Midlothian residents can now sign up to receive an e-mail for news about emergencies.
The bulletins, which will be sent out by Midlothian Council, will offer updates on school closures or road conditions during severe weather.
The service will only be activated in the case of an emergency. Information will also be available on the council’s website and on Facebook and Twitter.
To sign-up, visit www. midlothian.gov.uk/ebulletin.