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CHANGES Cycling for Health Project

The Cycling for Health Project was a pilot project set up in 2014 to support people in East Lothian to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Volunteer ride leaders deliver a programme over 10 weeks to participants who wish to get back to cycling or build their cycling skills. Over the 10 weeks the group…
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December 3, 2015 0

Robert Wedderburn – forgotten son of Inveresk

‘The earth cannot be justly the private property of individuals, because it was never manufactured by man; therefore whoever sold it, sold that which was not his own.  (from The Axe Laid To The Root) ‘ Inveresk Lodge in East Lothian, is today in the ownership of the National Trust but, from 1774 to 1911,…
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December 2, 2015 0

Your Railway, Your Say

Any commuters on the North Berwick to Edinburgh peak time trains can attest to the overcrowding and unreliability of the ticket machines. ScotRail has launched The Platform – an online panel to give you a chance to have your say on how Scotland’s railway is run. To register, you will need to complete a few…
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December 1, 2015 0

East Lothian Postal Secret Santa

If you like spreading some festive cheer and like receiving surprise packages in the post, then you might like to sign up for Secret Santa. How to take part: Email your (real) name, East Lothian postal address and any helpful info (gender/age/interests) to by 30th November.  Lothian Loop will then pass on these details…
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November 27, 2015 0

Visit a reinvigorated Haddington Farmers’ Market

In order to celebrate the market undergoing a refresh, the Haddington Farmers’ Market Committee is holding a special market on Saturday 28 November. In addition to the usual delights, the market, which will be part of East Lothian’s Saltire Festival, will host  music, magic, cooking demonstrations, recipes and competitions. The programme of events is as…
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November 27, 2015 0

Campaign of the Month

Throughout November, @LothianLoop ran a series of scheduled tweets encouraging people to vote for @cuthillpark, Prestonpans, in the Best Park awards. Voting has now closed and the winner will be announced on 2 December at a Fields in Trust event. Good Luck Cuthill Park! Throughout December, @LothianLoop will be campaigning for the Scottish Medicines Consortium…
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November 26, 2015 0

Coming Soon….

…@LothianLoop the blog!

November 25, 2015 0

World AIDS Day 1 December: #WhatWillYouDo ?

This year for World AIDS Day and European HIV Testing Week we’re part of the movement across Scotland asking individuals, organisations and politicians: What Will You Do? There’s a lot we can all do to prevent new cases of HIV (the virus that can cause AIDS), to challenge the stigma and prejudice that people living…
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November 1, 2015 0

Refugee Crisis: Ways You Can Help

There is a global refugee crisis.  Many people think the UK is not offering proportional asylum in comparison with European counterparts. Refugees have risked their lives to escape horrendous conflict and violence only to be left living in dire, unsafe and inhumane conditions in Europe. People are asking how they can help.  Here are some…
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September 4, 2015 0

Could you be a big nature Twitter reporter?

Scotland’ Big Nature Festival takes place at Levenhall Links, Musselburgh and has a programme which includes over 100 different talks, workshops, walks and special events. We have tickets to give away to a family who are able to live-tweet from Saturday’s event which includes  talks by top speakers such as Bill Oddie, David Lindo, and…
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April 26, 2015 0