Midlothian bells ring out for Olympics

Newbattle Church is taking part in the countrywide ringing of bells to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games tomorrow (Friday).

The bell at the 18th century church will be rung for three minutes from 8.12am by members of the church and their families.

It is part of a national event - the idea of Turner-prize winning artist and musician Martin Creed, who is inviting people across the nation to ring bells at the same time - whether it’s church bells, town hall bells, bicycle bells or even door bells.

Are you planning anything to mark the Olympics? Let us know - midlothianadvertiser@jnlothian.co.uk