Message from the editor

Dear Reader,

I can now officially announce that, on June 22, the Advertiser’s office in Dalkeith High Street will close. Although our team will be based seven miles down the road at our head office in Holyrood, I can assure you that we will continue to work at the heart of the community.

We will continue to represent your interests at public meetings; to visit schools, homes, businesses and community organisations; and to champion the cause of local issues.

Like many others, our business has been hit by the current economic challenges and we’ve been compelled to find ways of saving money.

It wasn’t a decision that was taken lightly but, ultimately, it came down to a choice between buildings or people. The good news is that nobody will be losing their job as part of the move. We will still have a dedicated team producing newspapers for Midlothian and East Lothian, we’ll simply be working from a different office. We are currently exploring ways of helping reporters work out in the field, so you should be seeing even more of us, rather than less. Watch out for details of when and where you can pop along to meet your local reporter.

Copy that is hand-delivered to our Dalkeith office will be collected regularly and post will be redirected. Contact phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our newspapers. If you would like to discuss the implications of this announcement, don’t hesitate to get in touch – my direct number is 0131 561 6615 or email

Jo Robinson