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Macplants win Premier Gold award at Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland, Scotland’s National Gardening and Outdoor Living Show, has announced its 2016 Award Winners which include Pencaitland based Macplants. Macplants Gavin McNaughton took to Twitter to share the good news: @GardenScotland we are delighted to have won a Premier Gold medal at Gardening Scotland. pic.twitter.com/onZ4Gec9sa — Gavin McNaughton (@macplants) June 2, 2016 Exhibitors and…
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June 3, 2016 0

QMU to stage open-air production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Queen Margaret University’s Performing Arts are celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary by staging a brand new, open-air production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ from 21st to 24th June 2016. More than forty students from across Queen Margaret’s Performing Arts programmes are working with staff to create a truly magical evening of theatre, which is open to…
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June 2, 2016 0

A letter from Scouts Scotland

  Dear Editor, This week is National Volunteers Week and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the dedicated volunteers who make Scouting happen in Scotland. Across the UK, adults involved Scouting contribute in excess of 364 million hours of voluntary work each year to their local communities. It is thanks to…
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May 31, 2016 0

Music lovers and foodies are in for a treat at Gardening Scotland 2016

With just over one week to go until the start of Gardening Scotland – the country’s Outdoor Living Show – the event’s organisers are reminding people that the show is more than just a fantastic day out for gardeners. This year’s event, which takes place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June at the Royal…
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May 25, 2016 0

Five months of travel disruption for Prestonpans

Scottish Water has confirmed that works to replace a 1km sewer pipe along the B1348 in Prestonpans, will begin in the week commencing Monday 30th May 2016. The £1.3million project is required following a series of bursts in the area and is expected to take five months to complete. There will inevitably be some traffic…
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May 25, 2016 0

STRANDED: The Whales at Thorntonloch in 1950

A new book on a major event in East Lothian’s history is now for sale. The book STRANDED: The whales at Thorntonloch in 1950. The stories of the people how were there by Dr James E Herring has been published by Dunbar and District History Society. In the book, there is a chapter on press…
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May 24, 2016 0

First to end East Lothian bus service

Local bus operator First Scotland East today [May 24] confirmed it is proposing to cease bus operations in East Lothian from 14 August 2016 and close its depots in North Berwick and Musselburgh. First Scotland East’s operations in these areas have not been viable for a number of years, despite working hard to turn the…
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May 24, 2016 0

Farmer Takes on 500 Mile Solo Tractor Journey for Charity

An East Lothian farmer is going to tackle the North Coast 500 route in a unique way in order to support RSABI’s ‘Help us help them’ campaign. Instead of travelling by car or bicycle, he will be doing the whole thing in a tractor. John Meikle, from Hoprig Mains, a family farming business, will be…
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May 23, 2016 0

East Lothian based Bidding Consultancy Supporting the Tartan Explorer’s Bid to Cycle the World!

It’s startling to learn that 2 people die in Scotland every day because of Suicide and that Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 35. To tackle this, a global suicide prevention movement has been initiated by The Tartan Explorer, Josh Quigley. The movement which started in November 2015 has reached and touched the…
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May 20, 2016 0