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Raising a glass to Midlothian’s brewing industry

The brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to Midlothian, new figures from a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association show.

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Sheriffhall Roundabout.

City Bypass traffic jams

Midlothian Lib Dems are calling for urgent action to address congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass following data showing the route has the most traffic jams in Scotland.

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The Secret Herb Garden wins the Best Informal Eating Experience at the Lothian and Borders Regional Final of the Scottish Thistle Awards. Pictured are presenter Fiona Richmond, Project Manager at Scotland Food and Drink,  Liberty and Hamish Martin, owners of Secret Herb Garden and host Jennifer Reoch. Photo: Chris Watt

Award win for secret cafe puts business on the map

A specialist herb nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills has been named a regional winner at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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Sherifhall Roundabout, City Bypass

Sheriffhall roundabout upgrade plans

Lothian MSP Miles Briggs (Con) is to table further written Parliamentary questions to the Scottish Government about their plans to improve the Edinburgh city by-pass.

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Rosslyn Chapel. PIC BY ROB MCDOUGALL

Tourism’s £105 million boost

Tourism chiefs in Midlothian have hailed news that visitors brought £105 million to the area last year.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Funding is available for new community schemes

Get on your bike for community funding

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, has launched the Community Links PLUS competition for 2016/17 which seeks ambitious design projects, restoring balance in Scotland’s streets in favour of people walking and cycling.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Purple crocuses will flower at Shawfair Station in the spring

Painting the town...purple

Two of Scotland’s newest railway stations have joined the fight to eradicate the polio virus, with 20,000 purple crocus bulbs being planted around the Borders Railway stations.

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Gorebridge train station

Grilling for rail bosses over Borders Railway

Scotrail Alliance representatives last week faced questions from furious councillors about the poor performance of the Borders Railway line.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

A top advertising creative has hailed the importance of local media, saying its trusted relationship with the communities it serves and its ability to get tangible results puts it in a unique position.

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Jim Pettigrew is the new chair of SFE. Picture: Contributed

Clydesdale Bank boss named chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) has named Jim Pettigrew as its forthcoming chairman, replacing Sir Ewan Brown who is retiring from the role.

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Leanne Allan picks up a Confetti Wedding Award, pictured with friend Lisa Hart

Fancy that – Leanne wins Confetti Wedding award

A Dalkeith businesswoman is celebrating after her High Street shop picked up a Confetti Wedding Award recently in Glasgow.

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Johnston Press confirms intention to buy award-winning national newspaper i

Johnston Press confirms intention to buy award-winning national newspaper i

Johnston Press, which owns this title, has today confirmed its intention to buy award-winning national newspaper i.

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Scott McDonald at the Gorebridge Beacon

Job security for Scott fits Gorebridge Beacon’s plan

A Gorebridge project, designed to help create a new future for the area, is helping young people find work even before its doors open.

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Dalkeith's NWH acquires D J Laing's waste management business in Dundee

Midlothian company picks up some waste

Mayfield-based company NWH has acquired D J Laing’s waste management business in Dundee for an undisclosed sum.

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FSB's Andy Willox: 'It is little wonder confidence has fallen'. Picture: Contributed

Small business confidence jolted by falling profits

THE winning streak in rising profits at Scotland’s small businesses has been busted, ending five quarters of consecutive earnings growth, a new report out today says.

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