Remember When

Roslin West End. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies
Roslin West End. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

Stories from our files

1965

DALKEITH: Two Dalkeith boys, both members of the 16th Midlothian Scout Troop, were presented with the coveted Queen’s Scout certificate by the County Commissioner Hamish Tait. The two - John Jack of Gibraltar Gardens, and Lachlan Macintosh of St Nicholas Manse - are believed to be the first holders of this award in the town, and certainly in their troop.

1975

LOANHEAD: Time is running out for the yes or no decision to decide the future of ASDA’s planned superstore in Loanhead - and ASDA spokesmen are furious at the delay. The planning committee has two weeks to reach a decision.

1990

NEWTONGRANGE: The Scottish Mining Museum is considering a £5.2m development plan which would transform the Lady Victoria Colliery into one of Scotland’s leading visitor attractions.

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