Lothian Loop

Sharing info for the benefit of East Lothian Residents, Businesses & Visitors

Gardening freebies for schools & groups

The Woodland Trust offer free tree packs to plant in school grounds.  These can be used to form wildlife corridors or edible hedgerows.  Through their Nature Detective’s programme, they also offer a huge range of Curriculum-linked planting resources. You can apply for a Potato Pack from the Potato Council. Find out if you are eligible…
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April 6, 2014 0

Why didn’t you Retweet me?

The answer to this could be several things…. 1) You didn’t ask me to. Despite never having asked me to retweet information, some people will still complain that I am “ignoring” them. 2) I did. It’s easy to see if I have already retweeted something, just expand the tweet.  Do this before asking me to…
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April 5, 2014 0

Potential operator sought for Meadowmill funicular railway

Meadowmill Bing Enterprise (MBE) has announced that it is seeking to appoint an operator for the forthcoming Prestonpans railway, which will connect the base of the Meadowmill Bing with restaurant at the top of the former spoil heap. MBE chief executive Pilar Lofo said: “This is a significant step forward in the Meadowmill Funicular”. “Over…
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April 1, 2014 0

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday falls on 30 March 2014 and we would love to receive your gift suggestions. Tweet us your gift suggestions < £10 <£25 <£50 The gift can be real, wrappable things or an experience or virtual but must be either locally made (or support a local enterprise) or fairtrade. Gifts must be ethically sourced/made…
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March 5, 2014 0

March Events


February 25, 2014 0

Publicising your East Lothian event

You can organise the best event in the world, but if no-one knows about it, it’s unlikely to be a success.  Here are a few tips on how to spread the word about your East Lothian events. Firstly, draft an outline of the key details of your event, e.g. Name of the event (e.g. East…
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February 25, 2014 0

Women of East Lothian

In Prestonpans, immediately to the east of Northfield House is a passageway that connects Preston Road to Mid Road.  A modern sign simply reads “Northfield” but, in days gone by, according to Peter McNeill’s  Prestonpans and Vicinity, the lane was known as ‘Katie Herrin’s Close’ (“from the fact that a very old woman of that…
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February 24, 2014 0

East Lothian Garden Centre Cafes

There’s only one thing better than discovering a new garden centre – and that’s discovering a garden centre that has a tearoom! Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of East Lothian garden centre cafes, together with a review, details about facilities, opening hours and website/directions? If you can help, please leave your suggestions…
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February 17, 2014 0

Romantic East Lothian

With its secluded beaches, award-winning restaurants and ancient castles, East Lothian is made for romance! Where did you take your first date? Where would you recommend to get down on bended knee and pop the question – or to get married?  Any recommendations for a honeymoon destination in East Lothian? Where in East Lothian would…
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February 13, 2014 0

East Lothian Secret Breastfeeding Club

The East Lothian Council website proudly pronounces that it has developed a register of premises that are breastfeeding friendly “to support new mothers”. Great, you might think.  New mothers need support don’t they? But what about the mothers who aren’t “new”, the mothers who have chosen…SHOCK!….HORROR!….to breastfeed beyond six weeks?  “Extended” breastfeeding is a term…
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February 12, 2014 0