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Hit the road in East Lothian this summer

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Forget the over-rated North Coast 500 – Visit East Lothian has reminded day trippers of three routes that start right on Edinburgh's doorstep. The tourism body initially suggests using a car, although there will...

Call for council candidates to support the Drem to Gullane path

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East Lothian campaigners are calling on political parties contesting May’s council elections to include a manifesto pledge to build a cycle and walking path between Drem and Gullane. The resident led campaign is now in...

Planning application lodged for site set aside for greyhound stadium

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A local family business has lodged plans for a solar-powered factory on industrial land which was previously set aside for a greyhound stadium. John Gilmour Butchers in East Lothian have applied for planning permission to...

Still planning a future for Cockenzie six years on

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It is more than six years since the iconic twin chimneys of Cockenzie Power Station was demolished in a dramatic demolition. But the question of what will rise out of the ashes remains at the...

Gullane Beach – council spending a penny or two on the public toilets

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A £300,000 revamp of toilets in Gullane will include new signs urging people to go away. East Lothian Council is planning to invest in the facilities at Gullane Beach which it says  have fallen into...

Musselburgh Racecourse says Cin Cin to new Edinburgh Gin deal

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Edinburgh Gin has strengthened its relationship with Musselburgh Racecourse with a three year extension to a six-figure sponsorship deal. As official gin provider to the East Lothian track, Edinburgh Gin’s portfolio will be available throughout...

Empson hosts Big Fish Match

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Well-known East Coast competition angler Chris Empson is organising the East Coast Big Fish match on Sunday, November 21 and it is free to enter. There is a trophy for the biggest fish and one...

Fireworks display hits new heights in Honest Toun

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The Honest Toun’s revamped Guy Fawkes firework display has been declared an outstanding success by many who attended the event at Musselburgh Racecourse. Five thousand free tickets were issued in a joint project financed by...

Musselburgh jumps back into action with best ever National Hunt programme

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Musselburgh Racecourse jumps back into action on Saturday 30 October with its “biggest and best ever” National Hunt programme. Aside from the opening £100,000 fixture, season highlights include the traditional Betway New Year’s Day meeting...

Fringe hit comedian comes to The Brunton

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After his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Thunderjab 3, Midlothian-based, Scottish comedian and writer, Eric Davidson, brings his unique style of humour to The Brunton this Autumn. Over the last few years, Eric has been...

Brunton launches new season

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The Brunton at Musselburgh has launched its October 2021 to January 2022 season, offering a line-up of theatre, music, dance film. What Moves You? features a solo performance from dance artist Niamh O’Loughlin. An outdoor...

Ducks – great location, website and food but…….

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Ducks, built originally in 1638, sits at the heart of a sleepy village of Aberlady near a wildlife reserve on the East Lothian coastline near Edinburgh. It is, according to the website, recognised as...

Weekend racing and family fun at Musselburgh

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Hot on the heels of a successful August and its sell-out Ladies Day meeting, Musselburgh Racecourse is gearing up for a busy double-header weekend on 11 and 12 September. The East Lothian course plays host...

Stobo Castle Ladies Day half the size but twice the fun at Musselburgh

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More than half of the 5,000 tickets on sale for Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse have already been snapped up. In normal circumstances the East Lothian course would expect to welcome a 10,000...

East Lothian children get back in the swim

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Young swimmers across Scotland have led the way in showing there can be a safe return to leisure facilities with thousands signing up to resume lessons in their local pools – not least in...

Musselburgh Racecourse under starter’s orders to welcome back spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse will welcome spectators for the first time in more than a year at its next race meeting on Tuesday 25 May. In a carefully managed event, the East Lothian track will admit 250...

Brunton re-opens from end of May

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The Brunton (pictured) at Musselburgh welcomes audiences back from 26 May when big screen movies and event screenings will resume in Venue 1.Michael Stitt, chair of The Brunton Theatre Trust said: “Working with East...

Public asked to help design cycle path

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Local residents are being asked to help design a new cycle path and walkway for a £69million community hospital in East Lothian. Health chiefs are getting ready to appoint architects to design the new paths...

Coronavirus – concern over vaccine letters in East Lothian

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A campaign to ensure people do not miss their Covid vaccine has emerged on social media amid claims some appointment letters are not being delivered on time. Social media posts sharing a freephone number to...

East Lothian holiday camp upgrade

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A holiday campsite which has been running for children since the early 1950s is to replace its traditional tents with cabins. Scripture Union Scotland has been organising activity holidays at Scoughall in East Lothian for nearly...

Coronavirus – vaccines to be delivered by GP surgeries in East Lothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy Reporter GP surgeries in East Lothian are preparing to start rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine to over-80s from Monday. NHS Lothian said practices in East Lothian will start receiving deliveries of...

Fishing – Cunningham hooks into bumper Festive bundle

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Cameron Cunningham cast a line and hooked the Christmas hamper prize in the popular annual event hosted by Bass Rock Shore Angling League.The fisherman from Port Seton beat a quality field to take the...

Coronavirus – reviews in East Lothian and Midlothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy Reporter East Lothian is moving back up to Level 3 coronavirus restrictions from Friday after the number of positive Covid-19 cases soared. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that case rates in the...

Musselburgh Racecourse flies the flag for St Andrew’s Day

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Musselburgh Racecourse is helping to fly the flag in advance of St Andrew’s Day at its next meeting on Monday. The Saltire Raceday, which is being staged behind-closed-doors, is supporting the Scottish Flag Trust and...

Fishing – Bass Rock boys out again this week as local sea angling continues

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Sea anglers are invited to take part in Round Six of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League's winter series. The match is on Wednesday, November 18 and it is a North Berwick open rover.The...

Fishing – Bass Rock round six planned for Wednesday

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The sixth round of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League's winter series is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, with registration at 6.15pm. Details of the registration point and the venue will be posted on...

Fishing – pack closing in on McEwan in Bass Rock title chase

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Barry McEwan still leads The Bass Rock Shore Angling League table but the opposition is closing and the event is scheduled to continue on Wednesday with the venue and times being confirmed on their...

East Lothian ‘not as badly affected’ by transfer of patients to care homes

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy Reporter No incidents of patients being moved from hospital to care home during lockdown are under investigation in East Lothian. Alison Macdonald, East Lothian’s director of health and social care, said...

Johnson uses mussel to claim Musselburgh design award

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The Mussel has been selected as the Musselburgh Conservation Society Design Award 2019 and Finlay Lockie (pictured right), patron of Musselburgh Conservation Society, presented the award to sculptor, Michael Johnson (pictured left). He created...

Fishing – McCallum makes significant move as Bass Rock pace hots up

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Dale McCallum claimed two fish for over 5lbs to comfortably win the fourth round of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League.The success moves the angler into second place with 18 points only two behind...

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