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LASSWADE: “What is the future of Lasswade?” This question asked by a councillor at a meeting of Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Town Council is being echoed by inhabitants of this once proud burgh. For the heart of old Lasswade seems to be dying. The old, sometimes derelict, buildings give off an odour of neglect and decay that to many now means Lasswade. The subject which prompted the question was a report by the burgh surveyor on the possible demolition of St Leonard’s Mill, Lasswade. The surveyor reported that the mill was not completely dangerous, but three sections needed almost complete demolition.
LOANHEAD: Britvic has closed its Loanhead depot following streamlining within the company. Twenty-one employees have been made redundant and the Edgefield Industrial Estate premises is now up for sale.
BUSH: HECToR, a new supercomputer, is to be housed in Midlothian. Last week Edinburgh University signed a multi-million pound contract for the computer system, which will benefit academic research across the country. HECToR( High End Computing Terascale Resourced) is worth £113m over six years. Made by the American supercomputer company Cray Inc, the computer has been paid for by the UK Research Council. Work will start in October and is planned to last for six years. It will be installed at the university’s Advanced Computing Facility at the Edinburgh Technopole, at the Bush Estate.
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