Calls for a different name for new school and community hub

Newbattle Centre under construction.
Newbattle Centre under construction.

Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council is calling on local people to come up with a different name for the under-construction Newbattle Centre.

Due to open in August 2018, the replacement Newbattle High School, with added community facilities, has been given the same title as the nearby three year old community hub Lasswade Centre.

However, speaking at last week’s Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council meeting, chairman Robert Hogg said: “I think we can seriously come up with a better name than Newbattle Centre.

“If the community puts forward an alternative Midlothian Council has said it will consider it.

“We will see what feedback we get from the community and discuss it at our December meeting. Then we will put it to Midlothian Council.

“Lasswade people were happy to accept Lasswade Centre but we want something better to inspire the children in this community.

“So we will see what we can come up with.”

To suggest an alternative name for the replacement school and community hub, go to