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High Street, Bonnyrigg. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

High Street, Bonnyrigg. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

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Stories from our files

1964

DALKEITH: Steps are to be taken to wind up the Dalkeith Children’s Gala Day Committee after 10 months of stalemate. There has been no gala in the burgh since 1959, but 15 months ago a new committee was elected in a bid to revive the event. However, three public meetings failed to arouse interest.

1989

BILSTON: Bilston’s regional councillor and Lothian and Borders fire brigade have reacted angrily to a spate of hoax calls in the village. Since the beginning of October the fire brigade has been called out five times to Bilston after receiving false information, on October 3, 5, 17, 18 and 19.

1999

MIDLOTHIAN: Midlothian Council has revived the practice of the civic leader of the local authority wearing a chain of office, after a 25 year gap. Provost Sam Campbell will now wear the chain, the former Midlothian County Council pendant, on civic occasions. The deputy provost will wear a lapel broach.

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