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LOANHEAD 350
Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the grant of Loanhead's Royal Charter
1669 – 2019

In May 1669 King Charles II granted a Charter giving full power, privilege and liberty to Sir John Nicolson of Lasswade, his heirs and assignees and to the inhabitants and indwellers, present and to come, of the town and village of Loanhead to have and hold a market cross, with a weekly market day each Tuesday and with a free fair each year, to commence on 8 October and to continue for the period of three days. The Charter was confirmed by an Act of the Scottish Parliament later in 1669. This was of course a highly significant development in the early history of Loanhead.

The tercentenary of the grant of the Charter was marked in appropriate fashion in 1969 with events arranged by the then Loanhead Town Council. To mark the 350th anniversary, the Gala Committee has co-ordinated a programme of events arranged by various other groups, organisations, public bodies and even some local businesses which, when amalgamated with the annual Gala celebrations, extends to almost 100 events over the period from late May to the final week in June. A primary aim of the programme of events is to highlight the wide range of activities currently taking place in Loanhead and provide opportunities for more local residents to become actively involved.

The 350th anniversary arises at a time of considerable challenge for Loanhead. The green fields which previously separated us from Edinburgh have all but disappeared under various new developments on both sides of the city by-pass. Elsewhere in Midlothian, only a few remaining fields currently prevent Rosewell, Poltonhall, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Woodburn, Easthouses, Mayfield, Newtongrange and Gorebridge becoming one continuous built up area where it is difficult to tell where one town or village ends and the next one begins. With large developments around Loanhead, Bilston, Roslin and the eastern end of Penicuik either already taking place or soon to occur, it appears a similar situation is likely to develop along the A701 corridor.

Loanhead has a long and proud history. We don't wish to become an Edinburgh suburb or just another part of an urban sprawl in Midlothian. Aside from celebrating the historical significance of what occurred 350 years ago, Loanhead 350 is part of an attempt to preserve our identity as a separate community. It is an opportunity to find out more about our history and traditions, to welcome new residents into our community and to encourage everyone in and around Loanhead to play a full part in the life of our town.
Please support as many of the events as possible. There is much to enjoy and hopefully many of you might discover at least one new group or activity which you may wish to be part of going forward.

See events below with red headers
 

The Link in Loanhead (formerly The Kabin) is now under new management and taking bookings. Come and enjoy a coffee and some fresh baking or lunch in our cafe, open Monday - Thursday 9-3pm, Friday 9-12pm, Saturday 3-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm, while the wee ones play in our fabulous 3-level soft play. We offer a fun soft play birthday party package and have a growing list of community groups and activities for all ages. We also have two freshly-painted multi-purpose rooms available for bookings for classes, groups or functions. Our community garden and outdoor spaces are undergoing some re-design, and we will soon have a brand new playground right next door.

Pop in, check us out on Twitter and Facebook @LinkLoanhead, or phone us on 0131 448 0103.

 
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June 2019
Sat 1st June

LOANHEAD 350 – A CELEBRATION IN FLOWERS - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Parish Church, The Loan. 11.00 am – 4.00 pm. The history of Loanhead depicted in a series of beautiful floral displays and arrangements. There will also be a display of photographs of old Loanhead. In addition, guest organist, Joan Proven, will perform an organ recital at 3.00 pm. Admission £3, children free (includes refreshments). Proceeds to Gala funds. Organisers – Loanhead Parish Church. View photos from Flower Festival on Loanhead Parish Church web site

THE HISTORY, HERE AND NOW OF SPRINGFIELD MILL AND MAVISBANK - a Loanhead 350 event
Meet at entrance to Springfield Mill Local Nature Reserve, Polton, EH18 1JZ. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Join the Ranger Service and Friends of Springfield Mill for a little ramble of 2 miles around these two beautiful next door neighbours set deep in the North Esk Valley. Suitable for all ages. Free, but pre-booking essential, call 01875 821716 (Fri – Mon). Organisers – Midlothian Ranger Service.

