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Domestic Abuse – Right To Ask

Coronavirus restrictions are difficult for everyone. For those living with an abusive partner or family member, it is dangerous, traumatic and relentless. Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) aims to prevent domestic abuse by giving people the right to ask about the background of their partner.  It also allows concerned members of the…
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January 13, 2021 0

Local Charity Wins Self Management Awards

During a tough and testing year for many, the 2020 Self Management Awards went ahead for the first time virtually, with local charity ANAM CARA being announced as the Winner of the Self Management in the Community Awards – a testament to their work within both East and Midlothian. Held virtually on ZOOM, the awards…
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December 10, 2020 0

Scotland’s Railway gives students Christmas tickets

Christmas is coming early this year for Scottish students, thanks to a massive 50 per cent discount on tickets from Scotland’s Railway. They will be able to take advantage of half price travel on any off-peak ScotRail service until 24 December. And, the train operator is getting into the festive spirit even more by simplifying…
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December 3, 2020 0

Gifts for Bird Lovers in Aberlady

If you have any bird lovers in your family, look no further than the SOC (Scottish Ornithologists’ Club) for original gift ideas this Christmas. Based at Waterston House in Aberlady, the SOC operates an art gallery and shop inspired by nature and birds. On offer, this Christmas are prints by Robert Greenhalf and Matt Underwood,…
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November 30, 2020 0

End of Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Season Around the Forth

This Message is Distributed on Behalf of the Forth District Salmon and Fishery Board The 31st October 2020 marks the end of the salmon and sea trout fishing season around the Forth. The fishing season will reopen on the 1st February 2021. Fishing for migratory species after the 31st October is a criminal offence and…
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November 4, 2020 0

Opportunities To Participate

The Below Information is Forwarded to You From Our Partner Organisation The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN). 1/ HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland were carrying out an inspection on the policing response to hate crime which was paused earlier this year to refocus priorities to respond to the pandemic. Work has now restarted and…
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October 13, 2020 0

ScotRail joins Samaritans and asks people to look out for each other

On World Mental Health Day 2020 (Saturday, 10 October) ScotRail is joining the Samaritans and encouraging people to look out for each other. Railway staff across Scotland are being encouraged to share their coping mechanisms and to strike up a conversation with people who they feel may be struggling. From taking a walk and chatting…
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October 10, 2020 0

East Lothian Tastes Success at Food Awards

Four businesses from across East Lothian have been awarded much-coveted stars in Great Taste 2020, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards. The four businesses, all extremely different, but each very much embodying quality artisan produce, are now able to display their stars on their product packaging. Well known Gifford business, Yester Farm Dairies…
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October 8, 2020 0

Prestonpans 275: Online festival announced to mark anniversary of Battle of Prestonpans

An online festival to mark the 275th anniversary of the battle of Prestonpans and 300th anniversary of the birth of Bonnie Prince Charlie has been announced. The planned programme was originally to have taken place in East Lothian with events taking in Prestonpans. It has now been adjusted to take account of Coronavirus guidelines. Other…
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September 8, 2020 0


Police were called to the Bughtknowe area of Humbie, East Lothian, at 4.40pm yesterday afternoon in relation to a possible hare coursing incident. A concerned member of the public reported seeing two males within a field in the area with a 4 x 4 vehicle parked across the gate. On approaching the field, the males…
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August 20, 2020 0