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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

CHANGES Cycling for Health Programme for Beginners in Musselburgh

This free six-week programme is supported by trained, friendly and supportive volunteer ride leaders, helping adults who haven’t cycled for some time or those wanting to improve their cycling skills build up their confidence on a bike. All equipment is provided so don’t be put off if you don’t have a bike! The sessions are…
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May 2, 2018 0

ScotRail Alliance to confirm improvements in East Lothian

The ScotRail Alliance will confirm how they are improving rail services for customers in East Lothian at a public meeting on Thursday evening (03 May). The most recent figures show the level of service on the North Berwick route has improved in recent months, with 94.1 per cent of ScotRail trains meeting their target arrival…
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May 2, 2018 0

April Canteen Street Food Festival @ Archerfield

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SATURDAY? How about having an AMAZING day of street food, music & fun at Archerfield Walled Garden?! No booking required – £1 Adults, kids go free (dogs welcome) April Trader Line-Up : Chick & Pea (Middle Eastern) Taste Like Crepe (Sweet Crepes) Spice Pots (Indian) Mac Shack (Mac n Cheese) Sugar Daddys…
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April 26, 2018 0

ScotRail aiming to save lives with new app

ScotRail has launched a new app for all employee phones and tablets to help prevent suicides on the railway. Developed by Network Rail in partnership with Samaritans and the wider rail industry, the app gives employees guidance on possible warning signs and how best to support someone in need. It also provides a direct link…
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April 26, 2018 0

MP visits local advocacy service

Martin Whitfield MP has visited Musselburgh-based CAPS Independent Advocacy, which provides individual and collective advocacy for local people who use or have used mental health services. During the visit, Mr Whitfield found out more about the organisation’s current activity and the support it provides for local people. He also discussed the way his office works…
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April 22, 2018 0