Tag Archives: Musselburgh

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 due to start on Wed 30th May, 2018, Thu 31st May and Sun 3rd June so there is likely to be a session to suit most people.

The timing of the weekday sessions might be of particular interest to parents/grandparents who would like to build up confidence while their children are at school.

If you have any questions, contact Heather Cameron, Project Worker, CHANGES Community Health Project, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA

Main Office No 0131 653 3977

Direct Line No 0131 653 1080

Website  www.changeschp.com

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 time, having stopped at all scheduled stations. This is up by 10 per cent from the most challenging period last year.

And, over the past twelve weeks, just one in almost 3,000 services to run on the route missed a stop in order to prevent disruption spreading across the network.

More carriages are also heading to services in East Lothian: a number of trains on the route already have six carriages, following a trial early last year that has since been made permanent. By the end of the year, the majority of peak-time trains between North Berwick and Edinburgh are expected to have six carriages.

Once the new Hitachi Class 385 trains enter service, these will be introduced on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High route, followed by the North Berwick route.

This announcement comes ahead of a public meeting on rail services in East Lothian which will take place in Prestonpans Town Hall, on Thursday 3 May at 7pm where leaders from the ScotRail Alliance will meet customers, as well as Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s Head of Customer Operations, who will be at the meeting said:

“Along with ScotRail Alliance colleagues, I’m looking forward to meeting with our customers in Prestonpans, answering their questions about the service we provide and the improvements we will be making.

“We know that East Lothian is an exceptionally popular place to live, and there’s an ever-growing demand for our services to and from Edinburgh.

“With that in mind, we are doing all we can to ensure everyone has a comfortable journey. By the end of this year, even more of our customers will be able to benefit from longer trains with more seats and better services.”

Reflexology

Geraldine McCullagh, Reflexologist offers Reflexology appointments every Thursday at the Humbie Hub (10am – 5pm).

Reflexology helps with

  • Stress symptoms and anxiety
  • Stomach pain & IBS symptoms
  • Back pain, shoulder and neck pain
  • Arthritis symptoms in hips, knees, back
  • Sciatica pain or lower back pain
  • Nerve pain such as fibromyalgia
  • Headache symptoms & migraines
  • Pregnancy – back pain, reduce anxiety

Cost: £40 per treatment

To book an appointment or purchase a Gift Voucher, contact
Geraldine – Tel no: 07814611847 or E:mail: Geraldine@me-time-therapy.co.uk

www.me-time-therapy.co.uk

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 together university staff, local residents, businesses, organisations, schools and council representatives twice a year to discuss university and local community issues.

Local people will have the opportunity to ask questions about the University and find out how it works with the community through its students, staff, commercial work and widening participation initiatives.

Speakers at the event will include Professor Chris McVittie, Director of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences, who will discuss student participation in QMU’s Volunteering and Community Engagement module.

Professor Petra Wend, Principal of Queen Margaret University, said: “The QMU Community Forum creates a link between local people in and around East Lothian, Edinburgh and the University and is part of our community engagement strategy. The event attracts interest from local residents, councillors and representatives from community groups and offers an excellent platform for local information exchange. It also provides an insight into how the university’s students and staff contribute to the community and opportunities for local people to engage in our activities such as public events, open days, drama projects and community/outreach initiatives.”

QMU is open to the local community throughout the year, providing a range of public facilities, including learning resources, gym and sports centre, café, restaurant and grounds for leisure activities and dog-walking. Local residents should keep a close eye on QMU’s Facebook and Twitter channels which often promote opportunities for the community to engage with the university through public events and research projects.

