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


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


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 any local groups that might be interested in applying.

The total funding available is £5761.




Carcant Moorfoot Community Fund Factsheet 2019 FINAL

2019 Carcant Moorfoot Community Fund poster

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.