Christine Grahame on new FM: “To me these are not good decisions but we shall see”

Lorna Slater, Scottish Greens co-leader writes an extra column for Midlothian View about the new First Minister.

Charges for school meals, allotments, planning applications and hiring sports facilities in Edinburgh are all set to rise.

A collection of trees placed under a temporary protection order were described as ‘rather scruffy’ by a local councillor.

Midlothian MP, Owen Thompson, writes his monthly column for Midlothian View.

Plans to build 395 new houses on the edge of a Midlothian village have been improved.

Local people can enjoy watching wildlife thrive in a new pond beside the Dalkeith to Penicuik cycle path at Rosewell.

Residents in care homes for older adults started receiving their spring booster on Monday.

The election of Humza Yousaf as the new SNP leader was today welcomed by the group’s East Lothian and Midlothian politicians.

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.

Health board members in East Lothian have rejected a reduced council funding offer.

The report highlights key failings exposed throughout the Committee’s scrutiny of the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report New Vessels for the Clyde and Hebrides.

East Lothian’s main theatre venue has been closed after safety concerns were raised over its roof.

Midlothian’s depute provost has resigned from his post to take a role as health spokesperson within the SNP administration.

Parking fines in Midlothian will go up to £100 from April.

Midlothian Council has agreed to use its compulsory purchase powers to help secure a future for Mavisbank House.

Protesters gathered outside Midlothian Council headquarters today amid claims cuts to services for some of the most vulnerable could cost lives.

This View has been written by Foysol Choudhury Labour MSP for the Lothian Region.

This means the authority now only has the capacity to build 2,400 council-owned social rent homes in the next decade.

A controversial parking ban at a popular reservoir during the summer season will be brought back for a second year from next month.

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

On Tuesday the full council meeting is set to agree the new fees and charges which will be applicable from April of this Year.

An emergency fund to help local galas pay for this year’s events is set to be launched as Midlothian Council looks to increase licence costs by up to 100 per cent.

In a watershed moment for the industry, forty-five independent titles including Midlothian View have signed up to the Google News Showcase.

Health chiefs were today asked to reject a funding offer from Midlothian Council.