FOOTBALL FESTIVAL - a Loanhead 350 event
Burghlee Park at 10.00 am. A 5-a-side football event for 2011 boys (7-8 years) involving around 10 teams from clubs in the Midlothian, East Lothian, South East Edinburgh and Borders areas. Organisers – Loanhead Miners' Youth FC.

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

MIXED TRIPLES BOWLING FOR THE LOANHEAD 350 CUP - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Bowling Club, Kennington Avenue from 10.00 am. Teams comprising 2 men and 1 woman or 2 women and 1 man from the members of Loanhead Bowling Club, Loanhead MW Bowling Club and Polton Bowling Club will compete in a special competition for the Loanhead 350 Cup. Entry fee £6 per team. Entries can be made at any of the participating clubs. Closing date for entries, Friday 24 May 2019. Organisers – Loanhead Bowling Club in conjunction with Loanhead MW Bowling Club and Polton Bowling Club.

Sun 2nd June

MAVISBANK DETECTIVES! FAMILY TRAIL - a Loanhead 350 event
Down in a hidden valley on the River Esk is Mavisbank – a 300 year old ruined house full of secrets and stories waiting to be explored! Come along at 11.00 am to join an exciting trail discovering strange buildings, searching for old pathways, and hunting for clues about the past! Free, but limited space and booking is required – contact Ross@elgt.org.uk / 0131 445 4025. All children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult and sturdy footwear is essential! Meet onsite at the interpretation panel off the riverside path. Access from Loanhead via Polton Road, with limited parking at the bridge in Polton and Mavisbank just a short walk along the riverside path. Organisers – The Mavisbank Trust.

SUNNY SPRINGFIELD
SUMMER POND DIP
- a Loanhead 350 event
Springfield Mill Local Nature Reserve, Polton EH18 1JZ. 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm. Follow the signs to the Ranger where you will take a dip into the deep for newts, fish and watery mini beasts. No need to bring any fishing clobber as we have nets, trays and magnifiers to explore for the afternoon. Free and suitable for all ages. No pre-booking required – just drop in. Organisers – Midlothian Ranger Service.

Mon 3rd June BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.


Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Mondays 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Tue 4th June PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – LOANHEAD FACES - a Loanhead 350 event
An exhibition of photographs of Loanhead people from previous eras will be held in Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, during normal library opening hours. Continues until Thursday 27 June. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee in conjunction with Loanhead Library.


Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Tuesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

Men’s Shed Group Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Wed 5th June

BOXING CLUB – OPEN NIGHT - a Loanhead 350 event
Boxing Gym in MacTaggart Scott Works' Canteen, Hunter Avenue, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Come along and find out more about the MacTaggart Scott Boxing Club. New junior and adult boxers welcome. We also offer boxercise (no contact) classes. Organisers – MacTaggart Scott Boxing Club.

WALKING FOOTBALL - a Loanhead 350 event
Bayne Memorial Hall, Burghlee Crescent. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. New participants welcome for this fun fitness activity for over 50's. Organisers – Loanhead Miners' Youth FC.

MINI BEASTIE HUNTING
FOR TINY TODDLERS
- a Loanhead 350 event
Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve, EH20 9NH. Meet at entrance to Straiton Pond, opposite McDonalds. 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm. Suitable for under 5's. Join the Ranger Service to make a collection of the weird and wonderful bug and insect life in the woodlands and water. Free, but pre-booking is essential. Call 01875 821716 (Fri – Mon). Organisers – Midlothian Ranger Service.

BRASS BAND CONCERT - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Miners' Club (Main Hall). The Loan. 7.30 pm. Featuring MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Band, Loanhead Youth Brass Band and Loanhead Brass Roots. Tickets £6 (under 16's free). Tickets available on the door. Organisers – MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Band.

ARMY CADETS' OPEN EVENING - a Loanhead 350 event
Army Cadet HQ, King George V Park (behind the Leisure Centre). 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm. In addition to welcoming everyone to gain an insight into the activities of the Army Cadet Force, there will be an inflatable obstacle course to try out and refreshments will be available. Organisers – 36 (Loanhead) Platoon, Army Cadet Force.

