Community Micro-Grants

Do you run a small group or club in the Moorfoot Community Council Area? Do you need funding for a small project? Moorfoot Community Council can now offer small grants to help you. Moorfoot Community Council Micro-Grants are awarded 3 times yearly to groups in the Moorfoot area to benefit the Moorfoot Community. These grantsContinue reading “Community Micro-Grants”


Venue Change

It has been decided to change the venue of Community Council meetings with effect from the October 2012 meeting as we feel that the Moorfoot Primary School staff room is not suitable when we have visitors attending (sometimes without prior planning). Meetings will now normally be held in the meeting room at North Middleton Village Hall onContinue reading “Venue Change”

Brass Band Concert

Moorfoot Community Council are organising their second Brass Band concert with Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band on Saturday 3rd December 2011 in North Middleton Village Hall at 7p.m. Everyone who attended the previous concert in April this year greatly enjoyed the evening, so we hope to see even more of you at this “mid winterContinue reading “Brass Band Concert”


The Scottish Community Foundation today announced the first five grants made from the SSE Moorfoot Community Fund. A panel of local residents worked with the Foundation to decide how the funds, generated by the Carcant Wind Farm, should be allocated. Borthwick SWRI received £1,000 to hold a formal dinner in North Middleton village hall toContinue reading “FIVE LOCAL GROUPS BENEFIT FROM WIND FARM FUND”

A7 Petition Update

As a result of the highly successful petition that Moorfoot Community Council raised last year, regarding concerns with the speed of traffic passing the A7 junction at North Middleton, and subsequent meetings between Community Councillors, local police and Midlothian Council, Councillor Wilma Chalmers agreed to provide funding for a warning sign from her budget. AsContinue reading “A7 Petition Update”

Spurlens Rig Wind Farm

There is a current planning application with Borders Council for a 6 mast Wind Farm to be located at “Spurlens Rig”, which is between Howgate and Leadburn. At 125m, these masts are taller than those of other Wind Farms in the area, and parts of them will be visible from various locations in the Moorfoot Community CouncilContinue reading “Spurlens Rig Wind Farm”

Moorfoot groups urged to apply for funding

A new charitable fund has been set up in the Moorfoot Community Council area. Local groups are being urged to come forward with projects that will foster community cohesion and benefit people living in the Moorfoot area. The 25 year fund – provided by SSE’s Carcant Wind Farm Fund – is worth approximately £4,600 aContinue reading “Moorfoot groups urged to apply for funding”

Small Grant Funding

SMALL PROJECTS REGENERATION FUND (SPRF) SPRF funding is available to constituted groups and organisations based and/or working in Midlothian. Priority will be given to projects which focus on: Tackling poverty and disadvantage  Promoting social inclusion and community-led development and regeneration  Work to develop the sustainability of new or existing social enterprises