has a large rural population and concerns about new housing developments in the countryside are never far from people’s minds.

A water-logged football pitch and mystery surrounding the location of a new secondary school have dominated the news in this ward over the last year.

Water-based deaths increased in 2021 from previous year, reports Water Incident Database.

View written by Bill Kerr-Smith, the Green Party candidate in the Midlothian East Ward.