LEARN DIGITAL SKILLS WORKSHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. If you need help to get more from your tablet or smartphone, then come along to this friendly drop-in interactive workshop and of course enjoy a cuppa too! Organisers – Volunteer Midlothian.

JUDO – OPEN FREE SESSION - a Loanhead 350 event
Croft Suite, The Loan. 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm. Come along and try the Olympic sport of Judo. It's fun, keeps you fit and builds confidence. Free introductory lesson. Organisers – Infin 8 Judo, Loanhead's local community Judo Club.



Milestones Jog Scotland

Wednesday at 7.30pm (Loanhead)
This is a running group for beginners. Contact Catriona Whitelaw for details of exact meeting point prior to first attendance, as venue may vary.
email: runmilestones@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Milestones Jog Scotland
Thu 6th June LEGO CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 3.30 pm. A kids and bricks' club for ages 8+ (or accompanied by an adult) with weekly challenges. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

KNIT & KNATTER - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Maybe you're an experienced knitter. Whatever category you might fall into, this group is for you. Be part of our "Yarn Bombing" task and help brighten up Loanhead for the Loanhead 350 celebrations. Organisers – Loanhead Library.


Men’s Shed Group
Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Fri 7th June

PARADYKES PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER FUN DAY - a Loanhead 350 event
Paradykes Primary School, Mayburn Avenue. 9.30 am – 11.30 am.
Lots of fun with stalls, games, inflatables, entertainment, hot dogs, refreshments, ice cream van and lots more. Organisers – Paradykes Primary School Parent Council.

TEA & CHAT - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Parish Church, The Loan. 10.00 am. All welcome. Organisers – Loanhead Parish Church.

CODING CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Learn how to create your own interactive stories, games, music, websites, and more! Ages 8+. Booking required – contact Loanhead Library – loanhead.library@midlothian.gov.uk / 0131 444 9032. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

BREWERY TOUR - a Loanhead 350 event
Stewart Brewing, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate at 7.00 pm. Join us for a 2 hour tour of our brewery which will include up to five beers, nibbles, the history of Stewart Brewing, plus an opportunity to quiz your tour guide on any beer related questions that pop into your head. £15 per person. Book online at https://www.stewartbrewing.co.uk/brewery/brewery-tours. Organisers – Stewart Brewing.

JUDO – OPEN FREE SESSION - a Loanhead 350 event
Croft Suite, The Loan. 2.45 pm – 3.30 pm. Come along and try the Olympic sport of Judo. It's fun, keeps you fit and builds confidence. Free introductory lesson. Organisers – Infin 8 Judo, Loanhead's local community Judo Club.

Sat 8th June

POP UP SHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Fountain Green. 9.30 am – 11.30 am. Your chance to obtain tickets for Gala events such as the Tea Dance and the Teddy Bears' Picnic, bunting, copies of the programme supplement and copies of the new book on Loanhead's history. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

THE HOP RUN - a Loanhead 350 event
3 waves of start times: 12.30 pm, 1.15 pm & 2.00 pm. In association with Durty Events, Stewart Brewing bring you the 10K Hop Run, beginning at Rosslyn Chapel and finishing at the brewery in Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, where there will be live music, street food and, of course, a celebratory beer waiting for you. Over 18's only to run, but under 18's welcome to cheer you on at the finish line at Stewart Brewing where you are welcome to stay and enjoy the music and beer until 8.00 pm. Enter online https://www.durtyevents.com/event/hoprun/ £30 pp (includes event t-shirt, bottle opener medal, your first beer and entertainment at Stewart Brewing HQ all day). Entries close Sunday 2 June 2019.

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

Sun 9th June

THE LINK OPEN DAY - a Loanhead 350 event
The Link, 5 Mayburn Walk. 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Join us at The Link for food and refreshments and see what we have to offer. With stalls, activities and performances from our user groups, outdoor entertainment and a bouncy castle. We may even have a celebrity guest along to open our event! Organisers – LASC Childcare Services.