For more information and to register for the QMU Community Forum, contact Lynne Russell, Communications Manager, Marketing & Communications Office, QMU, T: 0131 474 0000, E: lrussell@qmu.ac.uk

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.

zone-map

 

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
Adult: £3.60
Child: £1.80

Travel in 5 zones
Adult: £4.60
Child: £2.30

Travel in 6 zones
Adult: £5.60
Child: £2.80

Adult single tickets are also available in the Transport for Edinburgh m-ticket app
county Day Ticket

(unlimited travel for one day in zones b-f on EastCoastbuses / Lothian Country Buses only)
Adult: £5.00
Child: £2.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £12.00
countyPLUS Day Ticket

(unlimited travel for one day in zones a-f on EastCoastbuses / Lothian Country Buses only)
Adult: £7.50
Child: £3.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £18.00
Network Day Ticket

(unlimited travel for one day in all zones on EastCoastbuses Lothian Country Buses, Lothian Buses day services, Airlink & Edinburgh Trams only)
Adult: £9.00
Child: £4.50

Please have the correct money ready as we cannot give change.
m-tickets

Adult Day & Family Tickets are available in the Transport for Edinburgh m-ticket app

Eligible Scottish National Entitlement Card holders travel free

When will my bus arrive?

Service 107

Dunbar – East Linton – Haddington – Edinburgh
hourly, 7 days per week (every 30 mins Mon-Fri at peak times)

Mon-Fri:
First departure from Dunbar at 0555
First departure from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 0715
Last bus from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 2244
Last bus from Dunbar to Edinburgh at 2115
Last bus from Dunbar to Haddington at 2359

Saturdays:
First departure from Dunbar at 0655
First departure from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 0740
Last bus from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 2244
Last bus from Dunbar to Edinburgh at 2115
Last bus from Dunbar to Haddington at 2359

Sundays:
First departure from Dunbar at 0743
First departure from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 0820
Last bus from Edinburgh to Dunbar at 2244
Last bus from Dunbar to Edinburgh at 2115
Last bus from Dunbar to Haddington at 2359

Service 124/X24

North Berwick – Gullane – Aberlady – Longniddry – Musselburgh – Edinburgh
Every 30 mins Monday-Saturday (every hour evenings and Sundays)

Mon-Fri:
First departure from North Berwick at 0547
First departure from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 0726
Last bus from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 2328
Last bus from North Berwick to Edinburgh at 2155
Last bus from North Berwick to Musselburgh at 2305

Saturdays:
First departure from North Berwick at 0623
First departure from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 0802
Last bus from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 2328
Last bus from North Berwick to Edinburgh at 2155
Last bus from North Berwick to Musselburgh at 2305

Sundays:
First departure from North Berwick at 0719
First departure from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 0902
Last bus from Edinburgh to North Berwick at 2328
Last bus from North Berwick to Edinburgh at 2155
Last bus from North Berwick to Musselburgh at 2305

Download the full timetable

QMU Supports ‘Reading is Braw’ in Musselburgh

Queen Margaret University (QMU) is supporting an exciting new reading initiative which is being launched across eight Musselburgh schools on Tuesday 1st March 2016.

The Reading is Braw initiative aims to get children in Wallyford, Whitecraig and Musselburgh to read more.

For 15 weeks, starting from 1 March 2016, thousands of school pupils across the Musselburgh learning community will be taking part in a reading challenge, including Musselburgh Grammar, Musselburgh Burgh Primary School, Pinkie St. Peter’s Primary School, Wallyford Primnary School, Whitecraig Primary School, Campie Primary School, Stoneyhill Primary School and Loretto RC Primary School.

All school pupils will be given a reading record to keep a note of their reading and after five weeks they’ll get a lanyard to wear which will show the book that they are currently reading.

There will be rewards and encouragement along the way. At the end of the 15 weeks there will be a huge celebration in recognition of the children’s reading achievements.

The initiative has received widespread support from the local community.  QMU staff and students are supporting the project in a number of ways:

  • 20 QMU staff members have volunteered to deliver regular lunchtime reading sessions in each of the seven participating primary schools throughout the 15 week initiative
  • A number of pop-up library/book swap stations will be installed on the QMU campus to encourage pupils to visit the University and further explore the world of books
  • Validation of Reading is Braw as a Queen Margaret University Children’s University Learning Experience – participating pupils can gain up to 10 hours of Children’s University learning credit by successfully completing the Reading is Braw challenge
First Queen Margaret University Graduation of 2016; Twenty Eight pupils from across Midlothian and East Lothian gathered at QMU this weekend  to receive their graduation certificates from the Principal of QMU Petra Wend; Dressed in their striking blue gowns and mortar boards, friends and families looked on as they received awards from bronze to gold; QMU is the first higher education institution in the east of Scotland to host the childrens University which helps children to broader their horizons and become confident learners; youngsters from various schools across East Lothian were represented.
First Queen Margaret University Graduation of 2016; Twenty Eight pupils from across Midlothian and East Lothian gathered at QMU this weekend to receive their graduation certificates from the Principal of QMU Petra Wend; Dressed in their striking blue gowns and mortar boards, friends and families looked on as they received awards from bronze to gold; QMU is the first higher education institution in the east of Scotland to host the childrens University which helps children to broader their horizons and become confident learners; youngsters from various schools across East Lothian were represented.

