Elections postponed

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have had to postpone elections until such time as the Community Council is able to meet face to face. When the lockdown is lifted we plan to re-advertise across the Moorfoot area.

In the meantime members of the Community Council will do their best to continue their roles remotely to support our rural communities. This will be to arrange ways and means to support local residents to maintain self-isolation and to access supplies of food, medicine as well as other necessities, and to offer both information and advice where helpful.

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 Moorfoot area resident on the electoral register is eligible to be nominated by two people and the only commitment is a willingness to attend regularly on the first Wednesday of each month when the Community Council meets (not January or July), usually in North Middleton Village Hall.
If you’re interested, please download the nomination form from the link above,  but printed copies are also available at Temple Village Hall and North Middleton Village Hall.
When completed, the form should be submitted by Wednesday 25th March by 12 noon in one of the following ways:

POST to:
Gillian Cousin
Senior Communities and Lifelong Learning Worker
Midlothian Council
Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
EH22 3ZG

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.

This point has been raised at Moorfoot Community Council meetings as well as at the Midlothian Federation of Community Councils but please come along if you are interested in discussing the proposal further.

For further details of the proposed Shared Ownership Scheme, please see the attached information.

Shared Ownership Scheme summary

25 September 6 – 7.30 pm Newbyres 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.

We are also looking for new members to join our group; come along to see if you would like to join the discussion and share ideas on how to maintain the Medical Centre as a facility able to serve the growing population of Gorebridge and its surrounding areas.

For the latest newsletter please see the link below:

Newbyres PPG Newsletter Sept 2019


Litter picks in progress

There is so much litter everywhere!

It’s hard not to notice the amount of rubbish that is scattered around us in rural areas. Some of us have started collecting litter from time to time to try to solve the problem.

Last year Moorfoot PTG organised a sponsored event with schoolchildren from Moorfoot Primary to collect litter by walking from Temple Village Hall to Gladhouse Reservoir. The event was well-attended and succeeded in raising funds for the school as well as clearing quite a few bags’ worth of rubbish from the verges.

If you would like to organise a regular litter pick in your area MCC can lend you Hi-Vis vests and litter pickers to help you collect litter safely and to raise awareness of the problem.


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


Wednesday 27th March 2019 11.30 to 1.00 pm

St John’s and Kings Park Church, Dalkeith                                                               (opposite Morrisons and beside Kings Park)

To launch this year’s edition of the Disabled People’s Directory 2019 and to establish the Disabled People’s Assembly there will be a meeting at St John’s and Kings Park Church in Dalkeith on the 27th March starting at 11.30.

Join us for the first meeting and to pick up your free copy of the Directory, produced by Forward Mid. There will be refreshments as well as lunch to follow, along with the opportunity to meet a number of representatives from local services, including councillors.

Please get in touch if you have transport issues as we will try to help.

RSVP — it helps to know numbers for catering

Eric, Margaret or Ross on 0131 663 9471