Hub to be focal point of Rosewell

Dreams of creating a community hub in Rosewell have taken a step closer to becoming reality.

Rosewell Development Trust (RDT) hopes to develop new facilities in the centre of the village as a focal point for the community.

The organisation is currently in negotiations with the Crown Estate over the transfer of land at the site of the Old Steading, just off Carnethie Street. Should a deal be struck, construction work could begin as early as this summer.

RDT is now launching a community consultation exercise which will gather residents’ thoughts on facilities and services that might be developed on the site.

Regeneration manager Dave Thomas explained: “Getting hold of the site is a major step forward and we really need local residents to engage in the survey.”

Read full story in the April 25 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.