Midlothian construction firm Crummock collapses in jobs blow

Construction firm Crummock has collapsed into receivership, with almost 300 jobs set to be lost.

Ringtons have invested �250,000 in a new sales office for its doorstep delivery business at Dalhousie Business Park. Pictured are staff members  Stephen, Yvonne and Tristan. Pic taken 21/05/18

Company has a nice ring to it

Tea and coffee expert Ringtons has relocated its Edinburgh sales office to a new purpose-designed home at Dalhousie Business Park.

Penicuik Town Square

Breakfast meeting brings town together

Penicuik’s next business breakfast, in association with Crystal FM, will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at The Craigie (7.30am to 8.50am).

Jim Toye, Louise Toye, Christina Demarco and Luci Toye at "Luci's", a family-run restaurant that is opening soon in Lasswade High Street

Restaurant business is in Louise’s blood

The owner of a new restaurant set to open in Lasswade revealed its her dream come true to continue her family’s tradition in the trade.

Roslin Innovation Centre Easter Bush where Synpromics are based

Roslin-based biotech firm to expand work

A Midlothian medical research company has been awarded a £1.9 million grant to expand its programme of cell and gene therapy.

Wintry conditions for sheep near Leadburn in January.

MSP welcomes winter cash

Christine Grahame MSP has said the SNP Government’s additional £250,000 support for farmers and crofters following the harsh winter will help relieve pressure on farmers in Midlothian.

Poundworld in Falkirk High Street.

Poundworld to close around 100 stores

Discount chain Poundworld is pursuing a restructuring plan that could see it shut around a third of its stores, putting more than 1500 jobs in doubt.

A train pulling into Newtongrange Train Station.

Railway extension remains on the table

The Borders Transport Corridors study draft report recommends that the Borders Railway extension option remains open.

The Forth Bridge (Pic: Jane Barlow)

Disused railway tunnel at Forth Bridge filled in

A disused railway tunnel near the Forth Road Bridge has been filled in – without anyone knowing work was being done!

The event will take place at Loanhead Library, in Loanhead Centre 5/3/18

Have you been thinking of flying solo?

Have you ever thought about starting your own business, working for yourself or making money in your spare time?

Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60 million.

A train passing through Newtongrange on the Borders Railway.

Railway figures welcomed

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed new figures released by Transport Scotland about the Borders Railway.

Specsavers in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith is about to undergo a major refit

Redevelopment work in sight for Dalkeith opticians

A local opticians has set its sights on delivering world-class eyecare as work begins on its £200,000 redevelopment and extension.

Adam Montgomery

Rail-ly nice tribute planned

It has been suggested that any potential new railway line from Penicuik to Edinburgh be named ‘The Montgomery Line’, after former Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery.

Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

Scott Newby from Bonnyrigg.

Aiming to get to the core of consulting

A Bonnyrigg man has launched a new consulting business in Edinburgh and is looking for others to join him in his venture.

The month-long programme of digital training events was launched by businesses from the Scottish Borders and Midlothian at Dalhousie Castle.

Digital boost for business

Businesses in the Scottish Borders and Lothians are being urged to boost their digital skills as part of Scottish Tourism Month.

Additional carriages will be added to train services on Saturday for the rugby.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Additional train carriages for Scotland v England rugby

Extra carriages are to be added to train services for rugby fans travelling to Scotland’s sell-out Six Nations game at BT Murrayfield this weekend.

Inflation cooled in February as the impact of the Brexit-hit pound eased. Picture:John Devlin

Ten days left to use old paper notes

You only have until next week to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

The Lothian Bus service number 40 at Hardengreen Tesco, Dalkeith

Bus stop taken off route

One of the most popular stops on one of the few cross-Midlothian bus routes is to be dropped when the service switches to a different operator later this month.

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