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Journalist Kate Adie and international theatre director to receive honorary degrees from Queen Margaret University

On 1 st July, the internationally renowned journalist, Kate Adie joined influential theatre director, Eugenio Barba to receive an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Katie Adie was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her contribution to news reporting and our understanding of world events. The former BBC international affairs journalist was joined…
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July 8, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University Professor awarded Royal College of Nursing Fellowship

Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, has been awarded a prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Fellowship. Celebrating the very best in nursing, the annual RCN Awards present Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Awards of Merit to those who have given an outstanding contribution to nursing. RCN Fellowships…
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July 8, 2014 0

Save our Chimneys!

(text taken from Change petition) From all over our county we can see our chimney’s, from all over Fife, going over the Forth Road & Rail Bridges, up Calton Hill, all our coastal fishermen returning home from sea, even returning from afar by plane we can see our chimney’s, When were returning to anywhere in…
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July 3, 2014 0

Staying at Seton Sands?

Seton Sands holiday park is a popular holiday destination for families. It is perfectly placed to explore the gorgeous coastal areas of East Lothian and beyond such as: Seton Collegiate Church owned by Historic Scotland Cockenzie House and Tearoom – they often hold family-friendly events but it nice just to look around the gardens and…
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July 3, 2014 0

Dadswork Petition

East Lothian organisation, Dadswork, is experiencing a funding crisis. Please consider signing their petition to East Lothian Council. DadsWork requires funding from East Lothian Council to continue its work and survive from closure. DadsWork is an unique and innovative service supporting fathers and provides key services for male parents/carers in East Lothian, it provides parenting…
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June 2, 2014 0

Edinburgh Marathon

The 2014 Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May and incorporates the Edinburgh Marathon, EMF Half Marathon, EMF Team Relay, EMF 10K, EMF 5K & EMF Junior Races Prestongrange Museum at the western edge of Prestonpans is a great place to cheer on the runners.  The visitor centre (with…
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May 13, 2014 0

Gardening freebies for schools & groups

The Woodland Trust offer free tree packs to plant in school grounds.  These can be used to form wildlife corridors or edible hedgerows.  Through their Nature Detective’s programme, they also offer a huge range of Curriculum-linked planting resources. You can apply for a Potato Pack from the Potato Council. Find out if you are eligible…
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April 6, 2014 0

Why didn’t you Retweet me?

The answer to this could be several things…. 1) You didn’t ask me to. Despite never having asked me to retweet information, some people will still complain that I am “ignoring” them. 2) I did. It’s easy to see if I have already retweeted something, just expand the tweet.  Do this before asking me to…
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April 5, 2014 0

Potential operator sought for Meadowmill funicular railway

Meadowmill Bing Enterprise (MBE) has announced that it is seeking to appoint an operator for the forthcoming Prestonpans railway, which will connect the base of the Meadowmill Bing with restaurant at the top of the former spoil heap. MBE chief executive Pilar Lofo said: “This is a significant step forward in the Meadowmill Funicular”. “Over…
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April 1, 2014 0

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday falls on 30 March 2014 and we would love to receive your gift suggestions. Tweet us your gift suggestions < £10 <£25 <£50 The gift can be real, wrappable things or an experience or virtual but must be either locally made (or support a local enterprise) or fairtrade. Gifts must be ethically sourced/made…
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March 5, 2014 0