Closure angers village

The Brown Building in Gorebridge, built in 1896, set to close on February 27 2013.
The Brown Building in Gorebridge, built in 1896, set to close on February 27 2013.

A BUSY community hall is to close after the trust running it were unsuccessful in securing council-managed funds.

Gorebridge Development Trust manager David Thomas described the closure of the Brown Building on February 27 as “the end of an era”.

He said: “The Brown Building has provided a home for several community groups for whom who we are actively seeking a new home.

“I would like to thank everyone past and present who has contributed to keeping the building open and operational.

“This decision is the end of an era.”

For more on this and much more, pick up a copy of the Midlothian Advertiser January 24 edition.