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Midlothian Coding Collective

Midlothian Coding Collective

19 Oct 2016

Volunteer Midlothian’s Connect Online project and Library Services have received funding from the Scottish Government Digital Xtra Fund to run three coding clubs in Midlothian for ages 11-16.  The first club will start Tuesday 25th October at Dalkeith Library.  The club will use BBC micro:bits and run activities from the BBC micro:bit website.  This will be followed by clubs at Gorebridge and Mayfield Libraries.

To confirm your place at a club or to find out how to help, contact Una on 0131 660 1216 or email


Autumn Garden Event

11 Oct 2016

Midlothian Growing Together will be holding another family friendly garden event this October to celebrate summer in the garden. The event will take place between 1-3pm at the community garden in Dalkeith Country Park opposite St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 18 October. We will have activities for kids and refreshments available as well as a plant sale, seed swap and seed saving workshop. 

Please contact Kat on 0131 660 1216 or

Autumn Training Programme

26 Sep 2016

We have now launched our Autumn Training Programme for Volunteer Managers. We are offering a variety of low-cost training courses based on feedback from local organisations. Courses offered include Emergency First Aid, PVG Awareness and Evaluation Support Scotland workshops. 

To find out more please click here

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

23 Sep 2016

Our latest Recruitment Fair was held on Thursday 22 September at the Arts Centre in Dalkeith. The event was attended by over 100 local people and 20 organisations held stalls promoting their volunteering opportunities including: Sporting Memories Network, Marie Curie, Penicuik YMCA, Rosewell Development Trust, Home Link Family Support, Cats Protection & MELD (Mid and East Lothian Drugs).

Feedback from stallholders:

"Great day yesterday, lots of positive conversation with potential volunteers and great networking." Fiona Inglis, Rosewell Development Trust

"Very well organised. A worthwhile event. Made a few contacts with potential volunteers and other organisations. Will return next year." Kate Williamson, Glencorse Centre

"Well organised, good attendance, good opportunity to network with other third sector organisations." Neil Stoddart, RUTS

"Good networking opportunities as well as promotion. Lots of people said they were interested or would consider their options." Susan Kerr, Plusone Mentoring Midlothian

Feedback from interested volunteers:

"Good buzz about event & excellent assortment of opportunities. Well attended from a broad range of folk." 

"Very good choice of opportunities."

"Great to have all organisation in same room!"

"Really interesting! Very nice people."



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