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Get Fresh at Haddington Farmers’ Market on 30 January, 2016

The first spring blossoms might seem a long ways off in these grey days of January, 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…
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January 19, 2016 0


The Gardening Scotland event, which takes place in the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from 3rd-5th June, welcomes a new Chairman to the fold ahead of the 2016 event.  Jimmy Gilchrist, who runs family business GP Plantscape Ltd, based in Lanark, takes over from longstanding Chairman Donald Wemyss. Scotland’s national gardening event…
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January 13, 2016 0

Musselburgh’s Riding of the Marches 2016 announces its principals

Musselburgh’s Riding of the Marches 2016 has officially launched with the introduction of the seven Principals, who will lead the pomp and pageantry of  this historic event. RoM2016 is one of the most ancient ceremonies in the UK. Although it is thought to date back to the 5th Century, it was first recorded in 1682.…
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January 13, 2016 0

2016 #EastLothianHour Themes

Taking part in #EastLothianHour on Twitter is a great way to share information (and discover things!) about our great county. January – Volunteering – Monday 11th January 9.a.m. – 10.a.m. This early morning #EastLothianHour will be hosted by @StriveVolunteer and will be a great way to find out about volunteering opportunities through the county and to…
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January 11, 2016 0

Petition: Please provide your residents with better recycle bins

The following petition has been set up by Tranent resident @Tracey_Binnie : Letter to East Lothian Council To whom it may concern, The current recycle bins with ‘shower cap’ lids provided to residents simply aren’t fit for purpose. Not only are they quite small which means we need more than one box, the lids are…
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January 7, 2016 0

Improving nursing practice through learning and development

An innovative conference for healthcare leaders and practitioners which aims to advance learning and development practices will be held in Scotland this summer. ‘Enhancing Practice Conference 2016’ will provide nurse professionals and other healthcare staff with the opportunity to learn from some of the most influential nurse leaders and social leadership experts in Europe. The…
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January 6, 2016 0

One year of free school meals

Pupils, families and schools continuing to benefit. Primary schools across Scotland will continue serving up free school meals for all Primary 1-3 pupils in 2016, after a successful first year of implementation. The Scottish Government is providing an additional £53.9 million to enable local councils to continue to deliver this commitment. Following its launch by…
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January 5, 2016 0

East Lothian New Year Honours

The honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life and/or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.  Whether someone gets an honour – and the honour they get – is decided by an honours committee. The committee’s decisions go to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen, who awards the honour. …
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December 31, 2015 0

Gardens open in East Lothian

Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity, was created in 1931 in order to facilitate the opening of private gardens to the public as a means of raising money to support the training and pensions of the Queen’s Nurses, generally known as District Nurses. Four years earlier The National Gardens Scheme had been founded in England for…
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December 30, 2015 0

Plans submitted for £2m Prestonpans Health Centre extension

Final proposals for a £2million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre have been submitted to East Lothian Council for approval. The plans, which were put to the Council earlier this month, will see the building increase in size and will provide purpose-built spaces for patients and staff. As well as reconfiguring the current health…
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December 24, 2015 0