Stories from our files
POLTON: Workers at William Tod and Co, Springfield Papermill, Polton, have been told that the mill will be closing down on March 25. This news was officially released after the directors had met trade union representatives on Monday. The number of workers involved is 168 and only a few will be offered employment with James Brown and Co, Penicuik (in the same group of companies as Springfield) and a few will remain at Springfield for maintenance purposes.
PENICUIK: The future of the army training depot at Glencorse looks to be secure. The Ministry of Defence is soon to announce changes in the training of young soldiers which will see the depot remain in business.
MIDLOTHIAN: Midlothian District Court could be moving into Edinburgh as part of a review of court services. In an effort to be cost-effective and efficient, the Scottish Court Service is proposing to locate sheriff and district courts, where practicable, within Sheriff Court houses. As a result, the district court, which recently moved to specially-refurbished rooms in Loanhead Town Hall, will move into the Edinburgh Sheriff Court building in Chambers Street. Consultation is now taking place with a move likely at the end of the year. It is expected that the new court, which would still be presided over by a Justice of the Peace, would cover both Midlothian and the capital. The Loanhead court was deemed not a viable option.
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