Christmas News
Penicuik pupil wins Christmas card contest

Penicuik pupil wins Christmas card contest

Each year Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame presents a cheque with the winner of her annual Christmas Card competition to charity.

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Carers offered chance to take some time out

Carers offered chance to take some time out

Local carer organisation VOCAL will be providing a space for unpaid carers in Midlothian to take some time out for themselves over the festive period.

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Do you know when your GP surgery is open?

Do you know when your GP surgery is open?

As part of NHS 24’s ‘Be Health-Wise this Winter’ campaign – Dr Owl is asking people if they know when their GP surgery and local pharmacy are open over the busy festive period.

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Charity offers help and support at Christmas

Charity offers help and support at Christmas

Two new guides to surviving Christmas and New Year in Midlothian and Edinburgh have been produced by a Scottish charity.

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Creating a scene in Dalkeith

Creating a scene in Dalkeith

The old Dalkeith nativity display is now on show in the town centre again after being hidden away in storage for years.

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Christmas cheer at school’s online hit

Christmas cheer at school’s online hit

The children of Saltersgate School have become online stars after a video produced by staff went viral.

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Community serves up festive spirit

Community serves up festive spirit

The people of Penicuik are coming together to provide a Christmas experience for those most vulnerable in the community during the festive period.

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Your four-legged friend may be man’s best friend, but even the most timid, obedient, and well–trained  dogs can cause havoc for farmers if they are 
allowed to run uncontrolled near sheep. In fact, even just being close to the flock in the next field can cause shock and distress to the wary farm animals, which can even result in their deaths.

Your four-legged friend may be man’s best friend, but even the most timid, obedient, and well–trained dogs can cause havoc for farmers if they are 
allowed to run uncontrolled near sheep. In fact, even just being close to the flock in the next field can cause shock and distress to the wary farm animals, which can even result in their deaths.

As you consider walking off the Christmas dinner through the beautiful Midlothian countryside with the dog, you may want to take a moment to think about the danger your pet could present to livestock in the area.

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Generous gift of an idea

Generous gift of an idea

Students and staff at a local high school have come up with a gift of an idea.

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Tree-mendous festive gift for Midlothian schools

Tree-mendous festive gift for Midlothian schools

Dalkeith Country Park is spreading some festive spirit around the town by donating a number of Christmas trees to both Lawfield Primary School and Dalkeith Community Campus.

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