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ScotRail aiming to save lives with new app

ScotRail has launched a new app for all employee phones and tablets to help prevent suicides on the railway. Developed by Network Rail in partnership with Samaritans and the wider rail industry, the app gives employees guidance on possible warning signs and how best to support someone in need. It also provides a direct link…
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April 26, 2018 0

MP visits local advocacy service

Martin Whitfield MP has visited Musselburgh-based CAPS Independent Advocacy, which provides individual and collective advocacy for local people who use or have used mental health services. During the visit, Mr Whitfield found out more about the organisation’s current activity and the support it provides for local people. He also discussed the way his office works…
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April 22, 2018 0

Parliamentarians to hold public meeting on local rail concerns

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are holding a public meeting to provide a further opportunity for rail users to highlight ongoing problems with the service on the North Berwick Line. The local parliamentarians have decided to hold the meeting following continued widespread frustration and complaints about the issues that have dogged the line,…
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April 7, 2018 0

ScotRail Alliance launches new £400,000 Cycling Fund

The ScotRail Alliance has launched a £400,000 Cycle Fund, as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access and facilities for cyclists at Scotland’s railway stations.  Over the next four years, £100,000 a year will be made available to local councils and community organisations. This funding will be used to deliver projects which contribute to…
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March 27, 2018 0

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 ‘HELPING IT HAPPEN’ RURAL AWARDS

People across East Lothian are being urged to highlight the work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities flourish, as nominations for the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 get underway. Following a successful inaugural year in 2017, Scottish Land & Estates has declared the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 open…
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February 22, 2018 0

(Not so) Random Acts of Kindness in East Lothian (and beyond)

Love the idea of carrying out Random Acts of Kindness but stuck for ideas?  An A-Z of Guerrilla Kindness might look something like this: Action for Happiness – @actionhappiness helps people take practical action for a happier and more caring world. And guess what? Being kind makes you happy. Bus Shelters – Bus shelters are the…
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February 17, 2018 0

Scottish Seabird Centre seeks future conservation leader

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, seeks a young person to join the Board of Trustees for the duration of one year. The Seabird Centre recognises the importance of the themed year and the need to engage the next generation, who can bring invaluable insight,…
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February 12, 2018 0

Our Outdoors – Your Views Wanted

CHANGES Community Health Project has been contacted by the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC). They are looking for people to participant in their research project. The project team are passionate about working with the public to improve health…
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February 9, 2018 0

‘Poetry in oor Ain Scots Tounge’

Poet Peter M Mcculloch has recently self-published his fourth book this one, of Scots verse. Peter describes ‘Poetry in oor Ain Scots Tounge‘ as “some a bit of fun and creative and perhaps a wee bit poignant.  Others a touch of rustic.” Frae pipe bands, tae talkin’ yowes, Tae ferm hands, wae horse an plough, Tae schuil days, frosty…
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February 2, 2018 0

Annual Police Plan 2018/19

Police Scotland is currently developing the 2018/19 Annual Police Plan which will be laid before the Scottish Parliament at the end of March. The plan has been shaped around the areas of focus within the Policing 2026 strategy ‘Serving a Changing Scotland’ of prevention, protection, communities, knowledge and innovation.  It sets out the policing priorities…
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January 23, 2018 0