Stories from our files
LOANHEAD: Almost 2000 miners at Bilston Glen are boycotting their canteen during meal breaks. The men claim that prices for meals were raised without their canteen committee being told. The branch chairman of the NUM Mr John Cunningham said: “A main meal rose by 3d and a plate of soup by a penny. We would not have minded if we had been told why the prices had to go up but we have been told nothing.”
PENICUIK: The possible closure of Glencorse Barracks as the training division for the Scottish Infantry Division is “morally, culturally and politically unacceptable”, according to Derek Philips, press officer for Penicuik SNP. “There is already universal opposition to the amalgamation of the KSOB and the Royal Scots and the closure of Glencorse would be the final insult,” he added.
MIDLOTHIAN: Two Midlothian groups have been officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Newtongrange’s Phoenix Club for the Disabled and Midlothian Advice and Resource Centre (MARC) were both honoured at a reception held at Midlothian Council Chambers in Dalkeith. Midlothian Lord Lieutenant Patrick Prenter handed over the awards which give recognition to the unsung heroes in local communities.
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