Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Members of the Active Travel team at Midlothian Council are pictured with their award for excellence in travel information and marketing. (L to R) Gillian Bathgate (School Travel Plan Co-ordinator) Bogdan Handrea (Sustainable Travel Officer) Lindsay Haddow (Policy Planning Manager) Stephen MacPhail (GIS Technician)

Work of Midlothian active travel team is recognised

Midlothian Council’s Active Travel team has picked up a national award for excellence in travel information and marketing at the recent Scottish Transport Awards.

Pic Greg Macvean - 27/03/2017 - Queensferry Crossing bridge

Queensferry Crossing could host more walks

More local people living near the Queensferry Crossing may get the chance to walk over the bridge.

From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

North Sea cod stocks have now been declared sustainable a decade after coming close to collapse.

North Sea cod stocks declared sustainable

North Sea cod can now be bought “with a clear conscience”, according to a fisheries body, as stocks have now been declared sustainable.

Dalkeith Job Centre.

Jobless drop takes a bump

Unemployment rose in Midlothian in June by 15 per cent from the same month last year, but is still down 50 per cent from five years ago.

Iain Dempster & Fiona Brown at the Leadburn Inn.  (Pic: Alan Wilson)

Village pub up for national rural award

The Leadburn Inn near Penicuik is one of four finalists vying for the Country Pub Of The Year title at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.

Macsweens Haggis factory in Bilston Industrial Estate, Loanhead.

Haggis issue “resolved”

Loanhead-based haggis firm Macsween has said it is satisfied an issue which caused the recall of various products has been resolved.

A broadband cabinet is lowered into place.

Connecting Midlothian to a faster digital age

Thousands more Midlothian households and businesses are now able to connect to high-speed fibre, thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.

Julie Starr of Macsween, based in Midlothian, Ewan Mackay of Mara Seaweed, Alessia Mura, staff at The Balmoral Hotel, and Helen Walton of Peelham Farm in the Scottish Borders.

 Photo: Phil Wilkinson

Midlothian firms hoping to taste business success

Local companies, operating in the food and drink sector along the Borders Railway corridor, have been showcasing the best of the area’s cuisine to more than 100 buyers at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.

Gavin Neate of Neatebox winning the Scottish Edge award , presented to him by Hannah Bardell MP.

A Neate way to welcome people with disabilities

A Roslin man’s invention designed to help disabled people enjoy hassle-free trips out, will be launched this month after winning £35,000 of funding.

Students from Heriot-Watt University have been involved in a brewing project with Stewart Brewing

Loanhead brewer launches new beer to mark university links

A new beer has been launched as part of a collaboration between a leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, and Heriot-Watt University.

The bridge walks will be cancelled only if winds reach more than 50mph. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

More than 226,000 seek Queensferry Crossing walk tickets

More than 226,000 people have applied for the 50,000 free tickets to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing, Transport Scotland announced today.

Rosslyn Chapel.

Visitor numbers on the increase at chapel

Rosslyn Chapel has exceeded its record visitor numbers for the second consecutive month.

Land that will be used to build an extension for Edinburgh Technopole in front of the existing buildings.

Midlothian science park to be extended

A multi-million pound extension project creating up to 300 jobs has been approved for the science park at the Bush Estate near Penicuik.

A train travelling through Newtongrange.

Midlothian on track for success

A new report has found that the Borders Railway is attracting new workers, homeowners and tourists to communities served by the line.

Lothian Buses is looking to take on 10 apprentice technicians. Photo: Lisa Ferguson

Bus firm seeks apprentice mechanics

Lothian Buses’ engineering team is on the hunt for fresh new talent to add to its technical team offering ten new apprenticeship positions.

The new cycle path would create another link to the under construction Newbattle High School.

Cycle path plans for Mayfield welcomed

Plans for a new cycle path to improve links to and from Mayfield were welcomed last week by the local community council.

Report calls for railway to be extended

Report calls for railway to be extended

A report has been produced outlining the advantages of extending the Borders Railway.

Danish mechanic Jacob Nørgaard at work at Alex F Noble & Son

Loanhead Exchange helps apprentice Jacob climb ladder

Midlothian car dealership, Alex F Noble & Son, has teamed up with Edinburgh College for the fourth successive year to host a Danish mechanic on an apprentice exchange scheme.

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