Category: News

  • East Lothian Based Bidding Specialists Get Year 3 off to a Winning Start!

    East Lothian Based Bid Specialists, AM Bid Services are pleased to announce the appointment of David Gray to the newly created role of Bid Development Director. David joins the business on 3rd October 2016, at the start of Year 3 for AM Bid Services. The first 2 years have seen the company grow at an […]

  • Construction to start on East Lothian Community Hospital

    Work on the new £70m East Lothian Community Hospital will start in October after financial contracts were signed with the Scottish Government. The highly anticipated facility, which is being developed jointly by NHS Lothian and East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, will provide a fit-for-purpose facility to deliver high quality healthcare for the county. […]

  • Fame calls for the ‘Ding Dong’ Tree!

    The “Ding Dong” Tree at Prestonpans Primary School is one of six trees in Scotland to be nominated for the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year award!   Listen to pupils from Prestonpans Primary School explain why they nominated the Ding Dong Tree   The Head teacher at Prestonpans Primary School says this copper beech […]

  • New university scholarship to address LGBT issues in tourism & events sector

    Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Musselburgh, East Lothian, has launched a new scholarship geared towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studies in the tourism and events industry. With its specialisms in tourism and events, Queen Margaret University (QMU) has teamed-up with US-based TravelAdvocates to offer the scholarship to up to two students a year […]

  • ScotRail enhances cycling parking at stations

    To mark Cycle To Work Day 2016, ScotRail has announced further significant progress in its continuing programme to expand cycle parking at stations across the network. Since the start of the current franchise, Abellio ScotRail has installed more than 600 additional cycle parking spaces. This is part of the train operator’s wider commitment to encourage […]

  • Queen Margaret University appoints new Deputy Principal

    Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh has appointed Dr Richard Butt as its new Deputy Principal in time for the start of the academic year. Formerly Dean of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management at QMU, Dr Butt has over twenty years higher education experience, including Head of Division for Media, Communication and Performing […]

  • East Lothian PR and Marketing Firm Shortlisted for two UK Business Awards

    Specialist rural PR and Marketing agency Scene & Herd Ltd, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Rural Business Awards 2016 which give recognition to businesses operating across the rural sector. The Awards acknowledge the breadth and depth of opportunity presented by the Great British countryside, as well as celebrating the achievements of rural businesses. Longniddry […]

  • Queen Margaret University masters the art of child’s play

    Queen Margaret University (QMU), in Musselburgh, East Lothian, has joined forces with a children’s charity to offer a Masters degree in Play Therapy. The new course will help to educate Play Therapists of the future ensuring that children, who have experienced trauma, can benefit from a high quality professional support service. The MSc Play Therapy, […]

  • Search is on for East Lothian super tasters

    Food lovers in East Lothian can now put their taste buds to the ultimate test by becoming the first to try out new food and drink products before they hit the supermarket shelves. The Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh is looking for eager foodies to join the […]


    Today, ScotRail announced its partnership with Foundation Scotland, which will manage the train operator’s £90,000 fund to help local communities flourish across Scotland. Over the course of the next year, the ScotRail Foundation will distribute grants across three separate areas; Community Fund, Cultural and Arts Fund, and Employee Charitable Giving Fund. Community groups can apply […]