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1963

PENICUIK: Penicuik Town Council’s redevelopment at the Cuiken area, where it is hoped to replace 72 pre-fab houses with 127 permanent houses, is held up once again. The Scottish Development Department has rejected the latest scheme, as it says the cost seems rather high.

1988

NEWBATTLE: A new government initiative to encourage adults to return to education has brought a glimmer of hope for the campaign to save Newbattle Abbey College. The college faces closure next year when the Scottish Education Department withdraws its grant.

1998

MIDLOTHIAN: The former site of Monktonhall Colliery could be developed for industrial or distribution use.

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