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The handler standing in the token hall at Monktonhall Colliery, c1985. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran
The handler standing in the token hall at Monktonhall Colliery, c1985. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

Stories from our files

1966

PENICUIK: Vandalism in Penicuik public park is causing concern. Hooligans set fire to a tree in the park planted by the Queen on her last visit to the burgh. The pavilion and seats were also damaged.

1991

MIDLOTHIAN: Around 200 Midlothian people took part in the first Festival of Friendship to be held in a united Germany, in Kreis Heinsberg. Singers and musicians joined representatives from Midlothian District Council and Midlothian Twinning Association for the regular twinning celebrations.

2006

LASSWADE: Three classrooms and a storage area were destroyed during an early morning blaze at Lasswade High School Centre, Bonnyrigg. Up to 30 firefighters tackled the fire, which was contained to the open plan science and arts areas, when the alarm was raised at 2.35am on Saturday. Three juveniles - two aged 15 and one aged 12 years - have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident. Nine Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue appliances attended, including four pumping appliances. The fire was brought under control by 4.40am.

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