Lothian Loop

Sharing info for the benefit of East Lothian Residents, Businesses & Visitors

#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

Funding boost for East Lothian heritage projects

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded £182,543 to heritage projects across Scotland as part of its Historic Environment Support Fund. The funding ranges from over £80,000 for traditional skills training to £15,000 to repair a historic loom, plus smaller grants to support workshops and conferences. The recipients are spread across Scotland from the Outer Hebrides…
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September 4, 2019 0

ScotRail launches WhatsApp service for customers

ScotRail has launched a new WhatsApp service for customers as part of a £4million investment plan to improve customer satisfaction. ScotRail is one of the first train operating companies in the UK to introduce WhatsApp as a customer contact channel. This will provide customers with the opportunity to communicate directly with the company through the…
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September 2, 2019 0

East Lothian businesses shortlisted for rural awards

Land-based member organisation Scottish Land & Estates is delighted to announce the finalists for its 2019 Helping It Happen Awards campaign which includes The Bus Stop at Bankrugg Farm in the Tourism category and Fenton Barns Nursery in the Education Category. Now in its third year, the campaign and its annual Awards are becoming increasingly…
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August 19, 2019 0

Queen Margaret University seeks new Chair of Court

The Court, Queen Margaret University’s governing body, is seeking to appoint a new Chair to take up post in March 2020. The Chair – who will succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE – will play a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction and will work closely with the incoming Principal,…
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August 1, 2019 0