COMMUNITY PLANTING EVENT - a Loanhead 350 event
Fountain Green. 12.00 noon. Midlothian Council is no longer planting out flower beds at locations such as Fountain Green. We are community volunteers who have taken on the planting and subsequent maintenance of these prominent public flower beds. Come along and help us plant out the flower beds for the summer and find out more about our plans to keep Loanhead looking its best. More information is available on our facebook page. Organisers – Friends of Fountain Green.

Mon 10th June

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

LOCAL HISTORY WALK - a Loanhead 350 event
Join local historian and author Alan McLaren for a walk back in time in Loanhead's High Street. 6.30 pm for approximately one hour. This is a free event, but places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Call 0131 440 3830 to book. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be re-scheduled. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.



Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Mondays 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Tue 11th June

NEW AGE CURLING - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Avenue. 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm. Come along and try this fun activity for over 50's. £2 per person. No booking required. Organisers – Ageing Well, Midlothian Council Sport & Leisure.

BRAW BLETHERS - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm. Come along to this reading group with a difference. The group get together to read and tell stories, using poems, song lyrics, fiction and news articles to spark conversation. Have a cuppa and a good blether. All welcome. Organisers – Loanhead Library.



Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Tuesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

Men’s Shed Group Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Wed 12th June

HISTORY WALK AT MAVISBANK - a Loanhead 350 event
Join the Mavisbank Trust at 11.00 am for a guided walk exploring Mavisbank, a house and grounds with almost 300 years of history. Enjoy walking in the peaceful grounds and find out a little about the fascinating history of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik's summer villa. Free, but limited space and booking is required – contact Ross@elgt.org.uk / 0131 445 4025. All children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult and sturdy footwear is essential! Meet onsite at the interpretation panel off the riverside path. Access from Loanhead via Polton Road, with limited parking at the bridge in Polton and Mavisbank just a short walk along the riverside path. Organisers – The Mavisbank Trust.

WALKING FOOTBALL - a Loanhead 350 event
Bayne Memorial Hall, Burghlee Crescent. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. New participants welcome for this fun fitness activity for over 50's. Organisers – Loanhead Miners' Youth FC.

LEARN DIGITAL SKILLS WORKSHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. If you need help to get more from your tablet or smartphone, then come along to this friendly drop-in interactive workshop and of course enjoy a cuppa too! Organisers - Volunteer Midlothian.

JUDO – OPEN FREE SESSION - a Loanhead 350 event
Croft Suite, The Loan. 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm. Come along and try the Olympic sport of Judo. It's fun, keeps you fit and builds confidence. Free introductory lesson. Organisers – Infin 8 Judo, Loanhead's local community Judo Club.



Milestones Jog Scotland

Wednesday at 7.30pm (Loanhead)
This is a running group for beginners. Contact Catriona Whitelaw for details of exact meeting point prior to first attendance, as venue may vary.
email: runmilestones@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Milestones Jog Scotland
Thu 13th June

LOANHEAD HEALTH WALK - a Loanhead 350 event
Meet at Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Avenue. 10.00 am. The walk is a free activity for over 50's. It will last approximately an hour and will return to the leisure centre. Tea, coffee and a chat are on offer after the walk. Organisers – Ageing Well, Midlothian Council Sport & Leisure.

HEARTSTART / DEFIBRILLATOR DEMONSTRATION - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 11.00 am. Free. A number of defibrillators are now available at locations in Loanhead. Find out how to use one in an emergency and become a potential lifesaver. Organised by the British Red Cross.

KNIT & KNATTER - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Maybe you're an experienced knitter. Whatever category you might fall into, this group is for you. Be part of our "Yarn Bombing" task and help brighten up Loanhead for the Loanhead 350 celebrations. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

LEGO CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 3.30 pm. A kids and bricks' club for ages 8+ (or accompanied by an adult) with weekly challenges. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

QUIZ NIGHT - a Loanhead 350 event
EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen, Fountain Place, 8.00 pm. Free to enter – enter on the night. Organisers – EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen.

