Lothian Loop

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I’ve Been Everywhere (in East Lothian)

“I’ve Been Everywhere” was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962.  Over the years, it has been adapted numerous times by several artists including this spectacular version by Canadian Hank Snow using American places (see video below). We thought it might be fun to have…
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March 27, 2016 0

Votes in to support greenspaces in East Lothian

Hundreds of thousands of Tesco customers in Scotland have voted to help community groups benefit from a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund. Over eight million votes were cast across the UK with almost one million coming from Scotland alone. The supermarket teamed up with greenspace scotland to launch its Bags of Help…
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March 18, 2016 0

April #EastLothianHour: Books!

Taking part in #EastLothianHour on Twitter is a great way to share information (and discover things!) about our great county. The theme for March is Literature, Learning & Libraries and will be hosted by @PLHSLibrary Join in the fun on Thursday 17th March from 7p.m. until 8p.m. The timetable for #EastLothianHour is as follows: 7pm –…
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March 7, 2016 0

March Organisation of the Month: Roots and Fruits

Roots and Fruits is a Tranent based social enterprise which aims to engage with local people and promote the benefits of healthy eating through access to education and affordable fresh produce. You can find them at a number of community venues throughout the week as detailed in this table. Additionally, the group offer to a…
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March 4, 2016 0

QMU Supports ‘Reading is Braw’ in Musselburgh

Queen Margaret University (QMU) is supporting an exciting new reading initiative which is being launched across eight Musselburgh schools on Tuesday 1st March 2016. The Reading is Braw initiative aims to get children in Wallyford, Whitecraig and Musselburgh to read more. For 15 weeks, starting from 1 March 2016, thousands of school pupils across the…
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February 29, 2016 0

April #EastLothianHour – Kindness, Coffee and Guerrilla Happiness

For this month’s #EastLothianHour, we are going to discuss intentional, anonymous acts of kindness performed in playful, creative ways for strangers. So what does this actually mean? If you give someone £2 for a cup of coffee, that’s a nice, decent thing to do. If you campaign for fair trade coffee, that’s activism (there a…
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February 26, 2016 0

Get Fresh at Haddington Farmers’ Market on 27 February, 2016

The first spring blossoms might seem a long ways off, so do yourself a favour and add some freshness to your plate for that extra boost of Vitamin D to see you through the winter months. Natural foods high in vitamin D include fish oils, fatty fish, mushrooms, beef liver, cheese and egg yolks. Plus…
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February 22, 2016 0

New university partnership aims to help shape the future of Scotland’s third sector

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Musselburgh, East Lothian, has teamed up with the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) to offer a new postgraduate study opportunity for public and third sector leaders and senior staff in Scotland. QMU’s new Master of Public Administration (MPA) has been designed in association with ACOSVO to include…
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February 15, 2016 0

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like tickets to Gardening Scotland

February is here and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This year, instead of giving a dozen red roses, why not surprise your loved one by treating them to a pair of tickets to Gardening Scotland? What could be more romantic than giving your heart’s desire the opportunity to see the most beautiful floral fair in…
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February 3, 2016 0

Stephen Walker appointed as Director of Marketing & Hospitality at exclusive Renaissance Club

The Board of The Renaissance Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Walker as its new Director of Marketing & Hospitality, with immediate effect. Prior to this appointment, Stephen was Director of Sales and Marketing at Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, an icon in the world of golf where he led the sales…
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February 3, 2016 0