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More seats for commuters on North Berwick line

The introduction of brand-new class 385 electric trains from December will deliver an improved experience for East Lothian commuters. The key improvements at a glance: Half of North Berwick to Edinburgh services will have 6 carriages 08:07 from Prestonpans to Edinburgh will now have 4 carriages 07:55 from North Berwick to Edinburgh will now have…
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October 1, 2018 0

Independent review of the policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland

You may be aware that following extensive campaigning by former miners, their legal representatives, trade unions and MSPs, the Scottish government has established an independent panel to conduct an inquiry into the policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland. The panel is seeking evidence from former miners, members of the community, police officers and anyone who had…
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September 12, 2018 0

Have your say on the new Historic Environment Policy

Formal consultation is now open for Historic Environment Scotland’s draft policy for historic environment-related planning issues Communities, local authorities, developers and heritage sector stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft Historic Environment Policy (HEP), a key document for decision-makers in the planning process and others managing heritage assets. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) today launched…
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September 10, 2018 0

North Berwick station up for top award

North Berwick station has been nominated as one of the best stations in Britain. ScotRail has announced that North Berwick station has been shortlisted in the ‘Station of the Year’ category of the National Rail Awards 2018. The East Lothian station will be judged against set criteria, including safety, infrastructure and customer-friendly presentation. North Berwick…
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September 10, 2018 0

New electric train ready for North Berwick route

ScotRail will take another step forward in delivering faster journeys, more seats, and better services for customers with the introduction of a brand new Hitachi class 385 electric train to its North Berwick route. Passengers travelling between North Berwick and Edinburgh will be able to experience the new six-carriage train from Monday, 10 September, as…
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September 7, 2018 0

Fit for Work?

16-24? Left school and not currently working? Street League will be running a 10-week employability and fitness course starting 8th October in J and L fitness, Prestonpans. The aim is to get course participants into a positive destination which suits their skill set.  Interested?  Read on….     Workout in the gym Monday-Thursday £70 per…
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September 5, 2018 0

Local parliamentarians to host Macmillan coffee morning

The county’s MSP and MP are hosting an event at the Loch Centre in Tranent as part of this year’s Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ campaign. Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP will host a coffee morning with the assistance of Loch Centre staff, who are long-term supporters of the high profile annual fundraising…
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August 30, 2018 0

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