At risk Midlothian buildings in study

Renovated house at Edinburgh Road, Dalkeith
Renovated house at Edinburgh Road, Dalkeith

An audit of Midlothian’s threatened buildings is soon to be carried out.

It is three years since the Buildings at Risk Register focused on the county, bringing to the community’s attention the need for action to 30 historic properties.

Register staff will shortly conduct a new survey of Midlothian, and are keen to hear from members of the public about any significant building causing concern.

At present, the register includes 27 at risk buildings and three which are currently being restored.

These include Penicuik House, Gourlaw Water Treatment Works near Rosewell, and 1-3 Musselburgh Road, Dalkeith (pictured).

In the last survey, 11 of the properties were found to be in a very poor or ruinous state, and a third – while not listed buildings – are of some importance to the history and character of the area.

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