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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.

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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.

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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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Lasswade RFC sponsorship deal with Noble's

Lasswade change gear with help from local dealership

Christmas came early for Lasswade RFC’s first and 
second teams for they have announced their continued sponsorship with one of 
Midlothian’s top car dealers.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Action from Dalkeith v Linlithgow

Linlithgow’s Reds prove too strong for Dalkeith side

Dalkeith hosted Linlithgow in this rearranged BT Edinburgh Shield game.

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Former Lasswade Athletics Club member Guy Learmonth

Sporting boost for athletics and community in Dalkeith

A proposed housing 
application has been lodged with Midlothian Council which could boost sports 
facilities in the Dalkeith area.

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Action from Glasgow Accies v Lasswade

Lasswade lose out in promotion battle in Glasgow

Lasswade visited Glasgow Accies hoping for a repeat of their earlier meeting this season which saw them win 54-14 at Hawthornden.

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Four youngsters from Midlothian Swimming Club who took part in the sessions.

District call up for swimmers

Four youngsters from Midlothian Swimming Club enjoyed the third and final day of training as part of the District Regional Programme on Sunday, December 4, at Lochgelly High school.

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Ronnie Duncan is competing for Scotland

Scotland bowlers at the World Bowls

Midlothian bowlers Ronnie Duncan and Stacey McDougall who are competing for Scotland at the World Bowls 2016 tournament are through to the final stages in their respective sections.

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It's good to talk on the ice ... but comments post-game could now result in big fines (Pic: Steve Gunn)

Comment: Fines, froth and respect

In the end it comes down to one word. Respect.

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Emily set to race Mini Coopers next year

Emily moves up a gear in 2017

Penicuik racer Emily Glanvill has announced her plans for 2017 as she gets set to compete in the highly competitive Celtic Speed Scottish Mini Cooper Cup.

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Ronnie seen here with the 2016 Scottish Champion of Champions trophy

Midlothian bowlers compete in World Bowls

Two of Midlothian’s leading bowlers are heading to the other side of the world to compete in the World Bowls 
Championship 2016 this week.

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