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Fabulous February

January seemed to last forever what with FIVE Mondays and TWO full moons. Thankfully, the shortest month is finally here and it’s going to be great!  Here’s why: From 1st February, to celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will be lowering drawbridges and opening gates to young people at historic sites…
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February 1, 2018 0

It’s going to be a braw January!

Happy New Year from Loopy Towers! We’ve finally packed away the Christmas tree, eaten the last mince pie and already broken a few resolutions. 2017 – the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – flew by, and seems to have re-generated into the Year of Young People quicker than Peter Capaldi turned into Jodie Whittaker. On 30th…
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January 5, 2018 0

Queen Margaret University to stage November Community Forum

People living in the surrounding communities of East Lothian and Edinburgh are invited to Queen Margaret University (QMU) to get an insight into the institution’s work. QMU will host its Community Forum of this year at its Musselburgh campus in East Lothian on Monday 21st November from 6.30pm – 7.45pm. The QMU Community Forum brings…
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November 3, 2016 0

Original Seabird Centre architects to work on National Marine Centre project

Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, announces the appointment of Simpson & Brown Architects for the National Marine Centre project. The Simpson & Brown team worked on the original, award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre building which opened to the public in May 2000. The Seabird Centre has become a very popular landmark…
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November 3, 2016 0

EAST COAST BUSES LAUNCHES TIMETABLES AND FARES

East Coast Buses has announced timetable and fare information as part of its package to rescue key services in East Lothian. A wholly-owned subsidiary and part of the Lothian Buses family of companies, the operator is set to introduce new routes in addition to the continuation of existing commercial and school provisions. The company will…
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July 28, 2016 0

East Coast Buses Fare & Timetable Info

What will the fares be? The EastCoastbuses network is split up into zones – with tickets available for both single-zone and multi-zone journeys.   Single tickets Travel in 1 zone or 2 zones (if it includes city zone a) Adult: £1.60 Child: £0.80 Travel in 2 or 3 zones Adult: £2.60 Child: £1.30 Travel in 4 zones…
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July 27, 2016 0

Visit East Lothian…by Public Transport!

I love East Lothian but there are parts of the county I haven’t visited because I don’t have a car and public transport can be patchy. Recently, I was in Waverley station and noticed a Visit East Lothian banner prominently displayed at Platform 4 and I found myself pondering how many visitors to Edinburgh take…
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June 14, 2016 0

April #EastLothianHour: Books!

Taking part in #EastLothianHour on Twitter is a great way to share information (and discover things!) about our great county. The theme for March is Literature, Learning & Libraries and will be hosted by @PLHSLibrary Join in the fun on Thursday 17th March from 7p.m. until 8p.m. The timetable for #EastLothianHour is as follows: 7pm –…
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March 7, 2016 0

April #EastLothianHour – Kindness, Coffee and Guerrilla Happiness

For this month’s #EastLothianHour, we are going to discuss intentional, anonymous acts of kindness performed in playful, creative ways for strangers. So what does this actually mean? If you give someone £2 for a cup of coffee, that’s a nice, decent thing to do. If you campaign for fair trade coffee, that’s activism (there a…
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February 26, 2016 0

URGENT: Special Landscape Area Consultation

East Lothian Council is carrying out a review of its landscapes with a view to designating Special Landscape Areas. These landscapes will then be given protection through the policies of the East Lothian Local Development Plan. This is your opportunity to suggest beauty spots, natural places, viewpoints and landscapes that you consider special or have…
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February 27, 2015 0