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Newbattle Church (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

Newbattle Church (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

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Stories from our files

1966

PENICUIK: Penicuik’s gala celebrations planned for next weekend will go on but will be run on a reduced scale compared with former years. The crowning of the Gala Queen will take place in the public park but with a smaller stage setting due to costs.

1991

ROSEWELL: Penicuik and Dalkeith firemen encountered an unexpected hazard when tackling a blaze near Rosewell. The firefighters were hindered in their efforts by a swarm of agitated bees forced from their hives.

2006

ROSLIN: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has donated a signed copy of his The Da Vinci Code book to Macmillan Cancer Support. Hanks used the book whilst filming the newly-released movie at Rosslyn Chapel last year.

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