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  • Summer Exhibitions @ SOC, Aberlady

    This summer, for the first time, SOC will host an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in the garden of the SOC in Aberlady, as well as an exhibition inspired by Insects indoors: Wonder Wander 3 June – 26 September 2021 Edinburgh based sculptor Andrea Geile presents new outdoor sculptures in the grounds of the SOC (Scottish […]

  • The Big Beach Clean June 5-8th

    Individuals, families, groups of friends and community groups are called upon to help clean the whole coast from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed!  Lil and Caledonian Horticulture need your help! They aim to clean as much of the shoreline as possible along the entire stretch and need all hands on deck to cover this roughly […]

  • The World’s First Reusable Bottle Made From Plants!

    Since 2018 founders Jake and Amee embarked on a mission to craft the world first reusable bottle made from plant-based materials, while on their journey including social projects, economic justice, and ecological materials every step of the way. After 2 years of intense research Queen Margaret University graduate Jake and Edinburgh College graduate Amee managed […]

  • New office hub opens between Longniddry and Haddington

    A new office hub, accommodating lone workers and businesses of up to eight people, has now opened between Haddington and Longniddry. Wheatrig Business Hub, located two miles from Longniddry and four and a half miles from Haddington, has transformed a historic farm building, with stunning views and a peaceful location, into a modern office hub […]

  • East Lothian takeaway batters competition to be crowned one of UK’s top 50

    One of East Lothian’s most popular family fish and chip shops has been crowned one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways of the year for the second year running and the only chippy in Edinburgh and the Lothians to make the prestigious list. The accolade follows an extensive search by leading trade […]

  • Local businesses set to help First Time Buyers beat rising East Lothian property prices

    Local businesses Stisi Group and Clancys Solicitors and Estate Agents are set to give first time buyers a leg up on to the property ladder with a free virtual First Home Fund event this weekend, helping to beat rising local prices and the financial challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. A recent report from Online Mortgage […]

  • East Lothian charity faces up to Covid-19 mental health challenges

    Covid-19 has had an impact on all of us in one way or another. For those working in the field of mental health, with face-to-face meetings on hold for nearly a year, it has required a new and different way of working. East Lothian mental health charity, CHANGES have devised a training course called CHAT […]

  • Domestic Abuse – Right To Ask

    Coronavirus restrictions are difficult for everyone. For those living with an abusive partner or family member, it is dangerous, traumatic and relentless. Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) aims to prevent domestic abuse by giving people the right to ask about the background of their partner.  It also allows concerned members of the […]

  • Local Charity Wins Self Management Awards

    During a tough and testing year for many, the 2020 Self Management Awards went ahead for the first time virtually, with local charity ANAM CARA being announced as the Winner of the Self Management in the Community Awards – a testament to their work within both East and Midlothian. Held virtually on ZOOM, the awards […]

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