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Reasons to be Cheeseful, Part 3

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickleSlap and tickleWoody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and PasqualeBalabalabala and Volare In East Lothian, we are lucky to have a good choice of both makers, and stockists of cheese. Yester Farm Dairies award-winning artisan dairy products are made on their family farm, Yester Mains, just outside Gifford. All the milk…
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October 8, 2019 0

A sustainable brew at Edinburgh Coffee Festival – Sat 5 October

EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday 5th October 2019, at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange and, whilst never forgetting its focus on taste and coffee knowledge, sustainability will be a key theme once again this year. In a brand new development the ‘Coffee Garden’, constructed by GP Plantscape, is coming to town for the festival.…
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September 30, 2019 0

Watchdog warning to transport operators

The Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland (EHRC Scotland) has today warned transport operators that it will “vigorously defend” the rights of disabled and older passengers against companies who fail to offer accessible services. EHRC Scotland’s new project will support individuals who have experienced discrimination while using, or attempting to use, public transport. The new…
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September 26, 2019 0

Musselburgh family business in running for national award

Musselburgh’s Stisi Group has been recognised at this year’s Mortgage Introducer Awards – described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the UK mortgage industry. The East Lothian mortgage and protection advisers have been nominated in the Broker of the Year (less than 40 advisers) category at the national awards, which aim to promote and…
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September 26, 2019 0
#AskAFarmer

#AskAFarmer Tuesday 1st October 7 pm. – 8 pm.

East Lothian is characterised by its undulating land and yellow fields of oilseed rape. It has some of the highest quality farmland in Scotland giving rise to nicknames such as the ‘Garden County’ and ‘Scotland’s breadbasket’. But how much do its residents know about modern farming? Much of agriculture is a mystery to those not…
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September 13, 2019 0

ONGOING INCIDENT REGARDING SUSPECTED HARE COURSING

Message Sent ByAllen Paul (Police, Constable, Lothian and Scottish Borders) : Following numerous reports of a vehicle with men and dogs within acting suspiciously in the North Berwick/Whitekirk areas, we are appealing for witnesses after four males have been arrested on suspicion of Hare Coursing. We would ask anyone who saw a silver estate car,…
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September 12, 2019 0

Local filmmakers urged to enter this year’s Film the House competition

Martin Whitfield MP is urging local filmmakers to enter the UK Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition 2019 and showcase their work to leading film industry figures. The annual competition offers the opportunity to put local filmmakers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry and to have the best of…
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September 12, 2019 0

EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL 

From the coffee connoisseur looking for the latest coffee craze to casual drinkers looking to kick start their coffee experience there is something for everyone at the EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL on the 5th October 2019, taking place at one of the city’s best-known venues, The Edinburgh Corn Exchange and this year supported by new headline sponsor, Alpro. The festival will play host…
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September 10, 2019 0

ScotRail employee praised for quick-thinking actions

A ScotRail employee has been praised for his quick-thinking actions when identifying a vulnerable person. Christopher Harvie intervened to help a distressed customer in Haymarket station on Thursday 8 August 2019. The ScotRail Customer Service Team Leader’s actions to comfort the customer and usher them to a place of safety until the emergency services arrived…
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September 10, 2019 0

Police Warning Regarding Theft of Fuel

Message from Allen Paul (Police, Constable, Lothian and Scottish Borders): We are asking farmers and other businesses which have fuel tanks on their premises to be vigilant following a report of attempted fuel theft at a farm near Haddington. This has been a recurring issue in the last few weeks for this farm and these thieves…
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September 5, 2019 0