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Future more positive for Midlothian young people

A total of 93 per cent of young people in Midlothian were in a job or further education course nine months after leaving school in the 2015/16 academic year.

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Students Lucy McDougall from Galashiels, Safari Mason from Kelso, and Nicole Crawford from Dalkeith, with newly hatched chicks

College course enjoys some animal magic

Animal Care has grown to become one of Borders College’s most popular course areas with applicant numbers rising.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Burnbrae Primary School, Bonnyrigg

Consultation on Bonnyrigg schooling to end

There’s still time to give us your views on plans to use additional space at the new Hopefield joint Campus in Bonnyrigg for all nursery and Primary 1 pupils from Burnbrae Primary.

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Edinburgh College, Milton Road East Campus. Photo: Toby Williams

College taster session for Midlothian young people

Young deaf and hard of hearing people aged 16 to 25 in Midlothian have the chance to get a taste of future college life by signing up for a charity-run course.

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Napier University's Merchiston Campus.

Midlothian careers event to open up new opportunities

Would you like to learn new skills or are you looking for a career change?

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Zeynep Armut, Aislinn Melville, Leah Blackley, Beth Falconer and Connor Wright with their winning design.

Pupils are the architects of their town’s future

Pupils at Dalkeith High School last week put their heads together to come up with potential solutions to a local problem – redeveloping the town centre.

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Roslin Primary School. Photo: Neil Hanna Photography

Midlothian pupils reach learning award finals

Two Midlothian schools have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.

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Head teacher Wendy Sutherland with pupils at St David's High School, Dalkeith

Head teacher’s notes - Paying tribute to St David’s school family

After 37 years as a teacher it is now time to to hand back the chalk (iPad actually) and make my farewells to the St David’s High School community that I have had the privilege to serve as headteacher since 2009, writes Wendy Sutherland (St David’s High School).

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Midlothian schools praised for road safety message

Local school children from Bonnyrigg Primary School and Paradykes Primary School have received runner up and commended recognition in a Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) competition.

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St Mary's Primary, Bonnyrigg

Views still sought on Bonnyrigg school changes

Midlothian Council is still seeking your views on the proposal for Burnbrae and St Mary’s Primary Schools.

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Anne Ness, husband David Rowe and their daughter Emilie.

Why not find out if your child is eligible for the scheme?

A total of 171 two-year-old children and their families are benefiting from a free place at an approved nursery, childminder or playgroup in Midlothian, up almost 75 per cent from last year, new council figures confirm.

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Tthe site on Rosewell Road, Poltonhall

Council consultation on move to new shared school campus

The council has launched a consultation on using the new school campus at Hopefield for nursery and P1 pupils at Burnbrae Primary.

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The site of the former hopefield primary school on rosewell road, poltonhall

School move views sought in council consultation

A consultation has been launched on the proposal to move St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School to a new school campus on the site of the former Hopefield Primary School in Bonnyrigg.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) members donatie equipment to Edinburgh College's Midlothian Campus

Trade support for Midlothian students

BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) members, Vaughan Engineering Group Ltd and SCAN Building Services Ltd have donated new equipment, including piping and fittings, to the Midlothian Campus at Edinburgh College.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Pupils from Mauricewood Primary School with Taylor Wimpeys production manager Steven Campbell. Photo: Chris Watt

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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