Meeting called to discuss Glencorse

Midlothian MP Owen Thompson (SNP)
Midlothian MP Owen Thompson (SNP)

Midlothian MP Owen Thompson (SNP) is inviting his Midlothian constituents to meet with him to discuss their thoughts and concerns on the proposed closure of Glencorse Barracks in 2032.

Mr Thompson will be hosting the meeting this Saturday (November 19) at 11am at Shottstown Miners’ Club in Penicuik.

He said: “It has been a week since the shock announcement that the Glencorse base in Penicuik will be shut, along with seven other military bases in Scotland. And it still feels as if Scotland is being kept in the dark about the reasons behind these actions, and their ramifications. Considering the serious and detrimental impact this closure will have on the local community and economy, that is disappointing to say the least.

“I would invite Midlothian constituents with concerns about the closure to join me this Saturday. I will share any information I have gathered, as well as asking for the community’s thoughts that I can feedback to the Ministry of Defence and use to determine the next step forward.”

Those in need of further information, or who are not able to attend but have questions or comments on the proposed closure, should contact Mr Thompson’s office at or 0131 663 9675.