Remember When

The foot of Polton Road, Lasswade (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)
The foot of Polton Road, Lasswade (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

Stories from our files

1964

DALKEITH: Despite the rather poor weather conditions, Dalkeith and District’s Horticultural and Industrial Society Show attracted a large crowd of people to the Buccleuch Church Hall on Friday night. There were morethan 1000 entries.

1989

MIDLOTHIAN: A review of welfare rights services in the Lothians has exposed “gaping holes” in provision for Midlothian, where more and more people are relying on state benefits as their main source of income. The communities of Bilston, Mayfield, Newtongrange and Gorebridge were all cited as areas where gapping holes in welfare rights services required to be plugged as soon as possible.

1999

NEWTONGRANGE: Sir David Steel officially opened the Scottish Mining Museum’s new £5 million visitor centre. The decision to choose the Presiding Office at the Scottish Parliament to conduct the opening ceremony provoked anger from some Midlothian councillors who refused to attend the event at the Lady Victoria Colliery.

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