CROFTERS COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Croft Suite, The Loan, 8.00 pm. If you enjoy country & western music, join us at the Crofters Country Music Club when Roots & Wings will be performing. Members £4, non members £5. Organisers – Crofters Country Music Club.



Men’s Shed Group
Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Fri 14th June

CARNIVAL PARADE ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Floats and decorated vehicles, hundreds of characters in fancy dress, large preserved vehicle section and music from 9 bands. Judging at Fountain Green from 6.30 pm. Parade moves off from Church Street at 7.00 pm.
Organisers – Loanhead Gala Commitee.

TEA & CHAT - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Parish Church, The Loan. 10.00 am All welcome. Organisers – Loanhead Parish Church.

CODING CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Learn how to create your own interactive stories, games, music, websites, and more! Ages 8+. Booking required – contact Loanhead Library – loanhead.library@midlothian.gov.uk / 0131 444 9032. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

JUDO – OPEN FREE SESSION - a Loanhead 350 event
Croft Suite, The Loan. 2.45 pm – 3.30 pm. Come along and try the Olympic sport of Judo. It's fun, keeps you fit and builds confidence. Free introductory lesson. Organisers – Infin 8 Judo, Loanhead's local community Judo Club.

Sat 15th June

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

STRAITON POND
LITTER PICK
- a Loanhead 350 event
Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve, EH20 9NH. Meet at entrance to Straiton Pond, opposite McDonalds. 10.00 am – 12.00 noon. Suitable for all ages. Help please! We are looking for some kind helpers to join the Straiton Volunteers on our annual litter pick around the pond to keep it looking clean and tidy. Everything you need to pick and spruce the place up is provided. Organisers – Midlothian Ranger Service.

STRAITON
CAMPFIRE CAFE
- a Loanhead 350 event
Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve, EH20 9NH. Meet at entrance to Straiton Pond, opposite McDonalds. 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm. Suitable for all ages. Marshmallows are on our menu, beautifully caramelised over some campfire flames, followed by hot choc o'clock with Kelly kettles going full steam. Join us to test out your culinary skills in the great outdoors. Free, but pre-booking is essential. Call 01875 821716 (Fri – Mon). Organisers – Midlothian Ranger Service.

CONCERT FEATURING PENICUIK COMMUNITY CHOIR - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Parish Church, The Loan, 7.30 pm. Tickets available at the door. In aid of Loanhead Parish Church Rwanda Group supporting individuals and families in Rwanda. Organisers – Loanhead Parish Church.

Sun 16th June

FAMILY FUN RUN ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Starts from the Memorial Park. Entrants should enrol from 10.30 am. Run starts at 11.00 am. Entry is free and all participants will receive a medal. The route this year remains that based on the Memorial Park, Burghlee Park and the Park Avenue Playing Field as used in recent years. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

OPEN PAIRS' BOWLING COMPETITION - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Miners' Bowling Green, The Loan. For further information and to enter, please contact Gary Allen at Loanhead Miners' Bowling Club. Organisers – Loanhead MW Bowling Club.

GEMINI POM POM TROUPE ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 eventt)
The troupe will perform at Fountain Green, commencing 2.30 pm. Free event, although a voluntary collection will be taken for Gala funds.
Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

POP UP SHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Fountain Green. 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Your chance to obtain tickets for Gala events such as the Tea Dance and the Teddy Bears' Picnic, bunting, copies of the programme supplement and copies of the new book on Loanhead's history. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

Mon 17th June

NOVELTY DOG SHOW ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Fountain Green, commencing 6.30 pm. Come along with your dog and take part in this free and fun event. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together.
Organisers – Loanhead Library.

Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Mondays 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Tue 18th June

JUMBLE FOOTBALL ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Memorial Park, commencing 6.30 pm. Free entry. Open to all boys and girls up to P7. Teams will be selected at the event, with a separate section for younger children. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

NEW AGE CURLING - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Avenue. 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm. Come along and try this fun activity for over 50's. £2 per person. No booking required. Organisers – Ageing Well, Midlothian Council Sport & Leisure.

