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More seats for Scotland’s Six Nations clash

ScotRail is adding more seats for fans travelling to Scotland’s Six Nations home game at the BT Murrayfield Stadium this weekend. Scotland play Italy on Saturday 2 February at 2.15pm, and to help the day run smoothly extra carriages will be added to key ScotRail services on the following routes to/from Edinburgh: Fife Circle (Glenrothes…
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January 31, 2019 0

ScotRail Foundation awards £5,000 to Musselburgh project

Three community art projects in Edinburgh are being provided with extra support thanks to almost £12,000 worth of grants from the ScotRail Foundation Cultural and Arts Fund. The ScotRail Foundation is part of the ‘ScotRail in the Community’ initiative and aims to empower residents making a positive difference in their local community. The funding has…
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January 31, 2019 0

ScotRail Alliance joins up with Samaritans to combat the blues with brews

The ScotRail Alliance and Samaritans are asking people to get together on ‘Brew Monday’ for a cuppa and help save a life. Dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’, the charity is turning ‘Blue Monday’ on its head and is hoping to banish the January blues by encouraging friends, family and work mates to…
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January 18, 2019 0

Botanical Art Exhibition: 19 Jan – 27 Feb 2019

The SOC is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary botanical art, bringing together paintings by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA), alongside sculptures by Ellen McCann. Botanical painting has a long and important history. It was used to record the nature of plants for scientific and medicinal purposes and continues to…
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January 10, 2019 0

Haddington Golf Club members vote to change the face of golf

East Lothian, Scotland – Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat this Winter, with a change to the way we play golf in East Lothian. Haddington Golf Club, a long established parkland course in East Lothian, is adapting to the changing face of golf. Yesterday was the final day of voting for the proposed new…
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December 19, 2018 0


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

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