Council plans ahead

MIDLOTHIAN councillors have discussed community planning with a Scottish cabinet minister.

Derek Mackay, the Minister for Local Government and Planning, visited Dalkeith recently to underline the government’s commitment to working with the council to deliver improved services for citizens and to stress the importance of Public Service Reform.

Mr Mackay held talks with Councillor Lisa Beattie, the council leader, her deputy, Joe Wallace, and chief executive Kenneth Lawrie.

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