WHISKY TASTING - a Loanhead 350 event
EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen, Fountain Place. 7.00 pm. £20 per person. Pre-booking required – phone EH20 on 0131 629 0220.
Organisers – EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen.

Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Tuesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

Men’s Shed Group Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)

Wed 19th June

CRAFTS ON THE GREEN - a Loanhead 350 event
Fountain Green, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Join the members of the Loanhead branch of the Scottish Women's Institute and the Craft 'n' Chat Group from The Link who will be displaying the results of their craft activities and offering soft drinks and nibbles. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be relocated to the Croft Suite, The Loan. All welcome. Organisers – Loanhead SWI.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF FAIRGROUND - a Loanhead 350 event
Memorial Park. 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm. The Queen Elect and Herald will officially open the fairground at 6.00 pm and, on this opening night, members of the Gala Court will enjoy free rides courtesy of the funfair operators. See separate page for further details of the fair.
Organisers – Slater's Showtime Funfairs.

POP UP SHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Fountain Green. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm & 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Your chance to obtain tickets for Gala events such as the Tea Dance and the Teddy Bears' Picnic, bunting, copies of the programme supplement and copies of the new book on Loanhead's history. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

PROMENADE CONCERT ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Fountain Green, commencing 7.00 pm and featuring Midlothian Community Concert Band and guests, the Electric Soul Project and Penicuik & Musselburgh BB Pipe Band. Free event, although a voluntary collection will be taken for Gala funds. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

WALKING FOOTBALL - a Loanhead 350 event
Bayne Memorial Hall, Burghlee Crescent. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. New participants welcome for this fun fitness activity for over 50's. Organisers – Loanhead Miners' Youth FC.

LEARN DIGITAL SKILLS WORKSHOP - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. If you need help to get more from your tablet or smartphone, then come along to this friendly drop-in interactive workshop and of course enjoy a cuppa too! Organisers - Volunteer Midlothian.

GIN & TAPAS EVENING - a Loanhead 350 event
EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen, Fountain Place. 7.00 pm. £20 per person. Pre-booking required – phone EH20 on 0131 629 0220. Organisers – EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen.


Milestones Jog Scotland

Wednesday at 7.30pm (Loanhead)
This is a running group for beginners. Contact Catriona Whitelaw for details of exact meeting point prior to first attendance, as venue may vary.
email: runmilestones@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Milestones Jog Scotland
Thu 20th June

TEA DANCE ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Loanhead Miners' Club, Main Hall, commencing 1.30 pm. Dancing to live music, refreshments, bingo and raffle. Tickets £2. Available from Chrissie Rygula or Annette Perfect (0131 440 1380) or pay on the day.
Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

LOANHEAD HEALTH WALK - a Loanhead 350 event
Meet at Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Avenue. 10.00 am. The walk is a free activity for over 50's. It will last approximately an hour and will return to the leisure centre. Tea, coffee and a chat are on offer after the walk. Organisers – Ageing Well, Midlothian Council Sport & Leisure.


LINE DANCING - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Avenue. 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm. An introductory/taster event for complete beginners in the over 50's age group. £2 per person. No booking required. Organisers – Ageing Well, Midlothian Council Sport & Leisure.

HEARTSTART / DEFIBRILLATOR DEMONSTRATION - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 11.00 am. Free. A number of defibrillators are now available at locations in Loanhead. Find out how to use one in an emergency and become a potential lifesaver. Organisers – The British Red Cross.

KNIT & KNATTER - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue. 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Maybe you're an experienced knitter. Whatever category you might fall into, this group is for you. Be part of our "Yarn Bombing" task and help brighten up Loanhead for the Loanhead 350 celebrations. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

LEGO CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 3.30 pm. A kids and bricks' club for ages 8+ (or accompanied by an adult) with weekly challenges. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

DECORATED SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
Judging will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 20 June. All local shops and businesses are invited to decorate their premises for the Gala Week. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

FAIRGROUND - a Loanhead 350 event
Memorial Park. 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm. Organisers – Slater's Showtime Funfairs.



