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Nominations open for the Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018! The Awards are organised by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian, to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within our county. This is your chance to tell STRiVE who makes a difference in your community.…
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August 28, 2018 0

Take a peek at peak times

Have you ever wondered what ‘peak’ and ‘off peak’ times are on the Edinburgh – North Berwick railway line? Unable to find an answer on their website, I tweeted Scotrail: Hey – our peak time restrictions are listed here for North Berwick – Edinburgh: https://t.co/eoKuMqyVy0 ^CT — ScotRail (@ScotRail) July 13, 2018 I didn’t find…
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July 16, 2018 0

East Lothian Scottish seafood firm to make a splash at Edinburgh Food Festival 2018  

East Lothian’s Alandas Scottish Seafood is representing the region at Assembly’s Edinburgh Food Festival, which takes place at Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh, 25-29 July 2018. Alandas, which is based in beautiful Prestonpans, offers a fish and chip experience; where fresh prawns, beautifully cooked salmon and mouthwatering fresh oysters are served every day. All of…
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July 10, 2018 0

Local project leads way on understanding adoption issues in schools

A pioneering project run here in East Lothian is helping to inform a national campaign on raising awareness around attachment issues for adopted and looked after children. Iain Gray MSP met with representatives of Adoption UK at Holyrood to learn more about the Attachment Ambassadors’ Project which the charity has been running in the North…
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June 25, 2018 0

The ScotRail Alliance – taking Pride in its appearance

ScotRail Alliance brands trains with Pride rainbows to celebrate the LGBTI event   ScotRail trains have been branded with the rainbow symbol to mark Pride Edinburgh this weekend.   Two ScotRail Class 170 trains have been branded with Pride’s iconic rainbow symbol in support of Pride Edinburgh, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday).   The trains…
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June 15, 2018 0

Helping It Happen Awards 2018

People across Scotland are being urged to highlight the work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities flourish, as nominations for the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 get underway. Following a successful inaugural year in 2017, Scottish Land & Estates has declared the Helping It Happen Awards 2018 open for…
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May 31, 2018 0

NFU Mutual’s Inspirational Young Person Award 2018

Entries and nominations are being sought for a new award that recognises the incredible talent and dedication being shown by Scotland’s young people within the food and drink sector. This brand-new award is designed to bring out the inspirational stories of young people aged between 16 and 26 who own, work or study within businesses in…
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May 31, 2018 0

Parliamentarians meet local farming representatives

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP have met with local representatives of the National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) for any update on topical issues, including the potential implications of Brexit for farmers in East Lothian. The county politicians met with Willie Thomson and Kelvin Pate at Wheatrig Farm. One of the matters discussed was…
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May 30, 2018 0

NFU Mutual and Scotland Food & Drink encourage young people to enter new award

Entries and nominations are being sought for a new award that recognises the incredible talent and dedication being shown by Scotland’s young people within the food and drink sector. Last month, specialist food and drink insurer, NFU Mutual, joined forces with industry leadership organisation, Scotland Food & Drink, to create a brand-new award, designed to…
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May 8, 2018 0