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LUXURY EAST LOTHIAN HOTELIERS LAUNCH NEW HANDMADE CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

Owners of Garleton Lodge unveil details of their delicious new handmade chocolate business – The Chocolate Stag Angela and David Cockerton, owners of Garleton Lodge, a luxury small hotel in East Lothian, are delighted to announce the launch of their new handmade chocolate business – The Chocolate Stag. Having worked in the property and catering…
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November 5, 2018 0

East Lothian hotel celebrates 4-star Gold Award

A luxury hotel in East Lothian has achieved a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland just one year after opening. Garleton Lodge nestled in a countryside setting between Haddington and Gullane, has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from the national tourism organisation. Having worked in the property and catering industries in the Middle East,…
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October 17, 2018 0

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

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

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

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

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