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Lugton, Dalkeith (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)
Lugton, Dalkeith (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

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DALKEITH: A grant towards the cost of repairs, which are at present being made to Dalkeith’s Old Tolbooth, is to be given by the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works. The Tolbooth, a former court house and prison, is recognised as an ancient monument by the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland.


GOREBRIDGE: Walls have ears and that’s what is annoying tenants in more than 100 houses in the village of Gorebridge. Councillor John Toolin has launched a further attempt to have soundproofing installed in 104 Atholl steel houses built by the Scottish Special Housing Association in 1949.


DALKEITH: Pensioners Daniel and Emily Dodds last week helped officially open Scottish Homes’ new district office in Dalkeith. Mr and Mrs Dodds of Forthview, Danderhall, were invited as guests of honour to the ceremony as Scottish Homes’ longest-serving tenants in Midlothian.

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