Cash for gala day milestones in Midlothian

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Midlothian Council has agreed to offer extra financial support to help gala day and ‘special event’ organisers recognise milestone anniversaries.

After the council supported the centenary of the Newtongrange Gala day in 2013 with the award of £10,000, a request for additional support was received from Mayfield and Easthouses Gala Day committee to support their 25th anniversary this year.

Existing grant levels recognise small (Cousland, Edgehead, Middleton, Temple, Fala and Birkenside), medium (Roslin, Rosewell, Bilston, Danderhall, Pathhead and Poltonhall) and large (Penicuik, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Mayfield, Gorebridge, Loanhead and Newtongrange) events.

The three bands receive £750, £1,000 and £1,250 respectively.

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