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All-rounder Ellie is the Scottish champion

Newtongrange’s Ellie Russell recently won the junior all-around title at the Scottish Gymnastics Championships in Perth.

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Young Ambassador Niamh Fellenger with Eilidh Doyle

Young ambassador role for Niamh

Newbattle Community High School pupil Niamh Fellenger has been selected to play a pivotal role in helping deliver special Young Ambassador conferences across the country.

lasswade high visit Leicester Tigers

Pupils trip to Leicester

Rugby playing pupils from Lasswade High shared a matchday with 10-time English rugby champions Leicester Tigers last Friday and enjoyed the club’s coaching clinic the following day.

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

Lasswade Gymnast Rory Smith

Rory and Peter excel at Scottish Championships

Gymnasts from Midothian were celebrating after 
excelling in the Scottish 
National Gymnastics Champ-ionships in Perth.

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Action from Haddington v Dalkeith Thistle

Busy weekend ahead for junior football fans

Weather-hit junior football again saw a raft of fixtures postponed around the country due to waterlogged pitches with some clubs scrambling around to arrange friendly fixtures to keep players in trim.

The start of Lasswade AC 10K in Rosewell

Athletes turn out in force for Lasswade 10 mile road race

Rosewell was the centre of the universe for athletes 
last Saturday when they 
converged on the village to com pete in the Lasswade AC 10 mile road race.

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SBMA Lasswade RFC v Greenock

Promotion-chasing Lasswade rack up 50 points against poor Greenock side

Greenock were relegated 
last season along with

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Under 13 boys race winner Harry Henriksen of Lasswade AAC

Harry is the golden boy at the National cross country event

Members of Lasswade AC gave a good account of themselves at the National Cross Country Championships in Falkirk last Saturday.

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Action from Lasswade v Perthshire

Lasswade turn over Perthshire in promotion race

In the earlier away leg Lasswade were 24-0 ahead with just 15 minutes to play but then allowed Perthshire to run in four tries and only missed conversions saved the day for them.

Richard Stirling, Murrayfield Ice Rink director, inside the ice rink.

Unforgettable fans and a unique hockey culture

The capital may be known as the home of the largest arts festival in the world but now it appears the city is able to claim another title – as the UK capital of ice hockey.

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Wintery conditions during Carnethy 5 Hill race.   Pic by Susan Harley

Arctic conditions did not deter athletes in gruelling hill race

Nearly 500 brave souls weathered the wintery

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Walking football takes place at Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead

Fitness classes for the over 50s

If you are over 50 years old and want to improve your health, have fun and make new friends then Midlothian Council’s Ageing Well team has got plenty of activities to keep you on your toes.

Hawick's Matty Douglas gets tackled

Putting your body on the line comes at a price

As Scotland’s rugby heroes bask in the glow of their 
superb start to the RBS 6 
Nations Championship, are those players fully aware of just how broken their bodies might actually be after years of playing the sport?

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Midlothian swimmers Fraser Wilson and Eilidh Redpath

Midlothian strike gold at East District swim finals

Midlothian Swimming Club head coach Colin Barton was delighted by the many good performances at the East District age groups finals held at the Royal Commonwealth pool over three days last weekend.

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Gold sport award winners

Midlothian schools strike gold

King’s Park Primary in Dalkeith and Strathesk Primary School in Penicuik have been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.

Lynton Brinck (red shirt) in the thick of things

Penicuik’s South African rugby player receives a 20-match ban

A Penicuik rugby player has been banned for allegedly head-butting the president of a rival team during an on-pitch brawl.

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Lasswade score one of their 11 tries against Orkney. Pic: Alan Wilson

Orkney find Lasswade too hot to handle

Lasswade 63 Orkney 0

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Donald with members of Midlothian Swimming Club

Last session for swim coach

Midlothian Swimming Club said a fond farewell to the parent volunteer, Donald Mcfarlane, who has led a land training session every Sunday morning for the past 12 years.

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