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Pathhead (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)
Pathhead (courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies)

Stories from our files


BILSTON: Penicuik district councillors have been told that Midlothian County Council sees no good reason to extend the present 30mph speed limit at Bilston to a point beyond the caravan site at Nivensknowe. Councillors had considered the area to be dangerous to the general public.


BILSTON: Calls for a pedestrian crossing on the A701 have been raised by Bilston villagers. A petition containing more than 700 signatures was presented to Lothian Regional Council. It was claimed there were up to 1800 vehicles per hour at peak times.


MIDLOTHIAN: Scottish politicians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of re-instating the Waverley Railway Line. Last week the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill was passed with 114 votes and now moves forward for Royal Assent. There was one vote against and one absention.

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