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It’s going to be a braw January!

Happy New Year from Loopy Towers! We’ve finally packed away the Christmas tree, eaten the last mince pie and already broken a few resolutions. 2017 – the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – flew by, and seems to have re-generated into the Year of Young People quicker than Peter Capaldi turned into Jodie Whittaker. On 30th…
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January 5, 2018 0

Short online taster course offers insight into Dispute Resolution programme

Queen Margaret University is developing a short online taster course for people interested in developing careers in dispute resolution and conflict management. Conflict arises in many contexts – at work, at home, and in personal relationships. QMU will run a free online taster course which will provide an insight into how conflict can be resolved.…
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January 5, 2018 0

Poverty Safari

People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey aka Loki (@lokiscottishrap) gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over.  Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change. He invites you to come on a safari of sorts. A Poverty…
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January 5, 2018 0

MAKE SMALL TALK AND YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE

New campaign encourages public to intervene to help prevent railway suicides Fewer than one fifth of the public realise that suicidal thoughts are temporary (17%) Vast majority would help someone in distress on the railway if they knew they couldn’t make things worse (84.7%) Over half of Scots (52.5%) say they’re good at small talk…
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November 15, 2017 0

Insurer issues rural road warning as temperatures drop

More people killed on Scottish rural roads than urban roads Drivers urged to adapt driving for countryside conditions Insurer issues rural driving tips Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is warning people to take care on rural roads as it is revealed that there was a 23% rise in deaths on Scottish rural roads last year*.…
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November 13, 2017 0

On track for new trains on North Berwick line

New trains for Scotland are another step closer as the ScotRail Alliance today revealed the interiors of its new fleet.   The new Class 385 electric trains – which are being built by Hitachi Rail Europe – will deliver faster journeys, more seats and better services for Scotland when they are rolled out next year.…
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November 7, 2017 0

Paintbox Artist Bootcamp

Stuck in a rut in your creative practice?  Want to know how to promote your work, be social media savvy, write an Artist Statement and just generally “get yourself out there”?Run by experienced Artist and Tutor, Jemma Derbyshire, this 2 Day seminar will arm you will all you need to get yourself up and running and…
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October 3, 2017 0

The search for inspirational young foodies

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2017 ended on Sunday 17th September, having spent 16 days celebrating all those who grow, make, cook and sell Scottish produce and encouraging the great Scottish public to change one thing (#onethingfortnight) by choosing more Scottish food and drink. Having reached around a million people throughout the Fortnight, the organisers…
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September 26, 2017 0

LOCAL NURSERY MANAGER SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

Local nursery manager, Vicky Richardson, who has worked at Fenton Barns Nursery near North Berwick for three years, has been selected as a finalist in the Nursery Manager category within the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2017. Vicky is Nursery Manager at Fenton Barns Nursery and was nominated by nursery owners Caroline Freeman and Nicola Simpson,…
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August 7, 2017 0

PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT SCOTTISH FOOD AND DRINK FORTNIGHT NEXT MONTH

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. Once again, the Fortnight is encouraging the great Scottish public to take part by changing just one thing (#onethingfortnight) about how much Scottish food and drink they buy and eat.…
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August 7, 2017 0