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East Lothian Voices

East Lothian Voices (@EL_Voices) is a twitter account hosted by a different person each week. A new Voice takes over each Monday before they say goodbye on Saturday. (Sunday is handover/testing). It’s a chance to learn more about the people who live, love and work in this beautiful county. East Lothian Voices 2020 schedule is…
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November 22, 2019 0

Record investment delivers improved service on trains and at stations across Scotland

Record investment across Scotland’s Railway, including £475 million on new and upgraded trains, is delivering a better service for customers, according to new figures published today. The Service Quality Incentive Regime (SQUIRE) report released by Transport Scotland has shown that the service on ScotRail trains and at stations improved significantly between 15 September to 7…
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January 10, 2020 0

First Home Fund – Free Information sessions for First-Time Buyers

Stisi Group and local business Clancys Solicitors and Estate Agents are teaming up to offer free First Home Fund information sessions this January, to first-time buyers in East Lothian. The mortgage and property experts want to ensure that local first-time buyers don’t miss out, as funding through the new scheme will be offered on a…
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January 8, 2020 0

Scottish Nature Photography Awards

18 January – 19 February 2020 Scottish Ornithologists’ Club Waterston House, Aberlady The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club in Aberlady is hosting the touring exhibition of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. The exhibition presents the winning entries from the 9th Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year competition. The competition was launched in 2010 and is open to…
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January 6, 2020 0

East Lothian Ladies announces Leuchie House as their Charity of the Year 2020

Local networking group and business, East Lothian Ladies, has today announced a new partnership with Leuchie House as their Charity of the Year 2020. East Lothian Ladies (ELL) started life as, and will always remain, a Facebook group dedicated to the wonderful ladies of East Lothian – sharing advice, recommendations, inspiration and support and learning…
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January 6, 2020 0

Counter-Terrorism Training available to the Public

The following information has been received from Police Scotland Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism Unit. An award-winning counter-terrorism training course is now available to the public for the first time and Police want you to sign up to help protect the UK. Counter-Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to…
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December 11, 2019 0

Legal Aid in Scotland – Generous to over 60s

Despite cuts, legal aid can help many pensioners – but sadly too few Scottish pensioners are aware that they can get legal aid. Consequently many are missing out on a really good opportunity for them and their families. “Legal Advice and Assistance” is a part of the overall Scottish Legal Aid system and this scheme…
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November 13, 2019 0

Damaged Defibrillator

Police Scotland are appealing for information following the discovery of damage to the defibrillator which is situated outside the Community Centre in Port Seton. It is believed to have happened sometime on Friday 8th November. If anyone has any information regarding the damage to this potentially life-saving piece of equipment, please contact Police on 101…
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November 13, 2019 0

Criminal offence to fish for salmon or sea trout until 1st February 2020

Fishing for migratory species after the 31st October 2019 is a criminal offence and Forth District Salmon Fishery Board bailiffs will be patrolling rivers throughout the Forth during this period. The 31st October 2019 marked the end of the salmon and sea trout fishing season around the Forth. The fishing season will reopen on the…
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November 1, 2019 0

East Lothian Foodbank A-Z

Not sure what to donate to East Lothian Foodbank? The foodbank often lists which items they are short of on their Facebook page. However, if you’re lacking inspiration you can use the chart below to select a couple of items. If you keep meaning to donate a few items but never get around to it,…
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October 29, 2019 0