Dalkeith Police Station to be downgraded

A primary school closed after a Covid outbreak is to remain shut for another week as cases continue to increase.

Children and young people in Midlothian are to benefit again in 2021 from extra Scottish Government funding.

A public consultation is underway to help inform a new three-year Community Learning and Development Plan for Midlothian.

Lothian MSP, Alison Johnstone, has been elected as the Scottish Parliament’s sixth Presiding Officer.

Councillor Margot Russell has been appointed as Midlothian’s first Older People’s Champion.

An outbreak of positive Covid-19 cases at a popular beauty spot has seen the numbers in Midlothian go from just two to 33 in the space of one week.

People are being urged to return to Dalkeith town centre after a decision to reintroduce car park charges was suspended.

Midlothian MP Owen Thompson has been confirmed as the SNP Chief Whip on a permanent basis.

A Homeless Prevention Fund will be trialled by Midlothian Council offering support to people facing eviction or losing their homes.

Residents did not receive the pain medication they needed when they were dying because of “incompetent” nursing staff.

This View has been written by Dominic Ashmole, the Scottish Green Party's candidate in the Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale constituency.

Communities will take part in 10 consultations over the future of their schools in the next three years.