Loanhead event highlights care

Midlothian is to host a special event to mark National Carers Week.

Midlothian Council, NHS Lothian and voluntary organisations, including VOCAL, Alzheimer Scotland, Crossroads and Children 1st, will be on hand to offer advice and information at Loanhead Miners Welfare and Social Club on Thursday, June 13, from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

In Midlothian, there are an estimated 14,000 carers who contribute £171 million per year.