Lothian Loop

Main Issues Report: Consultation

The Scottish Government requires the council to prepare a Local Development Plan to detail how the county will meet its statutory requirements for 10,000 new homes by 2024, as well as land for employment and the necessary infrastructure to support it. The Main Issues Report is the first stage in this process.  It is a…
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November 13, 2014 0

Sir Jackie Stewart takes pole position at University dyslexia event

Former world champion Formula One racing driver, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, is to make a rare appearance in Scotland during November when he will talk about his personal experiences of living with dyslexia at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Musselburgh, East Lothian. The special public event, which will take place on Wednesday 26th November, aims…
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November 11, 2014 0

What would you do?

Imagine the situation: a person has just missed their train.  They are laden down with shopping and have a small child with them.  They have an hour to kill until their next train. What do you suggest they do… …in North Berwick? …in Longniddry? …in Drem? …in Prestonpans? …in Wallyford? …in Musselburgh? Would love to…
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October 31, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University to stage Community Forum

People in Edinburgh are invited to get an insight into the work of Queen Margaret University (QMU) by taking part in its Community Forum. QMU will host its second Community Forum of this year at its Musselburgh campus on Monday 3rd November from 6.30pm. Local people will have the opportunity to ask questions about the…
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October 30, 2014 0

Britain’s Got Talent to stage auditions at Queen Margaret University

The Britain’s Got Talent production team will be attending a special open audition at Queen Margaret University Student Union at 1pm on Monday 3rd November looking for a range of fresh talent. If you’re interested in meeting them, then come on down and say hello! The auditions are open to all local people living in…
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October 16, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University graduate creations take centre stage in musical ‘Top Hat’

Queen Margaret University (QMU) costume Design and Construction graduate, Ruth George, was part of a team that picked up one of three Olivier Awards which were presented for the musical ‘Top Hat’.   Ruth was a member of the costume design team that supported the award-winning designer Jon Morrell in creating the stunning costumes for…
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October 10, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University students benefit from first ever Ryder Cup Bursary Scheme

Five students from Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh, East Lothian, are amongst the first in the world to receive financial support linked to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland. The group of students, who study on the BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism and the BA (Hons) Events Management, each received a one-off payment of…
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September 28, 2014 0

Award-winning Edinburgh film-maker launches: Kinetic Edinburgh III (Festival City in Motion)

An award winning Edinburgh film-maker has launched the latest edition to a series of short films showcasing Scotland’s beautiful capital city: Kinetic Edinburgh III (Festival City in Motion). Walid Salhab (@SalhabWalid), a media practice lecturer at Queen Margaret University (@QMUniversity), has just released his stunning new time-lapse/stop-motion film captures Edinburgh during the 2014 Fringe Festival.…
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September 9, 2014 0

Suicide Awareness Events in East Lothian

On 10th September, people from around the world will mark World Suicide Prevention Day, an event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. In 2011, 22 people took their own lives in East Lothian – the highest since 1991. This figure decreased the following year to 18 and fell further last year to…
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September 6, 2014 0

Organic September

This September, East Lothian retailers and producers are asking everyone to make a Small Change in their everyday lives, in order to make a Big Difference to our food and farming. The Soil Association Scotland, the organisers of Organic September, is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and…
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September 3, 2014 0