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From the coffee connoisseur looking for the latest coffee craze to casual drinkers looking to kick start their coffee experience there is something for everyone at the EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL on the 5th October 2019, taking place at one of the city’s best-known venues, The Edinburgh Corn Exchange and this year supported by new headline sponsor, Alpro. The festival will play host…
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September 10, 2019 0

ScotRail employee praised for quick-thinking actions

A ScotRail employee has been praised for his quick-thinking actions when identifying a vulnerable person. Christopher Harvie intervened to help a distressed customer in Haymarket station on Thursday 8 August 2019. The ScotRail Customer Service Team Leader’s actions to comfort the customer and usher them to a place of safety until the emergency services arrived…
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September 10, 2019 0

Police Warning Regarding Theft of Fuel

Message from Allen Paul (Police, Constable, Lothian and Scottish Borders): We are asking farmers and other businesses which have fuel tanks on their premises to be vigilant following a report of attempted fuel theft at a farm near Haddington. This has been a recurring issue in the last few weeks for this farm and these thieves…
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September 5, 2019 0

Funding boost for East Lothian heritage projects

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded £182,543 to heritage projects across Scotland as part of its Historic Environment Support Fund. The funding ranges from over £80,000 for traditional skills training to £15,000 to repair a historic loom, plus smaller grants to support workshops and conferences. The recipients are spread across Scotland from the Outer Hebrides…
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September 4, 2019 0

ScotRail launches WhatsApp service for customers

ScotRail has launched a new WhatsApp service for customers as part of a £4million investment plan to improve customer satisfaction. ScotRail is one of the first train operating companies in the UK to introduce WhatsApp as a customer contact channel. This will provide customers with the opportunity to communicate directly with the company through the…
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September 2, 2019 0

East Lothian businesses shortlisted for rural awards

Land-based member organisation Scottish Land & Estates is delighted to announce the finalists for its 2019 Helping It Happen Awards campaign which includes The Bus Stop at Bankrugg Farm in the Tourism category and Fenton Barns Nursery in the Education Category. Now in its third year, the campaign and its annual Awards are becoming increasingly…
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August 19, 2019 0

Queen Margaret University seeks new Chair of Court

The Court, Queen Margaret University’s governing body, is seeking to appoint a new Chair to take up post in March 2020. The Chair – who will succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE – will play a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction and will work closely with the incoming Principal,…
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August 1, 2019 0

Battle of Dunbar Re-Enactment Weekend

14th -15th September 2019, 11am-5pm Spott Road, Dunbar Dunbar will come alive with the thundering of hooves and crack of muskets, as the Scottish Battlefields Trust returns to re-enact the Battle of Dunbar 1650 as part of East Lothian’s Battle Weekend. Re-enactors from across the UK are expected put on an exhilarating display recreating a…
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July 31, 2019 0

Local small shops urged to join search for UK’s Best

County MP Martin Whitfield is urging East Lothian’s small shopkeepers to enter this year’s Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in local communities. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and…
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July 18, 2019 0

ScotRail announces more seats than ever before for Edinburgh Festival

ScotRail has announced its plans for next month’s Edinburgh International Festival, with eight-carriage trains, more services, late-night trains, and more seats than ever before. The train operator will also run extra late-night trains on routes to and from Edinburgh Waverley, as well as adding extra carriages to hundreds of trains. This means ScotRail will provide…
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July 17, 2019 0