Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

Members of staff from Shawfair-based firm TenTel get dancing.

Let’s dance as Shawfair staff celebrate milestone

Telecoms firm TenTel celebrated record growth with a spectacular dance themed team-building day.

Conference focuses on digital tourism

Conference focuses on digital tourism

Stephen Whitelaw of Digital Tourism Scotland, is among the guest speakers at the first event organised by Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG).

The site map for Cala Homes' proposed housing development to the north of Penicuik.

Penicuik housing development moves a step closer

A long-running Midlothian housing project that is set to create 552 homes has taken a major step closer to fruition.


Tree removal in Pathhead

An emergency scheme to remove hazardous trees adjacent to the A68 at Pathhead village will take place from 8am until 4pm on Sunday (February 12).

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Chris Kelsey, communications manager at the Banks Group, is encouraging local people to visit the exhibition to learn more about a proposal to bring new homes to the Rosewell area.

Rosewell housing plans go on display

Midlothian Council is proposing new speed humps on main roads

Speed hump proposal for county roads

Midlothian Council is propsing to install road humps at four locations across the county.


In pictures: Final link goes in on Queensferry Crossing

The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth.

An action group has been set up to develop tourism in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. The county was represented by a snake from Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, one of Midlothians most popular visitor attractions and the worlds longest running butterfly house and a skier from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Europes longest artificial ski slope. Photo: Phil Wilkinson

Tourism group looks to boost business in Midlothian

An action group set up to develop the tourism industry in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders has unveiled its plans to use a £350,000 funding boost to benefit businesses.

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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In the foreground from left to right are Gillian Bertram and Heloise Buchanan, flight crew with Ryze while in the background are Midlothian Councils Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Jim Bryant on the left and owner of the Coronation Restaurant Alan Russell. Both Ryze and the Coronation have benefited from the Borders Railway.

Railway boost for Midlothian

New data has revealed that tourism in Midlothian has received a major boost since the introduction of the Borders Railway in September 2015.

First Bus.

First Bus denies plans to cut rural bus route

First Bus has been quick to deny that it plans to cut one of its services, which is relied upon by residents in rural parts of Midlothian.

Replacement of the expansion joints was postponed until after the Queensferry Crossing opens

Major roadworks on Forth Road Bridge after Queensferry Crossing opens

The long-delayed replacement of worn-out expansion joints under the Forth Road Bridge's carriageways is to go ahead next year.

Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

The arrival of Borders Rail is expected to boost tourism figures further

Tourism boost across Midlothian

The number of people working in tourism in Midlothian increased by 12 per cent in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent.

Owen Thompson MP, Colin Beattie MSP, Cllr Margot Russell and Cllr Jim Bryant outside The Clydesdale Bank branch in Dalkeith High St that is facing closure.

Anger as bank axes last Midlothian link

Clydesdale Bank’s decision to close its last remaining Midlothian branch has provoked shock and anger across the county.

Dalkeith Job Centre.

Latest local job figures show further fall

The latest job figures for Midlothian from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment figures continue to fall.

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands with ScotRail staff. Photo: Chris Watt

Autumn opening for new Millerhill rail facility

Work to house Scotland’s growing fleet of trains is progressing well and on track for the arrival of new class 385 electric rolling stock this autumn.

An artist's impression of the planned Home Bargains store in Dalkeith.

Rejected retail unit proposal to be appealed

The developer behind plans to open a new Home Bargains store in Dalkeith has vowed to appeal after its proposal was knocked back.

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