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East Lothian New Year Honours

The honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life and/or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.  Whether someone gets an honour – and the honour they get – is decided by an honours committee. The committee’s decisions go to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen, who awards the honour. …
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December 31, 2015 0

Gardens open in East Lothian

Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity, was created in 1931 in order to facilitate the opening of private gardens to the public as a means of raising money to support the training and pensions of the Queen’s Nurses, generally known as District Nurses. Four years earlier The National Gardens Scheme had been founded in England for…
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December 30, 2015 0

Plans submitted for £2m Prestonpans Health Centre extension

Final proposals for a £2million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre have been submitted to East Lothian Council for approval. The plans, which were put to the Council earlier this month, will see the building increase in size and will provide purpose-built spaces for patients and staff. As well as reconfiguring the current health…
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December 24, 2015 0

Counter Terrorism Advice

Attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as ‘SEVERE’, meaning an attack is highly likely. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect…
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December 21, 2015 0

Festive information

Join In! For a variety of reasons, the festive period can be a difficult time for some.  If you won’t be having the Christmas Day you wish you were having, follow the #joinin conversation on Twitter.  There will be loads of people taking part in a a virtual Christmas Day.  You are never alone with…
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December 18, 2015 0

Final Blowdown at Cockenzie Power Station

The final controlled explosive demolition at Cockenzie Power Station has been planned for Thursday 17th December at 2pm, which will see the removal of the remaining boiler house structure. Nearly two-years to the day since the first explosive blowdown (11th Dec 2013) , Brown and Mason will oversee their thirteenth and final event. The remaining…
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December 16, 2015 0

Step Into QMU…

…and find your undergraduate course

December 9, 2015 0

Haddington Farmers’ Market: Saturday 19 December, 2015

Haddington Farmers’ Market is always special. Offering more than just the best of the season’s produce, Haddington Farmers’ Market is an atmospheric alternative to crowded shops during one of the busiest and most hectic times for shopping in the year. Oozing character, its stalls festooned with seasonal decorations as shoppers enjoy the great variety of…
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December 6, 2015 0

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