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).




Carrington Coffee Morning 16 June


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.

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 by the communities applying for a grant.

Voting opened on Saturday 25th May and closes on Friday 29th June.


How to vote:

  1. Search for Calor Gas Grants or click on the link https://www.calor.co.uk/communityfund/
  2. Click on ‘Community Fund’
  3. NOTE: You will have to register before you will be allocated 10 votes. This can be difficult to see on the Home page where the link to ‘Register’ on the drop down menu is in very light text
  4. Locate the Moorfoot project by searching with the keyword ‘Moorfoot
  5. Enter your vote

It would also be greatly appreciated if anyone who uses social media could invite their friends or anyone else who is interested in this project to vote for Moorfoot.

With many thanks for your support!

Moorfoot Community Council

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
  • What is the Local Development Plan and how is it produced?
  • Development Planning vs Community Planning
  • ways for residents and local communities to be more engaged with the Planning Process and present their aims more effectively

This event will take place on

Saturday 5th May at Penicuik Town Hall 9:30 – 15:45

Booking is essential: 


The full programme for this event can be seen here: MFCC Planning Seminar 20185

Further details can also be obtained from the organiser of the seminar:

Bill Kerr-Smith (Chair, Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau and of Eskbank & Newbattle Community Council)