QMU is the first higher education institution in the east of Scotland to host the Children’s University which aims to help school children, aged between seven and 14 years of age (and five and six year olds with their families), become confident learners and broaden their horizons. Three of Musselburgh’s schools are partners in QMU’s Children’s University with over 350 of their pupils actively taking part in the programme.

Callum Maguire, Head of Outreach and Community Engagement at QMU, said: “We’re thrilled to support such an exciting initiative. Reading is Braw is exactly the kind of fun and engaging learning initiative that our Children’s University aims to support and we are delighted to include it as part of our Children’s University programme for 2016.

“Reading skills are at the heart of all learning and giving children the skills they need to read, and then encouraging them to read more widely and for pleasure, is crucial to improving standards of literacy in our young people and in turn their overall educational achievement.

“That so many of our staff have volunteered to support the in-school lunchtime reading sessions is testament to the University’s commitment to playing an active role within our local communities and encouraging a love of learning amongst young people.”

For more information on the Reading is Braw initiative, visit the blog or follow the initiative on Twitter: www.edubuzz.org/readingisbraw and twitter.com/Reading_is_Braw

The Reading is Braw initiative is a partnership project between Queen Margaret University, East Lothian Council, Musselburgh Area Partnership and Support from the Start.

For more information on the Queen Margaret Children’s University and to sign up, contact Hayley Jones, Children’s University Education Liaison Officer at QMU on T: 0131 474 0000 or email Hjones@qmu.ac.uk

Musselburgh’s Riding of the Marches 2016 announces its principals

Musselburgh’s Riding of the Marches 2016 has officially launched with the introduction of the seven Principals, who will lead the pomp and pageantry of  this historic event.

RoM2016 is one of the most ancient ceremonies in the UK. Although it is thought to date back to the 5th Century, it was first recorded in 1682. But as the first Musselburgh RoM of the 21st Century, this year’s festivities look forward to fresh changes as well as celebrating its rich history.

Now the Town Champion, Turf Cutter, Turf Cutter’s Assistant, two Squires and two Halberdiers have all been chosen, including Fiona Grant-MacDonald, the first ever woman to take a major role in the event, which is held once every 21 years.

All the Principals will take part in the official RoM ceremony, which is the central occasion in a week of celebration. This commemorates the marking of the ancient boundaries of the Burgh, and highlights the unique history and heritage of the Honest Toun of Musselburgh.

The party ride out under the close protection of the armour-clad town champion, and stop at 12 boundary stations around the town to cut a sod of turf and proclaim “it’s a’ oor ain!’

Other Principals are Town Champion Neil Wilson, Turf Cutter Iain Clark, Squiers David Finlayson and Graham Bennet, and Halberdiers Scott Robertson and Alan Williams. All were chosen for their good work in the town.

The ceremonial aspect of the week-long event – which runs between between July 24-30 – also includes a huge procession, a pageant, an exhibition, a civic ball, a concert with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as various sporting events, and entertainment for young and old. The week will conclude with a spectacular Lumiere at the mouth of the River Esk and a huge fireworks display.

Preparations for RoM2016 began at the end of 2014 with Hogmania, the largest family party in the county at the Brunton Hall, carried on into the next day with the first ever New Year’s Day Loony Dook at Fisherrow Harbour – repeated on 1st January this year. All of the town’s big tournaments and sporting events in 2015 were put on as part of the build-up, and this will continue throughout this year.

Artists from Musselburgh are also making their mark and as street art and yarn bombing are already popping up throughout the town. The highlight of this will be the Riding of the Marches Horse Parade, with ten life-sized model horses decorated mainly by school kids will appear at prominent positions.

(see original article at EventScotland here)