Borders Railway Opening

All aboard to celebrate the Borders Railway opening!

Come along to the free community events on Saturday 5 September

  • Newton village green, EH22 1SW from 11am to 3.30pm
  • Edinburgh College, Eskbank, EH22 3FR, from 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Birkenside Park, Gorebridge, EH23 4JS from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • National Mining Museum of Scotland, EH22 4QN, from 11.00am to 4.00pm

Music  — refreshments — plenty of fun for all the family — Just turn up!

Visit for more details.

Midfest 2015: It’s bigger, brighter and better than ever!

Friday 4 to Sunday 13 September at venues across Midlothian

It’s the annual arts festival with extra sparkle! For details of the full programme and how to book, visit or pick up a programme from local libraries, council offices, schools, leisure centres and other outlets.

Music Fans

Midstock – Saturday 12 September, Dalkeith Country Park

 The hugely popular Midstock music festival is set to be bigger and better in 2015, with 11 acts headlined by the Fratellis, Fish and the Hoosiers.  Adult tickets are normally £40 but you can snap them up for £25…a saving of £15!  Visit Make your selection and enter the code MIDSTOCK25 at the checkout to receive your discount.

 Family Entertainment

 It’s fun… it’s FREE… it’s for all the family! 

Midfest Family Fun Day – Sunday 13 September, 11.30am until 7pm

Dalkeith Country Park

Attractions include the Royal Scots Pipe Band, Taiko Drummers, Funbox, Domestics, Skababs, Milestone, Beeslack High School Band and Samba Band, St David’s Brass Band.  There’ll also be food and drink, fairground attractions, arts and crafts stalls, and a community safety village.  Although the fun day is free, it is a ticketed event.  Visit to book