Lothian Loop

Keeping Scotland’s Railway clean for key workers

Across the country, ScotRail staff are working round the clock to provide vital transport for key workers such as NHS staff, emergency workers and carers. ScotRail is operating a revised timetable to keep key workers moving, and by reducing the number of trains in service it has created opportunities for additional cleaning activities on trains,…
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April 3, 2020 0

Exploiting Those Trying To Protect Themselves

During this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it has become apparent to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation and are targeting the most vulnerable. Although we appreciate the concern that is being caused by the outbreak, please continue to be cautious when dealing with callers at…
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March 21, 2020 0

#EastLothianHour – COVID-19

East Lothian Council has a dedicated web page giving the latest council updates & links to national updates & advice. Click here to see it. If you are looking for information specific to your part of East Lothian, there may well be a group set up and your Local Area Partnership might be able to…
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March 19, 2020 0


Police are urging people who live and work in rural East Lothian to remain vigilant after a group of males were seen in the Ormiston/Pathhead area in a white SUV, in suspicious circumstances. While there was no criminality established, it was suspected that they may have been in the area for the purposes of hare…
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March 17, 2020 0

Keep You and Your Community Safe

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch Scotland exists to look out for communities and at a time like this, we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the…
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March 11, 2020 0

Sfrs Launches Older People Month of Action Offering Fire Home Safety Visits In East Lothian

This message is Distributed on Behalf of SFRS Team in East Lothian  MORE than two-thirds of people who died as a result of fire in Scotland in the last five years were over 50-years-old, according to the latest statistics. Figures also show that almost a third of all fire casualties for the same period were aged…
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March 5, 2020 0

Wallace Tree visit highlights importance of yew trees to Scottish history

Iain Gray MSP has welcomed East Lothian residents Paul Greenwood and Bryony Smith, the founders of Scotland’s Yew Tree Heritage Initiative, to the MSP Garden at Holyrood to help promote the importance of yew trees to Scotland’s history and culture. The pair visited the garden to photograph the little known feature of the Scottish Parliament,…
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February 25, 2020 0

Baled Waste Scam

Scotland is seeing an increase in incidents of criminals exploiting disused quarries, farmland and industrial units to illegally dispose of large quantities of waste materials – particularly baled waste. The common mode of transport for this activity is articulated lorries with curtain-sided trailers. In general, the vehicles are unmarked and do not have any company…
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February 20, 2020 0

Wanted: Bus Explorers!

East Lothian Adventurers wanted for the Easter Break! We are looking for a family/group (2 adults and up to 3 children) who are available during 16th – 19th April to tweet about their bus adventures from @EL_Voices. What’s on offer: A family ticket for Edinburgh City Sightseeing Bus Tour (which normally costs £39). The City…
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February 13, 2020 0

Going, Going…

Scotland’s countryside education charity, RHET is holding its first-ever, now SOLD OUT, gala dinner, in celebration of the charity’s 21st birthday on 21 February. However, those who have missed out on a ticket to the dinner need not miss out on the fantastic auction lots available to bid for online. They are going, going but…
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February 11, 2020 0