What you can do

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Want to get involved in the campaign and come to an organising meeting? Contact us at contact@stopopencast.org.uk

The application has been approved, but there are still many ways to oppose this mine heres some ideas for now. Click on the links below for more information.

Many people wont have heard of the plans yet. Spread the word get your friends and neighbours involved and build opposition to these plans in your community.

Write, phone, e-mail or go and speak to your local councillor

Tell your councillor how you feel about these plans heres contact details for councillors in the area:

Councillors in the Cauldhall area

The Cauldhall site is in the Midlothian South ward. The south west corner of the Cauldhall site is on the border of the Penicuik ward (which includes the village of Howgate). The northern boundary of the Cauldhall site is on the border of the Midlothian West ward. The A6094 road past Rosewell and Bonnyrigg, the route for all the trucks to and from the mine, is also in Midlothian West.

All Midlothian councillors can be contacted at the council offices at:

  • Midlothian House
  • Buccleuch Street
  • Dalkeith
  • Midlothian EH22 1DN

Midlothian South councillors:


  • 1st Tuesday of month, 18:30 19:30, Newtongrange Library
  • 2nd Monday of month, 16:00 17:00, Gorebridge Leisure Centre
  • 1st Saturday of month, 10:00 10:45 in Temple Village Hall
  • 1st Saturday of month, 11:00 11:45 in Middleton Village Hall

Tel 0131 271 3091


  • 1st Tuesday Birkenside Pavilion 18:00-19:00
  • 2nd Tuesday Gorebridge Leisure Centre 18:00-19:00
  • 3rd Tuesday Newtongrange Library 18.30-19:00
  • 4th Saturday Temple Village Hall 10.45-11.15
  • 4th Saturday Middleton Village Hall 11.30am-12noon (alternate months with Cllr Pottinger)