On a recent visit to the Gorebridge Beacon, some photographs were taken which gives insight into the fantastic facilities that this building will provide the community with. (click on the photos to view larger images) View and feedback your comments below, or directly to the Trust via this form.
What a glorious day we had of it! Despite the bitter cold over 20 volunteers and archaeologists turned up this week to spend a day clearing vegetation around the little-known ruin of Newbyres castle in Gorebridge town centre. Newbyres castle was ‘adopted’ by the Adopt-a-Monument Scheme run by Archaeology Scotland […]
We now have a list of the names of 101 miners, men and boys, who died in the local coal mines. We are appealing to the community to help make sure that the list is accurate and representative of those who fell in the course of the work so rooted and integral to our hstory and […]
Great news – Newbyres castle has been accepted into the Adopt-a-Monument scheme. This is a nation-wide community archaeology scheme that provides practical advice, training and help raising funds. It has earmarked mid-December for the first stage of vegetation clearance. This will be done by a group of volunteer Edinburgh University archaeology students and led by […]
We are delighted to welcome Jane Burridge as Business Manager. Jane, who took over from Paul Renwick last month, is a professional architect with over 25 years project management experience in many diverse sectors from commercial office building design to community facilities. Past buildings she has been involved in include the BT Headquarters at Edinburgh Park and the Loch Lomond Gateway Centre while […]
During November, GCDT at 58 Main Street is a collection point for Midlothian Foodbank. We are open between 9am and 1pm, and the details of most needed items are seen in the posters below. The foodbank is much in need of items all year, but Christmas is a time that has an added need, with money stretched […]