Men’s Shed Group
Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Fri 21st June

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
A new Gala event for pre-school children. In a large marquee in the Memorial Park at 10.00 am. This is a free event, but tickets must be obtained in advance as capacity is strictly limited.
Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.


CODING CLUB - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Learn how to create your own interactive stories, games, music, websites, and more! Ages 8+. Booking required – contact Loanhead Library – loanhead.library@midlothian.gov.uk / 0131 444 9032. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

FAIRGROUND 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 NIGHT - a Loanhead 350 event
Memorial Park. 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm. Special 2 for the price of 1 offer on all rides with vouchers to be found in the Gala programme. Organisers – Slater's Showtime Funfairs.

BREWERY TOUR - a Loanhead 350 event
Stewart Brewing, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate at 7.00 pm.
Join us for a 2 hour tour of our brewery which will include up to five beers, nibbles, the history of Stewart Brewing, plus an opportunity to quiz your tour guide on any beer related questions that pop into your head. £15 per person. Book online at https://www.stewartbrewing.co.uk/brewery/brewery-tours.
Organisers – Stewart Brewing

EVE OF GALA ENTERTAINMENT
EH Twenty Bar & Kitchen, Fountain Place. A singer will perform live to entertain customers from 8.30 pm. Organisers – EH Twenty Bar & KItchen.

Sat 22nd June

LOANHEAD CHILDREN'S DAY ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
The biggest day in Loanhead's annual calendar and Midlothian's oldest and largest local festival. Crowning of the School Queen, processions, traditional ceremonies, children's sports and lots of entertainment. Fountain Green and Memorial Park.
Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.

FAIRGROUND - a Loanhead 350 event
Memorial Park. 1.30 pm – 8.00 pm. See separate page for further details of the fair. Organisers – Slater's Showtime Funfairs.

Sun 23rd June CHILDREN'S SPORTS ( - a Gala Week and Loanhead 350 event)
In the event that the sports scheduled for Saturday 22 June are cancelled due to inclement weather, they will be re-scheduled for Sunday 23 June in the Memorial Park at 2.00 pm. Organisers – Loanhead Gala Committee.
Mon 24th June

BOOKBUG - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 10.00 am – 10.30 am. Come along and join a fun session of song and rhyme for 0-4 year olds and their families / carers to enjoy together. Organisers – Loanhead Library.

CHATTERBOOKS - a Loanhead 350 event
Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, 3.45 pm – 4.30 pm. Chatterbooks is a reading club for children aged 8 – 12 years. Enjoy chatting about your books and have fun with lots of activities and enjoy juice and biscuits at the end. Booking required – contact Loanhead Library loanhead.library@midlothian.gov.uk / 0131 444 9032.



Slimming World
Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Mondays 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Tue 25th June Slimming World Community Wing at Loanhead Miners Club
Tuesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

Men’s Shed Group Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Wed 26th June Milestones Jog Scotland
Wednesday at 7.30pm (Loanhead)
This is a running group for beginners. Contact Catriona Whitelaw for details of exact meeting point prior to first attendance, as venue may vary.
email: runmilestones@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Milestones Jog Scotland
Thu 27th June

AIR CADETS' OPEN NIGHT - a Loanhead 350 event
Air Cadets' HQ, Burghlee Terrace, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm. Open to anyone interested in finding out more about the Air Cadets. Organisers – 2466 (Loanhead) Squadron, Air Training Corps.


Men’s Shed Group
Meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings in the Midlothian Council Worlshop Space @ 8 Borthwick View Loanhead 6-9pm. For more info contact Jim on 07936883450 or see Roslin Men’s Shed on Facebook. ( Any donations of old tools lying in your shed very welcome!)
Fri 28th June  
Sat 29th June  
Sun 30th June