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Publicising your East Lothian event

You can organise the best event in the world, but if no-one knows about it, it’s unlikely to be a success.  Here are a few tips on how to spread the word about your East Lothian events. Firstly, draft an outline of the key details of your event, e.g. Name of the event (e.g. East…
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February 25, 2014 0

Women of East Lothian

In Prestonpans, immediately to the east of Northfield House is a passageway that connects Preston Road to Mid Road.  A modern sign simply reads “Northfield” but, in days gone by, according to Peter McNeill’s  Prestonpans and Vicinity, the lane was known as ‘Katie Herrin’s Close’ (“from the fact that a very old woman of that…
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February 24, 2014 0

East Lothian Garden Centre Cafes

There’s only one thing better than discovering a new garden centre – and that’s discovering a garden centre that has a tearoom! Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of East Lothian garden centre cafes, together with a review, details about facilities, opening hours and website/directions? If you can help, please leave your suggestions…
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February 17, 2014 0

Romantic East Lothian

With its secluded beaches, award-winning restaurants and ancient castles, East Lothian is made for romance! Where did you take your first date? Where would you recommend to get down on bended knee and pop the question – or to get married?  Any recommendations for a honeymoon destination in East Lothian? Where in East Lothian would…
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February 13, 2014 0

East Lothian Secret Breastfeeding Club

The East Lothian Council website proudly pronounces that it has developed a register of premises that are breastfeeding friendly “to support new mothers”. Great, you might think.  New mothers need support don’t they? But what about the mothers who aren’t “new”, the mothers who have chosen…SHOCK!….HORROR!….to breastfeed beyond six weeks?  “Extended” breastfeeding is a term…
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February 12, 2014 0

East Lothian’s Evolutionary Links

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. In 1826, the young Charles Darwin, squeamish at the sight of cadavers, abandoned medicine and spent much of his time on the shores of Newhaven and Leith collecting marine invertebrates for…
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February 12, 2014 0

Community Councils: your views wanted!

In June 2012, a Scottish Government document claimed that East Lothian Community Councils were “leading the way” in providing a voice for local communities. The intervening 18 months have seen an upsurge in people-powered political tools such as Avaaz, 38degrees, and All Out and, of course, there is the all-important and inescapable IndyRef which has…
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February 9, 2014 0

Frugal Holiday Fun

Schools in East Lothian break for half term on Friday 7 February and pupils go back to school on Tuesday 18th February (Monday 17th is a staff in-service day). Here are a few ideas for a fun-filled family break without spending a fortune. Out and About Scotrail Kids Go Free ticket not only give up…
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February 3, 2014 0

Storytelling Week: 1-8 February 2014

This week sees the 14th Storytelling Week – held annually to celebrate the sharing of stories that enrich us and tales that are passed down from generation to generation.  In East Lothian, we are blessed with talented storytellers such as Tim Porteous (Prestonpans), Anne Anderson (Longniddry), Angie Townsend (Wallyford) and Heather Yule (East Linton) who…
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February 1, 2014 0

Parks, green spaces and secret gardens

Type in your postcode at Playspotter and see your nearest play venue. We would love to hear your suggestions for fun outdoor places to play in East Lothian.  The more details the better!

January 31, 2014 0