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Places for People given green light for Longniddry South

Places for People has been cleared to start work later this year on the first phase of a vibrant new extension to the village of Longniddry after East Lothian council approved detailed designs for 98 new homes.  Phase one of Longniddry South includes the development of 39 affordable rent homes specially designed for people over…
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July 10, 2019 0

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

East Lothian’s Alandas Scottish Seafood Grill, Gelato and Fish & Chips is representing the region at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival, which is taking place over 10 days at Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh, 19th-28th July 2019. Alandas, which is based in Prestonpans, offers a fish and chip experience; where fresh prawns, beautifully cooked salmon…
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June 29, 2019 0

KYST (Coast)

                                                                                                       Ben Woodhams 6 July – 26 August 2019 The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady KYST is a solo exhibition by Ben Woodhams, a British artist living in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm.  Every Friday in 2018, Ben walked a section of the coastline of Bornholm, making a record of the journey through sketching and…
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June 17, 2019 0

Sir Paul Grice appointed Principal of QMU

Queen Margaret University has announced that Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament, will be appointed as the University’s new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Sir Paul, who was knighted in the New Year Honours List 2016 for services to the Scottish Parliament and voluntary services to higher education and the community in…
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June 13, 2019 0

The Batch Lady visits Fenton Barns Nursery

With over 60,000 social media followers and a recently signed two book deal with Harper Collins, The Batch Lady (aka Suzanne Mulholland) is the cooking sensation of the year and, on Wednesday 12th June, Fenton Barns Nursery, near North Berwick, was lucky enough to play host to her first ever East Lothian demonstration. Admired for…
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June 13, 2019 0

Dunbar Station Car Park

Twenty-one of the Seventy-six car parking spaces at Dunbar station will be closed from Monday 10 June until Monday 11 November 2019. This is to allow for work on a new second platform to be carried out. More information on the new platform can be found at: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/scotland/dunbar-station-new-platform/ The temporary closure will see 10 spaces…
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June 4, 2019 0

Braw Buildings 2019

Applications are now open for young people and families who want to discover Scotland Hostelling Scotland and Scottish Civic Trust are inviting young people and families to apply for Braw Buildings 2019, which will give them the opportunity to explore a new area of Scotland. This is the second year that Hostelling Scotland, which launched in…
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June 3, 2019 0

Puffin Season 2019 launches at the Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre, a leading UK education and conservation charity, is today (Monday 27 May) launching its official 2019 puffin season, as these spectacular seabirds settle into their burrows and the first of this year’s pufflings (puffin chicks) begin to make an appearance. The season marks the peak period of puffin activity on the…
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May 27, 2019 0

Final call for East Lothian food heroes

Food and drink producers, street food vendors and culinary creatives from across East Lothian have until the 3rd of June to apply for a space at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival. Taking place in Assembly George Square Gardens from 19-28 July 2019, the annual foodie event welcomed over 25,000 visitors in 2018 and is now…
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May 15, 2019 0

“Over Land and Sea”

An Exhibition Tim Wootton, Darren Rees, Daniel Cole and Simon Griffiths Scottish ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady 25 May – 3 July 2019 This group exhibition brings together three painters Tim Wootton, Darren Rees and Daniel Cole and a sculptor, Simon Griffiths to focus on wildlife captured at a particular moment. All are established wildlife artists and…
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May 11, 2019 0