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Borthwick Road, Middleton (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

Borthwick Road, Middleton (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

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Stories from our files

1966

BONNYRIGG: Rank Social Club, Leith, held their annual children’s outing to Bonnyrigg when 180 children and adults enjoyed games and races in King George V Park. One lady got stuck on the chute and volunteers pushed and pulled until she was ultimately freed to the cheers of the onlookers.

1991

PENICUIK: The future of Penicuik Athletic Junior Football Club is hanging in the balance. Club officials have called for a meeting with Midlothian district councillors in a “last-ditch” effort” to secure new facilities for next season. The club’s lease for its Eastfield Park ground expires in June and Wm Low has already lodged a planning application to build a supermarket on the site.

2006

STRAITON: The gamble to make Midlothian the home of Britain’s only super casino has failed. Last week the Casino Advisory Panel announced the shortlist of eight successful proposals for the regional casino and 31 for the small and large-scale casinos with Midlothian’s bid failing to make the cut.

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