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Dadswork Petition

East Lothian organisation, Dadswork, is experiencing a funding crisis. Please consider signing their petition to East Lothian Council. DadsWork requires funding from East Lothian Council to continue its work and survive from closure. DadsWork is an unique and innovative service supporting fathers and provides key services for male parents/carers in East Lothian, it provides parenting…
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June 2, 2014 0

Edinburgh Marathon

The 2014 Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May and incorporates the Edinburgh Marathon, EMF Half Marathon, EMF Team Relay, EMF 10K, EMF 5K & EMF Junior Races Prestongrange Museum at the western edge of Prestonpans is a great place to cheer on the runners.  The visitor centre (with…
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May 13, 2014 0

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