Bus service back on track after campaign

The number 49 bus service, serving Bonnyrigg, Poltonhall and Rosewell, will be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.

There were massive tailbacks last month due to overturned lorry closing Forth Road Bridge. Pic: Michael Gillen

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.


Tree removal in Pathhead

An emergency scheme to remove hazardous trees adjacent to the A68 at Pathhead village will take place from 8am until 4pm on Sunday (February 12).

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Midlothian Council is proposing new speed humps on main roads

Speed hump proposal for county roads

Midlothian Council is propsing to install road humps at four locations across the county.


In pictures: Final link goes in on Queensferry Crossing

The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth.

In the foreground from left to right are Gillian Bertram and Heloise Buchanan, flight crew with Ryze while in the background are Midlothian Councils Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Jim Bryant on the left and owner of the Coronation Restaurant Alan Russell. Both Ryze and the Coronation have benefited from the Borders Railway.

Railway boost for Midlothian

New data has revealed that tourism in Midlothian has received a major boost since the introduction of the Borders Railway in September 2015.

First Bus.

First Bus denies plans to cut rural bus route

First Bus has been quick to deny that it plans to cut one of its services, which is relied upon by residents in rural parts of Midlothian.

Replacement of the expansion joints was postponed until after the Queensferry Crossing opens

Major roadworks on Forth Road Bridge after Queensferry Crossing opens

The long-delayed replacement of worn-out expansion joints under the Forth Road Bridge's carriageways is to go ahead next year.

The bridge closure has caused traffic chaos

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Forth Road Bridge chiefs hope to re-open the crossing for tomorrow morning’s rush hour after a juggernaut was blown over in 74mph winds early today.

Forth Road Bridge closed: Drivers face evening delays

Forth Road Bridge closed: Drivers face evening delays

Drivers using the Forth Road Bridge have been warned that they face delays this evening, even if it is reopened after this morning’s closure.

Edinburgh City Bypass, A720

Fatal road collision on city bypass

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision on the city bypass.

Edinburgh City Bypass, A720

Traffic set to rise on bypass

An additional 10,000 vehicles a day are expected to be using the City Bypass by 2022.

Passengers have been warned to plan in advance. Picture; Greg Macvean

Passengers warned ahead of Edinburgh Waverley’s ‘busiest day’

Rail passengers are being warned to plan ahead if travelling to or from Edinburgh on Saturday.

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Speed camera.

New speed cameras installed

The East Safety Camera Unit introduced new safety camera locations in Midlothian on Monday (December 5).

Sheriffhall Roundabout.

City Bypass traffic jams

Midlothian Lib Dems are calling for urgent action to address congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass following data showing the route has the most traffic jams in Scotland.

Sherifhall Roundabout, City Bypass

Sheriffhall roundabout upgrade plans

Lothian MSP Miles Briggs (Con) is to table further written Parliamentary questions to the Scottish Government about their plans to improve the Edinburgh city by-pass.

Funding is available for new community schemes

Get on your bike for community funding

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, has launched the Community Links PLUS competition for 2016/17 which seeks ambitious design projects, restoring balance in Scotland’s streets in favour of people walking and cycling.

Purple crocuses will flower at Shawfair Station in the spring

Painting the town...purple

Two of Scotland’s newest railway stations have joined the fight to eradicate the polio virus, with 20,000 purple crocus bulbs being planted around the Borders Railway stations.

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Gorebridge train station

Grilling for rail bosses over Borders Railway

Scotrail Alliance representatives last week faced questions from furious councillors about the poor performance of the Borders Railway line.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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