January seemed to last forever what with FIVE Mondays and TWO full moons.
Thankfully, the shortest month is finally here and it’s going to be great! Here’s why:
- From 1st February, to celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will be lowering drawbridges and opening gates to young people at historic sites across the country for the low price of £1 when presenting a Young Scot Card.
- Throughout the month, Preston Lodge High School is having a ban on sugary drinks. Look out for #ProudToBeFizzFree on Twitter.
- Kitten Kaboodle is offering new customers in East Lothian 10% off their first cat sitting session until 11 Feb (quote “kitten” when you book). Spaces are limited, so contact them now!
- 1st of February is Time to Talk Day – a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Take a look at the Conversation Starter (pdf).
- Life is nicer when you’re kind. In February two years ago, a mystery person left cash to pay for a parking fine while the car owner was in Edinburgh’s Sick Kids. The recipient was so moved by this act of kindness that they paid the favour forward with a fundraising drive for the hospital. That’s how kindness works, like a ripple in a pond. Stuck for ideas? Look here >> https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas
- Schools in East Lothian break up for half term on Friday 9th, returning Tuesday 20th.
- 16th February marks Chinese New Year. This year (along with 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 & 2006) is Year of the Dog. Click here for a review of The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in East Lothian
- The launch of new Pride for East Lothian takes place at Cockenzie House and Garden, on Saturday, February 17 from 11am – 7pm as part of LGBT History Month.
- Shepherd House, Inveresk, will be part of The Snowdrop Festival on 24th and 25th February from 11 – 4 pm. It will also be open 13th February – 6th March on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-4pm.
- From 25th February, there will be improvements to East Coast bus services including additional services on the 107 (renumbered as X7) at peak times; the extension of the 106 service to Fort Kinnaird; and the introduction of the N113 NightHawk service to Ormiston.
As always there will be lots to see and do in the county. Take a look through these East Lothian events:
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