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Moorfoot Community Council represents the Midlothian Villages of Borthwick, Carrington, North Middleton & Temple, together with the surrounding landward area up to the Moorfoot hills.

Important NEWS: Please click the recent posts links at the right, or scroll down this page, for information on recent events and consultations, especially those that are open for comment where you can make your voice heard.

The aim of this website is to keep you informed of what is happening in the Community Council, and what might affect you if you live in this part of Scotland.  Scroll down this page for information on opportunities and events which are one-off or have a specific date, and see the page tabs at the top for more permanent information.

The Community Councillors need your feedback, so if there is anything which you feel we should know about, or if there is any information missing from our publications, please let us know.

Remember that we do this on a voluntary basis, so we may not be able to respond immediately to your concerns.

Community Council meetings are held most months, so you can always come along and let us know your views in person.  It is helpful if you let us know in advance so we can plan the meeting. Please email secretary@moorfoot.org.uk

In 2018, meetings will be held first Wednesday every month but NOT January or July. Most are at Middleton Village  Hall from 7pm to 9pm.  Some will be at Temple Village hall or Carrington Village hall, at the same times. See the calendar page for dates.

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Borthwick Castle Open Weekend: 9th-10th March 2019

Borthwick Castle Open Weekend
Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March 2019.
Tour times on both days: 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1.30 pm and 3 pm.

Borthwick Castle opens its doors for one weekend only. See the Great Hall, the bedchamber of Mary Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell’s cannon damage, the beautifully furnished State Room, and much more on our tour of the Castle with our resident historian.

Although this event is fully booked, please contact Kieran Rose, Front of House Manager to be put on the waiting list.
His contact details are:
01875 820514 and kieran@borthwickcastle.com
Please also see the website for further information about this and other upcoming events.

Burns Ceilidh at Temple Village Hall Saturday 26th January

Burns Ceilidh at Temple Village Hall on Saturday 26th January

7.30 supper // 8.30 dancing

TICKETS: £12 adults // £5 children age 12+ // primary school children free

 

Temple Village Hall welcomes back the amazing Shandoneers  for a ceilidh to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday 26th January.

The evening will start with a light supper at 7.30 followed by music at 8.30.

For tickets and more information please contact Sandy Delap on 830253.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: limited appointments available at Newbyres Medical Group 10/12/18 to 13/12/18

Newbyres Medical Group Newsletter December 2018

An IMPORTANT IT UPGRADE is taking place Monday 10th December to Thursday 13th December at Newbyres Medical Group in Gorebridge

This means only urgent appointments will be available and no pre-booked appointments can be scheduled.

For more information on alternative arrangements during this week please see the link below to download the December Newsletter in full:

PPG Patient newsletter Dec 2018

Defibrillator training 1 November N. Middleton Village Hall

Thursday 1 November at 7.30 pm in North Middleton Village Hall

Defibrillator training will be given by a representative from the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The training is expected to last for about two hours and is primarily for North Middleton residents and those in the area close by.

Other training dates for Temple and Carrington along with further sessions at North Middleton will be arranged and advertised.

If you would like to attend this session or are interested in future sessions please contact katie.buxton@btinternet.com or phone 01875 821 859 asap.

 

 

 

Proposal for Wull Muir Wind Farm

18/01164/PAN | Wind farm of up to 9 No turbines up to 150m high to tip with a capacity of up to 49.9 MW | Land North Of Carcant Lodge (Wull Muir Wind Farm) Heriot Scottish Borders

The developers for this project, ENERGIEKONTOR, will be scheduling a meeting at Temple Village Hall to introduce their plans and discuss them with local residents.

For more details please see the Scottish Borders council link below which has the documents submitted for the initial Planning Application Notice (PAN).

https://eplanning.scotborders.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PEKONUNT08G00

 

 

Carrington Coffee Morning 16 June

COFFEE MORNING IN CARRINGTON

Saturday 16 June: 11.00 – 12.30

A fundraising event for the installation of a defibrillator in the disused telephone kiosk in Carrington that will be combined with support from the British Heart Foundation.

All are welcome to share coffee, tea and home-made cakes!

If you would like to help, either with donations of baking or by assisting on the day, please get in touch with Rosie Newlands on 01875 830279.