Lothian Loop

MSP LAUNCHES ANTI-XENOPHOBIA CAMPAIGN

Independent Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart launched Not My Xenophobia, a new campaign to challenge xenophobic attitudes in politics and the media, today at the Scottish Parliament. Not My Xenophobia invites Scots social media users to name-and-shame examples of xenophobic language, stereotypes and attitudes they see being used by newspapers, adverts, TV programmes and…
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March 17, 2015 0

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

streetlife.com, the local social network, on a mission to strengthen community spirit A new website has launched across East Lothian with a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours. Streetlife, the local social network, provides a free and easy way for communities to share news,…
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March 7, 2015 0

URGENT: Special Landscape Area Consultation

East Lothian Council is carrying out a review of its landscapes with a view to designating Special Landscape Areas. These landscapes will then be given protection through the policies of the East Lothian Local Development Plan. This is your opportunity to suggest beauty spots, natural places, viewpoints and landscapes that you consider special or have…
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February 27, 2015 0

Changes to Lothian Bus services affecting East Lothian

From Sunday 29th March, Lothian Buses will be making changes to most bus services. These changes will result in improvements to timetables, especially in the evenings and at weekends.  The changes to routes through East Lothian are summarised below: Service 15   Revised route and timetable A revised route resulting in a quicker, more direct service…
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February 26, 2015 0

Award-winning student beats eating disorder

A student from Queen Margaret University (QMU), Musselburgh, East Lothian, has won an academic excellence award, the Sandie Randall award, after overcoming an eating disorder. Caitlin Canavan, a fourth year International Hospitality & Tourism Management student, has now become a Scottish Young Ambassador for national eating disorder charity, Beat, to help support other young people…
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February 16, 2015 0

Main Issues Report Consultation

The consultation period for the Main Issues Report ends on the 8th February. Even if you have never completed a council survey in the past or have no real interest in local governance, this is a chance to make your views heard and perhaps change what will be in the next local plan. If you…
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January 15, 2015 0

First Children’s University graduation to take place in the east of Scotland

60 school pupils from across East Lothian will gather at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Musselburgh, East Lothian, on Friday 9th January 2015, as part of the first Children’s University graduation ceremony to be held in the east of Scotland. The junior scholars will be dressed head to toe in traditional gowns and mortar boards.  Family,…
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January 5, 2015 0

First Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation launches at Queen Margaret University

The first Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation was launched at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, on Tuesday 9th December 2014. The launch of the new Centre is enhancing Scotland’s position as a leader in food and drink innovation in Europe and supporting access to the global market for healthy and functional food. Over…
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December 16, 2014 0

The Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund

The Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund is for urgent repairs to public places of worship across the UK It is intended to ensure historic places of worship can remain open for commemoration, services and other community functions and events. Grants are available from £10,000 to £100,000 to help meet the costs of urgent…
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December 9, 2014 0

Be Prepared

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December 8, 2014 0