MCC Election: final call for nominees

Wednesday 4 November 2020 NOMINATION FORM link below Although we held our election at last month’s meeting, we are still short of the numbers needed to make the Community Council viable. This means it will be formally dissolved at the next meeting in November, and cannot be restarted without at least 20 members from theContinue reading “MCC Election: final call for nominees”


Join the Community Council

Deadline for nomination forms — Wednesday 25th March 12 noon Moorfoot Community Council is looking for new members to join from 1st April, the date of our next monthly meeting. If you would like to help your local community make its voice heard by Midlothian Council and other bodies, please think about joining. Any MoorfootContinue reading “Join the Community Council”

Wull Muir wind farm proposal

Wull Muir Wind Farm Proposal to include share ownership scheme New application for 8 x 130m turbines just inside Scottish Borders, on Moorfoot escarpment.  The developer, Energie Kontor, is offering a Shared Ownership Scheme run through a Community Interest Company.  This could be a Midlothian-wide scheme with significant benefits for funding of community projects. ThisContinue reading “Wull Muir wind farm proposal”

25 September 6 – 7.30 pm Newbyres PPG Open Evening

NEWBYRES MEDICAL GROUP PPG OPEN EVENING There will be an open evening at Newbyres Medical Practice in Gorebridge where patients are invited to come along and meet members of the Patient Participation Group (PPG). You will also have a chance to meet the new Practice Manager as well as a few of the practice GPs.Continue reading “25 September 6 – 7.30 pm Newbyres PPG Open Evening”

Midlothian Disabled People’s Assembly 27th March 11.30-1.00, Dalkeith

MIDLOTHIAN DISABLED PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY LAUNCH Wednesday 27th March 2019 11.30 to 1.00 pm St John’s and Kings Park Church, Dalkeith                                                               (opposite Morrisons and beside KingsContinue reading “Midlothian Disabled People’s Assembly 27th March 11.30-1.00, Dalkeith”

Carcant Community Fund applications deadline SOON! – 29th May 2019

CARCANT (MOORFOOT) COMMUNITY FUND Applications for the 2019 funding cycle have a submission deadline of 29th May. Decisions on grant applications will be made on 17th July. More information on the Fund can be found below, along with links to the announcement poster, application form and fact sheet. Please feel free to share with anyContinue reading “Carcant Community Fund applications deadline SOON! – 29th May 2019”

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 tourContinue reading “Borthwick Castle Open Weekend: 9th-10th March 2019”

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 lightContinue reading “Burns Ceilidh at Temple Village Hall Saturday 26th January”

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 belowContinue reading “IMPORTANT: limited appointments available at Newbyres Medical Group 10/12/18 to 13/12/18”

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 CarringtonContinue reading “Defibrillator training 1 November N. Middleton Village Hall”

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 themContinue reading “Proposal for Wull Muir Wind Farm”

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 withContinue reading “Carrington Coffee Morning 16 June”

VOTE for a Defibrillator grant for the Moorfoot Community

Moorfoot Community Council have applied to a Calor Gas Rural Community Fund for a £5,000 grant towards the cost of installing a defibrillator in each of Carrington, Temple and North Middleton. This is a competitive UK wide fund. The applications will be judged by a Calor Gas panel on the basis of votes recorded byContinue reading “VOTE for a Defibrillator grant for the Moorfoot Community”

Midlothian Planning Seminar 5th May

Midlothian Federation of Community Councils (MFCC) has organised an event to introduce the planning application process and to explain the ways in which community groups can engage with this process. There will be a number of guest speakers to cover a range of topics, including: criteria for making comments and objections to planning applications WhatContinue reading “Midlothian Planning Seminar 5th May”

Have your say on the landscapes of Moorfoot

Midlothian Council has published its draft supplementary guidance on Special Landscape Areas across the county and is looking for comments from the public. Special Landscape Areas are areas of high scenic value where greater controls are imposed on development to ensure that the character of the landscape is maintained. There are seven designated SLAs inContinue reading “Have your say on the landscapes of Moorfoot”

Inspection of headstones at Temple Old Kirk churchyard

Midlothian Council Land and Countryside Management aims to inspect the headstones in local churchyards every five years. Now that we are clear of the snow and very cold weather a contractor has been scheduled to re-erect some of the older headstones at the bottom of the cemetery within the next month. It has been fourContinue reading “Inspection of headstones at Temple Old Kirk churchyard”