Advertiser to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

The Midlothian Advertiser will benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Mike Russell speaking at the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce event at Dalhousie Castle.

Make your Brexit concerns known

Local businessmen and women have been urged to make their concerns about Brexit known to the Scottish Government.

A packed public meeting of 200 residents was held in Pathhead Community Hall last Thursday.

Locals call for a fare bus service

A packed public meeting was held last week in Pathhead to discuss council proposals to remove a subsidy for a “vital” local transport link.

RBS plans to close branches in Bonnyrigg and Penicuik

Midlothian RBS branches targeted for closure

The Bonnyrigg and Penicuik branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland are among 62 in Scotland under threat of closure.

Cross Borders Brewing Company on stage collecting their award for Business Start Up of The Year 2017 at the MELCC Awards.
Photo: Left to Right: Jonny Wilson, Maurice Munckton, Gary Munckton

Brewing up more success

Dalkieth-based microbrewery Cross Borders Brewing Company continues to brew up a storm, recently picking up more recognition.

From left to right are: Marie Arthur of Newbyres Nursery in Gorebridge, the nursery received a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) grant, Stephanie Walker and Michaela Jackson both of the Gorebridge Trust, CARS project manager Rod Lugg, Grant Ballantine, Midlothian Council's lead conservation officer, Patrick Nicol, Alan Staff and Dodie Piddock, all of Apex Scotland and Lindley Kirkpatrick, the ScotRail Alliances Borders Railway Programme Executive. In front are, from left to right, Midlothian Council's cabinet member for economic development, Cllr Russell Imrie and Humza Yousaf Minister for Transport and the Islands with Jack Hardie, 4, Oliver Green, 4, and Calli Halleran, 4, all of Newbyres Nursery.

Funding on track to revitalise areas

Major funding has been secured to revitalise the centre of Gorebridge and turn a disused building at Newtongrange railway station into a community space and bistro.

Mohammed Akram MBE who owns The Abbey Granary in Newbattle Rd, Newtongrange.

Former pub offered to the local community as a cafe

The owner of the old Abbey Granary pub in Newtongrange is offering the premises out to the community to run as a cafe or a restaurant.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Stoats in Loanhead to announce the company as Scotlands 1,000th Living Wage-accredited employer.

First Minister visits Stoats

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week visited Loanhead-based company Stoats - Scotland’s 1000th Living Wage-accredited employer.

Euro Garages' Five Barred Gate Service Station near Preston.

Plans submitted for new filling station

Plans have been submitted to deliver a new petrol filling station alongside a drive-thru coffee shop and drive-thru restaurant in Midlothian.

Board members:Neville Suttle, Derek Rosie, Roger Kelly, and Martin Meteyard of The Storehouse.

Storehouse unveils survival strategy

Penicuik Storehouse has unveiled a three-part survival strategy as it continues its campaign to keep the business community store afloat.

Left to right, Phil Bowen, John Hackett and Tom Donaldson of One Dalkeith with Midlothian Councils cabinet member for economic development, Cllr Russell Imrie.

Business district plans a step closer

A scheme to create a Business Improvement District in Dalkeith like the one in Penicuik is a step closer thanks to a £40,000 investment.

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station.

More calls for Borders Railway extension

Further calls have been made to extend the Borders Railway, at a meeting of the group which fought for the return of the line.

Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards winners 2017.

Local businesses pick up chamber awards

This year Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards took place last week, recognising local businesses for their hard work and achievements.

The staff at Golf Clubs 4 Cash.

Growing business looking to expand

With the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards taking place tonight (Thursday), we take a look at another local nominee.

Macsweens Haggis factory in Bilston Industrial Estate, Loanhead.

Haggis back on Canadian menu

Haggis will be exported to Canada for the first time in almost 50 years, after Loanhead-based Macsween developed a new recipe that meets regulations.


BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Staff at Ross's of Edinburgh Confectionary company up for an award at the East Lothian and Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017.

Firm hopes for taste of sweet success

An iconic confectionery brand, which had been destined to disappear after over 100 years but was saved by a local businessman, is now in the running for an award at this year’s Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards.

Kerrylyn Bell from Temple. Her candle making business has been shortlisted for an award from Stylist Magazine that could win her �20,000 to grow the business.

Carrying the can for award

A Temple woman’s candle making business is up for a Stylist Magazine Award, which includes a £20,000 prize to help a company grow.

The interior for Edinburgh will take inspiration from the newly opened Gaucho Birmingham

Bonnyrigg chef to return home

Restaurant chain Gaucho plan to open an Argentinian steak restaurant in Edinburgh mid-November, signalling a homecoming for chef director Jamie Robertson.

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