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East Lothian Voices

East Lothian Voices is a twitter account (@EL_Voices) hosted by a different person each week. A new person takes over each Monday and they say goodbye on Saturday. (Sunday is handover/testing). It’s a chance to learn more about the people who work, live and play in this beautiful county. If you want to have a…
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November 22, 2019 0

Prestonpans 275: Online festival announced to mark anniversary of Battle of Prestonpans

An online festival to mark the 275th anniversary of the battle of Prestonpans and 300th anniversary of the birth of Bonnie Prince Charlie has been announced. The planned programme was originally to have taken place in East Lothian with events taking in Prestonpans. It has now been adjusted to take account of Coronavirus guidelines. Other…
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September 8, 2020 0


Police were called to the Bughtknowe area of Humbie, East Lothian, at 4.40pm yesterday afternoon in relation to a possible hare coursing incident. A concerned member of the public reported seeing two males within a field in the area with a 4 x 4 vehicle parked across the gate. On approaching the field, the males…
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August 20, 2020 0

ScotRail to increase services on 3 August

Five rules for safer travel remain in force, including the wearing of face coverings at stations and on trains. Customers still urged to consider alternative travel options where possible, as physical distancing can’t be guaranteed ScotRail will increase the number of services it operates from Monday, 3 August, it was announced today (Wednesday, 29 July…
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July 29, 2020 0


Officers are looking to trace Graeme Smith, 49, from Edinburgh – missing from his home, has links to Leith, may have travelled to Dunbar. Described as 5ft 10in tall, stocky build, short black hair and facial stubble. May have access to tent and could be sleeping rough. Any info? Call 101 quoting incident number 3220…
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July 23, 2020 0

Wildlife Crime – Information Request

The Forth District Salmon Fishery Board would like to encourage everyone to remain vigilant when out next to rivers in East Lothian as bailiffs have recovered two illegal nets and a number of set lines in recent weeks. The nets are used to take large quantities of salmon and sea trout which can have a…
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June 17, 2020 0

Witness Appeal – Theft of Solar Unit – Traprain Law

Between 4pm on 06/06/20 and 11.30am on 07/06/20 a solar panel unit was stolen from Traprain Law, Haddington. The unit was connected to an electric fence to keep the grazing Exmoor ponies out of the summit pond to protect the sensitive archaeology. Anyone who may have information on the theft should contact 101 quoting incident…
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June 15, 2020 0

East Lothian Life Magazine

A message from Pauline Jaffray, Editor of East Lothian Life: Due to Coronavirus and the ill health of myself I am writing to let you know there will not be a summer issue of East Lothian Life. I am so sorry about this but am hoping, health permitting, I will be back on track for…
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June 10, 2020 1

Scotland’s Railway cannot guarantee physical distancing at all stages of a journey

ScotRail encourages customers to keep playing their part ScotRail is urging customers to follow its five rules for safe travel, as the train operator warns customers it can’t guarantee physical distancing at all stages of a journey. While travel remains for essential journeys only, the rail operator is preparing for any potential easing in lockdown…
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June 10, 2020 0

Creature Candy are Fundraising to Help Save the Scottish Seabird Centre

Small homewares and gifts company Creature Candy join the effort to save much-loved Scottish Seabird Centre Creature Candy has agreed to help raise money for the Scottish Seabird Centre through the sale of limited edition puffin prints, as they suffer from financial difficulties due to COVID-19.  In order to avoid permanent closure, the Scottish Seabird…
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June 9, 2020 0

Witness Appeal – Fatal Road Crash – Dirleton – East Lothian

Police today, Monday, 8 June 2020, renewed their appeal for information following a fatal road crash In East Lothian on Thursday, 4 June 2020. Around 12.45 pm last Thursday afternoon, a 47-year-old man died following the collision between his silver Audi A4 and a black Ford Fiesta on the A198 near Dirleton, East Lothian. The…
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June 9, 2020 0