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Lothianbridge, near Newtongrange. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

Lothianbridge, near Newtongrange. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

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1966

MIDLOTHIAN: A proposal to run a farm institute is being considered by Midlothian County Council. The object is to start a residential farm in Midlothian to provide further education for young workers in the agricultural industry in the Lothians. The institute would cost an estimated £225,000 to establish.

1991

NEWTONGRANGE: A Midlothian councillor has asked that an old railway track between a new housing scheme and the local village be filled in. At last week’s planning committee meeting, Councillor Jim Green called on action to be taken before residential development at Murderdean Road goes ahead.

2006

LOANHEAD: Loanhead residents have hit out at plans to build houses and sports facilities on an area of community parkland. Trees were planted on Sunday at Burghlee Park, which developers want to turn into a housing estate.

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