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  • Scotland’s Railway gives students Christmas tickets

    Christmas is coming early this year for Scottish students, thanks to a massive 50 per cent discount on tickets from Scotland’s Railway. They will be able to take advantage of half price travel on any off-peak ScotRail service until 24 December. And, the train operator is getting into the festive spirit even more by simplifying […]

  • Gifts for Bird Lovers in Aberlady

    If you have any bird lovers in your family, look no further than the SOC (Scottish Ornithologists’ Club) for original gift ideas this Christmas. Based at Waterston House in Aberlady, the SOC operates an art gallery and shop inspired by nature and birds. On offer, this Christmas are prints by Robert Greenhalf and Matt Underwood, […]

  • End of Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Season Around the Forth

    This Message is Distributed on Behalf of the Forth District Salmon and Fishery Board The 31st October 2020 marks the end of the salmon and sea trout fishing season around the Forth. The fishing season will reopen on the 1st February 2021. Fishing for migratory species after the 31st October is a criminal offence and […]

  • Opportunities To Participate

    The Below Information is Forwarded to You From Our Partner Organisation The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN). 1/ HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland were carrying out an inspection on the policing response to hate crime which was paused earlier this year to refocus priorities to respond to the pandemic. Work has now restarted and […]

  • ScotRail joins Samaritans and asks people to look out for each other

    On World Mental Health Day 2020 (Saturday, 10 October) ScotRail is joining the Samaritans and encouraging people to look out for each other. Railway staff across Scotland are being encouraged to share their coping mechanisms and to strike up a conversation with people who they feel may be struggling. From taking a walk and chatting […]

  • East Lothian Tastes Success at Food Awards

    Four businesses from across East Lothian have been awarded much-coveted stars in Great Taste 2020, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards. The four businesses, all extremely different, but each very much embodying quality artisan produce, are now able to display their stars on their product packaging. Well known Gifford business, Yester Farm Dairies […]

  • 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 […]


    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 […]

  • 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 […]


    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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