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The Village, Blackshiels (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)
The Village, Blackshiels (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

Stories from our files


MAYFIELD: Work is expected to start soon on the building of a new Roman Catholic Church in Stone Place, Mayfield. The Archbishop has informed St Luke’s Parochial Committee that architects are preparing plans. It is expected the church will cost £40,000 to construct.


MIDLOTHIAN: The proposed Edinburgh Technopole has received a major boost with news that the prestigious Moredun Research Institute plans to relocate and expand in Midlothian. The Bush Estate is earmarked as the site for the Technopole, the first such science city in Britain.


PENICUIK: Penicuik residents could be in line to receive a £30 million Christmas present this year. The long-awaited swimming pool, leisure centre and library complex is scheduled for completion at the end of December.

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