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Midlothian groups called on to enter environmental awards

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is calling for Midlothian communities to register to take part in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland awards, which bring communities together to help deliver local environmental improvements and recognise efforts Scotland-wide to enhance local areas.

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Stobihill Primary pupils Tegan Acheampong, Brennan Moffat, Zoe Roy and Zachary Cuthill have been learning more about recycling.

Gorebridge pupils get recycling lessons

Stobhill Primary pupils enjoyed a lesson with a difference recently when Bob the Blue Bin came along to share his top recycling tips.

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Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie shows his support for Earth Hour, which takes place on Saturday. Photo: Callum Bennetts, Maverick Photo Agency

Midlothian residents urged to support climate change effort

Midlothian Council is again inviting people to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour by switching off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 25.

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Country Corner – A call to nurture our natural environment

Country Corner – A call to nurture our natural environment

A Lesser Water Boatman, just one of the great variety of freshwater invertebrates which inhabit our burns, ditches and ponds, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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Fox freed from Midlothian snare

Fox freed from Midlothian snare

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a fox was cut from a snare in the Newbattle area late last month.

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Saltersgate School pupil Craig McBeth receives the prestigious Clean Up Scotland Hero of the Month award from Nicola Turner, community projects officer with Keep Scotland Beautiful. Looking on are head teacher Fiona Hume and Craig's classmate Charlie Preston.

Midlothian teenager cleans up with award

A Midlothian teenager has received the prestigious Clean Up Scotland ‘Hero of the Month’ award in recognition of his enthusiastic approach to helping deliver environmental improvements in the local area.

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Country Corner – Close encounters of the alien avian kind

Country Corner – Close encounters of the alien avian kind

If you live in shooting country you will no doubt be used to meeting colourful parties of red-legged partridges, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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The official opening of the Millerhill AD Plant.

New food recycling plant is green for go

The new state of the art recycling facility in Millerhill which turns food waste into renewable energy was officially opened last week.

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Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame with Fergus the Fox. Photo by Malcolm McCurrach

Midlothian MSP marks hunting ban anniversary

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has joined animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports and Fergus the Fox to mark the 15th anniversary of the legislation which protects wild mammals from being chased and hunted for sport.

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Reed is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA

Country Corner - Exhausted seal pup receives some TLC

A regular client is Torness Power Station I happened to be on the estate when a birder reported a seal pup on the beach. writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Country Corner - An enthusiasm for the outdoors is infectious

Country Corner - An enthusiasm for the outdoors is infectious

Myself and two old school friends have taken to doing a weekly walk, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Country Corner - The beautiful Woodie with its unusual call

Country Corner - The beautiful Woodie with its unusual call

There can be few excuses for not knowing this is a woodpigeon. Big, colourful, distinctive and abundant, the Woodie or Cuchie, is hard to miss, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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The pochard, a medium-sized diving duck

Country Corner - Pochards make a coastal pitstop and refuel

My binoculars picked up a trio of ducks coming in off the sea, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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