The BBC Scotland political panel discussion show is being recorded in Edinburgh on three occasions in the coming weeks and they are seeking audience members from as wide a political spectrum as possible. The dates are Sunday May 12th, Sunday June 2nd and Sunday June 9th, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. If you would like to be in the audience and possibly contribute to the discussion please follow this link https://bbc.in/2GNNb96
Following on from the announcement of a proposed film studio on Salters Road by the A68, an exhibition of the proposals was held in Woodburn Primary School on Thursday January 31st. Initial plans were shown. There is a great deal to commend this development, but some aspects of the initial proposals will need to be changed to make them acceptable, and local residents interests need to be protected. The most obvious issue is the proposed rerouting of the public path/cycle way to go right round the perimeter of the site, which is unacceptable.
Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian are conducting a survey to help them develop a strategy to ensure Social Enterprise activities can develop effectively. So whether you are involved in a community group that wants to do some trading, a local charity looking to increase financial sustainability, or a well-established social enterprise, your views will help shape this.You can find the survey at
Dalkeith and District Community Council are in active ongoing discussions with Midlothian Council officers after residents on Easter Langside Drive suffered damage and disturbance recently when contractors vehicles were being taken to the site of the new development at Wester Cowden.
At the November meeting of Dalkeith and District Community Council a report on the progress of the defibrillator project shows that most of the High Street will soon be within the required 150m distance from a 24hr accessible defibrillator.
After representations from the Community Council, speed bumps have been installed on Easter Langside Drive and the children’s playground warning sign moved so that it is now more visible.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has indicated that it is minded to reject Edinburgh Airport’s proposals for new flight paths around the airport. This won’t mean Dalkeith becomes free from aircraft noise immediately, but the threat of a concentrated flight path right over the town has been removed for the present.