Midlothian council’s roundabout way to cash in

Midlothian councillors have been discussing possible sources of money to fund public services.

Councillor Catherine Johnstone (SNP) told Gorebridge Community Council last week that SNP councillors discussed a motion currently before Edinburgh City Council, to allow sponsorship of council property to raise funds.

She said: “It’s still something we could consider. We would have to be very careful though. It might be, for example, we could have the Ikea roundabout, I don’t know, but it’s certainly something we can think about.”