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North Berwick station up for top award

North Berwick station has been nominated as one of the best stations in Britain. ScotRail has announced that North Berwick station has been shortlisted in the ‘Station of the Year’ category of the National Rail Awards 2018. The East Lothian station will be judged against set criteria, including safety, infrastructure and customer-friendly presentation. North Berwick…
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September 10, 2018 0

New electric train ready for North Berwick route

ScotRail will take another step forward in delivering faster journeys, more seats, and better services for customers with the introduction of a brand new Hitachi class 385 electric train to its North Berwick route. Passengers travelling between North Berwick and Edinburgh will be able to experience the new six-carriage train from Monday, 10 September, as…
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September 7, 2018 0

Fit for Work?

16-24? Left school and not currently working? Street League will be running a 10-week employability and fitness course starting 8th October in J and L fitness, Prestonpans. The aim is to get course participants into a positive destination which suits their skill set.  Interested?  Read on….     Workout in the gym Monday-Thursday £70 per…
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September 5, 2018 0

Nominations open for the Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018! The Awards are organised by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian, to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within our county. This is your chance to tell STRiVE who makes a difference in your community.…
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August 28, 2018 0

Take a peek at peak times

Have you ever wondered what ‘peak’ and ‘off peak’ times are on the Edinburgh – North Berwick railway line? Unable to find an answer on their website, I tweeted Scotrail: Hey – our peak time restrictions are listed here for North Berwick – Edinburgh: https://t.co/eoKuMqyVy0 ^CT — ScotRail (@ScotRail) July 13, 2018 I didn’t find…
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July 16, 2018 0

East Lothian Scottish seafood firm to make a splash at Edinburgh Food Festival 2018  

East Lothian’s Alandas Scottish Seafood is representing the region at Assembly’s Edinburgh Food Festival, which takes place at Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh, 25-29 July 2018. Alandas, which is based in beautiful Prestonpans, offers a fish and chip experience; where fresh prawns, beautifully cooked salmon and mouthwatering fresh oysters are served every day. All of…
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July 10, 2018 0

Local project leads way on understanding adoption issues in schools

A pioneering project run here in East Lothian is helping to inform a national campaign on raising awareness around attachment issues for adopted and looked after children. Iain Gray MSP met with representatives of Adoption UK at Holyrood to learn more about the Attachment Ambassadors’ Project which the charity has been running in the North…
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June 25, 2018 0

The ScotRail Alliance – taking Pride in its appearance

ScotRail Alliance brands trains with Pride rainbows to celebrate the LGBTI event   ScotRail trains have been branded with the rainbow symbol to mark Pride Edinburgh this weekend.   Two ScotRail Class 170 trains have been branded with Pride’s iconic rainbow symbol in support of Pride Edinburgh, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday).   The trains…
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June 15, 2018 0

Helping It Happen Awards 2018

People across Scotland 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 for…
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May 31, 2018 0