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East Lothian Ladies announces Leuchie House as their Charity of the Year 2020

Local networking group and business, East Lothian Ladies, has today announced a new partnership with Leuchie House as their Charity of the Year 2020. East Lothian Ladies (ELL) started life as, and will always remain, a Facebook group dedicated to the wonderful ladies of East Lothian – sharing advice, recommendations, inspiration and support and learning…
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January 6, 2020 0

Counter-Terrorism Training available to the Public

The following information has been received from Police Scotland Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism Unit. An award-winning counter-terrorism training course is now available to the public for the first time and Police want you to sign up to help protect the UK. Counter-Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to…
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December 11, 2019 0

East Lothian Voices

East Lothian Voices (@EL_Voices) is a twitter account hosted by a different person each week. A new Voice takes over each Monday before they say goodbye on Saturday. (Sunday is handover/testing). It’s a chance to learn more about the people who work, live and play in this beautiful county. East Lothian Voices 2020 schedule is…
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November 22, 2019 0

Legal Aid in Scotland – Generous to over 60s

Despite cuts, legal aid can help many pensioners – but sadly too few Scottish pensioners are aware that they can get legal aid. Consequently many are missing out on a really good opportunity for them and their families. “Legal Advice and Assistance” is a part of the overall Scottish Legal Aid system and this scheme…
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November 13, 2019 0

Damaged Defibrillator

Police Scotland are appealing for information following the discovery of damage to the defibrillator which is situated outside the Community Centre in Port Seton. It is believed to have happened sometime on Friday 8th November. If anyone has any information regarding the damage to this potentially life-saving piece of equipment, please contact Police on 101…
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November 13, 2019 0

Criminal offence to fish for salmon or sea trout until 1st February 2020

Fishing for migratory species after the 31st October 2019 is a criminal offence and Forth District Salmon Fishery Board bailiffs will be patrolling rivers throughout the Forth during this period. The 31st October 2019 marked the end of the salmon and sea trout fishing season around the Forth. The fishing season will reopen on the…
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November 1, 2019 0

East Lothian Foodbank A-Z

Not sure what to donate to East Lothian Foodbank? The foodbank often lists which items they are short of on their Facebook page. However, if you’re lacking inspiration you can use the chart below to select a couple of items. If you keep meaning to donate a few items but never get around to it,…
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October 29, 2019 0

Online Security Workshop

There will be an online security workshop in the Fletcher Room, Haddington Town House on 13 November from 9.30 – 11.30. The workshop is designed for self-employed people and SMEs and looks at things like password management, how to spot scams and the basics of keeping you and your data safe online. If you would…
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October 22, 2019 0

Reasons to be Cheeseful, Part 3

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickleSlap and tickleWoody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and PasqualeBalabalabala and Volare In East Lothian, we are lucky to have a good choice of both makers, and stockists of cheese. Yester Farm Dairies award-winning artisan dairy products are made on their family farm, Yester Mains, just outside Gifford. All the milk…
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October 8, 2019 0

A sustainable brew at Edinburgh Coffee Festival – Sat 5 October

EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday 5th October 2019, at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange and, whilst never forgetting its focus on taste and coffee knowledge, sustainability will be a key theme once again this year. In a brand new development the ‘Coffee Garden’, constructed by GP Plantscape, is coming to town for the festival.…
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September 30, 2019 0