Stories from our files
LOANHEAD: Loanhead Town Council this week accepted a recommendation from its Parks Committee to close the King George V Playing Field at weekends to give the ground a rest. The playing field will be closed from midday on Saturday until Monday morning, except for approved football matches, when the gates will be closed again immediately afterwards.
BUSH: Plans to build a £17 million research institute at the Bush Estate have been unveiled by the Animal Diseases Research Association (ADRA). This week Midlothian District Council received an application for outline planning permission to build the development within Technopole Science Park. ADRA is the parent body of the Moredun Research Institute which has occupied a site at Gilmerton since 1926. Moves to relocate the institute within the Technopole were first announced in June last year. During the past 10 months a relocation feasibility study has been carried out, based on the development of a new institute at New Milton Farm.
MIDLOTHIAN: Midlothian teenagers are failing to attain basic skills in literacy and numeracy, it has been claimed. The recently released figures for S2 pupils indicate that Midlothian is one of the worst performing areas in Scotland along with Glasgow, East Ayrshire and Clackmananshire.
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