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LUXURY EAST LOTHIAN HOTELIERS LAUNCH NEW HANDMADE CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Owners of Garleton Lodge unveil details of their delicious new handmade chocolate business – The Chocolate Stag Angela and David Cockerton, owners of Garleton Lodge, a luxury small hotel in East Lothian, are delighted to announce the launch of their new handmade chocolate business – The Chocolate Stag. Having worked in the property and catering…
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November 5, 2018 0

Jingle Bags

“jingle bags, jingle bags, jingle all the way, oh what joy it is to have a meal on Christmas day” Last year, 272 Jingle Bags were given out by East Lothian Foodbank.  Bags will be given out this year from 1st December.  A handy shopping list has been published on the East Lothian Foodbank website, so…
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November 2, 2018 0

East Lothian hotel celebrates 4-star Gold Award

A luxury hotel in East Lothian has achieved a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland just one year after opening. Garleton Lodge nestled in a countryside setting between Haddington and Gullane, has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from the national tourism organisation. Having worked in the property and catering industries in the Middle East,…
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October 17, 2018 0

More seats for commuters on North Berwick line

The introduction of brand-new class 385 electric trains from December will deliver an improved experience for East Lothian commuters. The key improvements at a glance: Half of North Berwick to Edinburgh services will have 6 carriages 08:07 from Prestonpans to Edinburgh will now have 4 carriages 07:55 from North Berwick to Edinburgh will now have…
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October 1, 2018 0

Independent review of the policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland

You may be aware that following extensive campaigning by former miners, their legal representatives, trade unions and MSPs, the Scottish government has established an independent panel to conduct an inquiry into the policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland. The panel is seeking evidence from former miners, members of the community, police officers and anyone who had…
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September 12, 2018 0

Have your say on the new Historic Environment Policy

Formal consultation is now open for Historic Environment Scotland’s draft policy for historic environment-related planning issues Communities, local authorities, developers and heritage sector stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft Historic Environment Policy (HEP), a key document for decision-makers in the planning process and others managing heritage assets. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) today launched…
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September 10, 2018 0

North Berwick station up for top award

North Berwick station has been nominated as one of the best stations in Britain. ScotRail has announced that North Berwick station has been shortlisted in the ‘Station of the Year’ category of the National Rail Awards 2018. The East Lothian station will be judged against set criteria, including safety, infrastructure and customer-friendly presentation. North Berwick…
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September 10, 2018 0

New electric train ready for North Berwick route

ScotRail will take another step forward in delivering faster journeys, more seats, and better services for customers with the introduction of a brand new Hitachi class 385 electric train to its North Berwick route. Passengers travelling between North Berwick and Edinburgh will be able to experience the new six-carriage train from Monday, 10 September, as…
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September 7, 2018 0

Fit for Work?

16-24? Left school and not currently working? Street League will be running a 10-week employability and fitness course starting 8th October in J and L fitness, Prestonpans. The aim is to get course participants into a positive destination which suits their skill set.  Interested?  Read on….     Workout in the gym Monday-Thursday £70 per…
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September 5, 2018 0

Local parliamentarians to host Macmillan coffee morning

The county’s MSP and MP are hosting an event at the Loch Centre in Tranent as part of this year’s Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ campaign. Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP will host a coffee morning with the assistance of Loch Centre staff, who are long-term supporters of the high profile annual fundraising…
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August 30, 2018 0