The materials which make Midlothian

A large block of coal on display at the National Mining Museum
A large block of coal on display at the National Mining Museum

Midlothian may be one of the smallest counties in Scotland but it boasts a rich and varied history.

The Advertiser is about to introduce a new weekly feature highlighting the places and objects which tell Midlothian’s story.

To launch the feature, in this week’s Advertiser, we are focussing on three different objects from the county - a lump of coal from the National Mining Musem, Rosslyn Chapel’s Apprentice Pillar, and Dalkeith History Society’s latest artefact, an embroidered cloth dating back to World War One.

All three objects are so different - in their size and impact on the county - but so clearly speak of Midlothian and its colourful history. Readers are invited to send in photos, with a brief description, of their own or favourite Midlothian objects be they large or small.

Email them to midlothianadvertiser@jnlothian.co.uk