It was launched in 1971. It’s published by Tweeddale Press, part of the Johnston Press UK-wide group of regional newspaper publishers. The editorial offices were in Dalkeith but closed in June 2011, with staff relocating to Scotsman Publications’ offices – home of The Scotsman – in Edinburgh.
Musselburgh has its own sub-edition, the Musselburgh News, which is actually considerably older (it was founded in 1889 as The Musselburgh News, Midlothian Journal and Portobello Advertiser) but has a smaller circulation.
It comes out on Fridays.