Midlothian town centre projects given the green light

A number of local improvement projects have been given the go-ahead thanks to the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Capital Fund.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 1:00 pm
Jarnac Court in Dalkeith. Photo by Scott Louden.

They include regeneration work at Jarnac Court, Dalkeith (£160,000); improvements at Welfare Park, Newtongrange (£130,000); the provision of additional litter and salt bins across Midlothian (£34,700) and new lighting at Ironmills, Dalkeith (£6000).

The regeneration of Jarnac Court in Dalkeith town centre will include painting, improved lighting, new seating and paving repairs.

At Ironmills, two additional street lights will be installed on a remote footpath.

At Welfare Park, a new play area will be provided, along with new lighting and pathway improvements.

A new style of street litter bin - designed to properly capture litter and reduce the potential for wind-blown waste - will be installed at locations across Midlothian. More salt and grit bins will also be provided to help communities deal with winter weather conditions.

Contracts for the work will be awarded by the end of next month, with all four projects due to be completed by September.