Pathhead pensioner gets his apology from Midlothian Council chief

Pathhead man Victor Gilbert’s battle to receive a “proper” apology from Midlothian Council is over.

As the Advertiser reported earlier this month, Mr Gilbert had protested outside the council’s headquarters in Dalkeith to highlight the local authority’s “complete lack of care” in dealing with complaints he had made following a dispute with neighbours.

Council chiefs were forced to apologise to the former lecturer after the Scottish Ombudsman agreed his complaints were not adequately dealt with.

But Mr Gilbert, of Crichton Avenue, refused to accept written apologies from chief executive Kenneth Lawrie and director of communities and wellbeing, Colin Anderson, explaining that he had not been issued with a “proper” apology. However, on June 16, Mr Lawrie offered a second written apology.

Read full story in the June 30 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.