Hopefield, Bonnyrigg

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Burnbrae Road, Hopefield (geograph 1489714).jpg
Burnbrae Road, Hopefield
Hopefield is located in Midlothian
Location within Midlothian
OS grid referenceNT306647
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEH19 3
Dialling code0131
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°52′16″N 3°06′29″W / 55.871°N 3.108°W / 55.871; -3.108Coordinates: 55°52′16″N 3°06′29″W / 55.871°N 3.108°W / 55.871; -3.108

Hopefield is an area in the south south of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, occupied by a mid-20th century residential neighbourhood[1] and by an early-21st century, ongoing housing development,[2][3] built on land dating back to 17th century Polton South Mains Farm.[4]

The area also contains a new school, Burnbrae Primary[5] which was opened in 2012[6] but required an additional 'split campus' solution by 2017 to accommodate the many families with young children moving to the area,[7] with nursery and Primary 1 classes to be built alongside the already-planned replacement facility[8] for the local Catholic primary school, St Mary's, to be completed in 2020.[9] However, this still would not meet the demand for places, and the main Burnbrae school also had to be extended in 2019.[10]


  1. ^ Hopefield, Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ Midlothian Local Development Plan 2017 Midlothian Council
  3. ^ Hopefield residents’ woes worsen, Midlothian Advertiser, 8 June 2017
  4. ^ "Site record for Bonnyrigg, Hopefield". RCAHMS. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  5. ^ Home, Burnbrae Primary School
  6. ^ Burnbrae, Gazetteer for Scotland
  7. ^ Consultations - Burnbrae early learning to potentially move to Hopefield, Midlothian Council, 7 August 2017
  8. ^ Move to new campus beckons for Bonnyrigg primary, Midlothian Advertiser, 26 September 2017
  9. ^ Contractor appointed for new Midlothian joint campus, Scottish Construction Now, 19 December 2018
  10. ^ Burnbrae Primary School extension approved, Midlothian Advertiser, 22 April 2019

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