First Minister visits Stoats

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week visited Loanhead-based company Stoats - Scotland’s 1000th Living Wage-accredited employer.

Euro Garages' Five Barred Gate Service Station near Preston.

Plans submitted for new filling station

Plans have been submitted to deliver a new petrol filling station alongside a drive-thru coffee shop and drive-thru restaurant in Midlothian.

Board members:Neville Suttle, Derek Rosie, Roger Kelly, and Martin Meteyard of The Storehouse.

Storehouse unveils survival strategy

Penicuik Storehouse has unveiled a three-part survival strategy as it continues its campaign to keep the business community store afloat.

Left to right, Phil Bowen, John Hackett and Tom Donaldson of One Dalkeith with Midlothian Councils cabinet member for economic development, Cllr Russell Imrie.

Business district plans a step closer

A scheme to create a Business Improvement District in Dalkeith like the one in Penicuik is a step closer thanks to a £40,000 investment.

The speed limit on the bridge will rise on Monday (Pic by Ed Fraser)

Weekend delays expected on Queensferry Crossing – but speed limit to rise on Monday

Drivers are being warned to expect more delays around the Queensferry Crossing this weekend because of major closure to surrounding routes.

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station.

More calls for Borders Railway extension

Further calls have been made to extend the Borders Railway, at a meeting of the group which fought for the return of the line.

Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards winners 2017.

Local businesses pick up chamber awards

This year Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards took place last week, recognising local businesses for their hard work and achievements.

The staff at Golf Clubs 4 Cash.

Growing business looking to expand

With the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards taking place tonight (Thursday), we take a look at another local nominee.

Macsweens Haggis factory in Bilston Industrial Estate, Loanhead.

Haggis back on Canadian menu

Haggis will be exported to Canada for the first time in almost 50 years, after Loanhead-based Macsween developed a new recipe that meets regulations.


BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Staff at Ross's of Edinburgh Confectionary company up for an award at the East Lothian and Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017.

Firm hopes for taste of sweet success

An iconic confectionery brand, which had been destined to disappear after over 100 years but was saved by a local businessman, is now in the running for an award at this year’s Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards.

Kerrylyn Bell from Temple. Her candle making business has been shortlisted for an award from Stylist Magazine that could win her �20,000 to grow the business.

Carrying the can for award

A Temple woman’s candle making business is up for a Stylist Magazine Award, which includes a £20,000 prize to help a company grow.

The interior for Edinburgh will take inspiration from the newly opened Gaucho Birmingham

Bonnyrigg chef to return home

Restaurant chain Gaucho plan to open an Argentinian steak restaurant in Edinburgh mid-November, signalling a homecoming for chef director Jamie Robertson.

Mark Williams, managing director at NWH Group, at the Petterden Recycling Centre, Dundee. Photo: Graeme Hart

Midlothian firm set to report a £31m turnover

Leading industrial and environmental services business, NWH Group has reported a 23 per cent growth in turnover to reach £25.5 million at its year end 2016.

Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce president Archie Paterson (centre)

Vision to see membership of Midlothian commerce group rise

Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s new president Archie Paterson has pledged to continue to grow the organisation.

Kristen and Ross Hunter of Whisky Frames.

Husband and wife in the frame for award

An innovative business run by a husband and wife, turning old whisky barrels into picture frames, is up for a local business award.

Scottish Enterprise Chairman Bob Keiller addresses the business leaders at the event hosted by Borders Railway in collaboration with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Firms ‘more connected’ thanks to Borders Railway

Business leaders have praised the tangible benefits brought about by the Borders Railway but admit there is still some way to go.

Sections of the track are to be renewed on the Borders Railway.

Disruption expected on Borders Railway

The ScotRail Alliance aims keep customers moving during the upcoming improvement works on the Borders Railway.


Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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