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Building ties with Penicuik school

As part of Mauricewood P5’s project to understand more about Penicuik including its land uses past and present, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland was invited to provide the children with an insight into its development of new homes at Greenlaw Mill on the outskirts of Penicuik.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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An artist's impression of the teaching entrance at the new facility.

Naming survey for new Midlothian community hub

Residents are being asked to help name the new facility at Newbattle.

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Pupils from Loanhead Primary take part in the VEX Robotics UK Challenge at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Rising to the challenge

Pupils from two Midlothian primary schools showed their mettle when they took part in the VEX Robotics UK Challenge in Birmingham.

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Mum Heather Lundy outside the school gates at Newbattle.

Claim of bullying epidemic at Newbattle High School

A parent at Newbattle High claims there is a bullying “epidemic” at the school and has criticised Midlothian Council for sidestepping the issue.

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Taylor Wimpey East Scotlands sales executive June McLeod with some of the pupils at Gorebridge Primary School. Photo: Chris Watt

Gorebridge pupils benefit from book donation

Children at Gorebridge Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey.

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Roslin Institute

New professor in charge at Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head the prestigious Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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Rosewell Primary School P6 pupils in front of the cable-stay bridge they built.

Midlothian pupils gain insight into engineering

Around 400 pupils had the chance to build their own suspension bridge and walk over it as part of the Bridges to Schools project recently.

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From left, apprentices Aimee Swan, Cerys Dunant, and Kiera Hobson

Apprentices dig new mining museum role

A new team has started working at the Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, as the brand new Apprentice Guides programme kicks off.

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The site of the former Hopefield Primary School on Rosewell Road.

Joint campus for Bonnyrigg

St Mary’s RC Primary School is to move to a new joint campus on the nearby site of the former Hopefield Primary School in Bonnyrigg.

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The current Danderhall Primary

Community hub option in Danderhall

A new school and community hub is one of two options to be considered to replace Danderhall Primary School.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Midlothian's six French Modern Language assistants - Andrea Pittoreau, Anne Larbre, Margaux Josi, Lorry Dubois, Bruno Bertagnolio and Melina Jarzabek

Midlothian foreign language students settle in

Following the success of the French Modern Language Assistant (MLAs) last year, Midlothian has been lucky enough to employ six MLAs again this year.

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The new Newbattle High School under construction.

New community hub name put forward

Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council has suggested a new name for the under construction Newbattle High School and community facilities.

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Midlothian vet makes her mark

Midlothian vet makes her mark

A Midlothian-based vet student with exceptional teaching potential has been honoured by a leading higher education body.

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Views sought on Danderhall school

Views sought on Danderhall school

Midlothian Council would like to hear your views on the replacement of Danderhall Primary School, playing facilities and community facilities.

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Former Midlothian head of education Donald MacKay with Bright Sparks manager Louise Gough, opening the charity's new home at the former Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Charity’s dream home officially opened in Bonnyrigg

Former Midlothian head of education Donald MacKay officially opened Bright Sparks playgroup’s new home in the former Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre last week.

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Strathesk Primary School in Penicuik.

Parent slams school’s response to fight

The parent of a pupil at Strathesk has branded the school “unprofessional” for the way in which staff dealt with his injured son.

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