Stories from our files
LOANHEAD: Loanhead’s handsome Burgh Chambers, built at a cost of nearly £40,000, will be officially opened next Wednesday by Mr Alex Eadie MP. It will be the fourth ‘home’ for Loanhead’s administration which began in a private dwelling house before being transferred to Clerk Street, later to Fountain Place and now to Elm Terrace.
MAYFIELD: Relief that Mayfield’s baby clinic, based at Bryans Primary School, is not to be turned into a clinic for the mentally ill has been tempered with a warning to school boards that Lothian Health Board many now be considering alternative school properties. Local councillor Peter Boyes said the health board never “came clean” about its plans. A public meeting in May on the matter led to unanimous opposition to the move.
DALKEITH: Work is set to begin on the A68 bypass in the next couple of weeks after the contract to complete the £40 million project was awarded, bringing to an end 14 months of campaigning by local groups who are against the new road.
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