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Musselburgh Racecourse has it licked with Luca’s Ice Cream family day

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Musselburgh Racecourse have got it licked at their next race meeting where they will be giving away a free ice cream to every child.Teaming up with legendary Honest Toun ice cream maker, S Luca,...

Riverside development now officially on the market in Musselburgh

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Modern apartments bring cosmopolitan living to the banks of the Esk.A new release of apartments has been launched at a modern riverside development in Musselburgh. Dundas Estates has brought to market a range of high-spec one...

Royal interest at Musselburgh’s Edinburgh Gin Race Day would be just the tonic

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Musselburgh Racecourse is hoping to have a Royal runner at the Edinburgh Gin Raceday on Saturday 21 May.Educator, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, is a potential entry for the feature £50,000 Edinburgh Cup...

Finalists confirmed for chamber awards

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Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce have a final shortlist for the Chamber Business Awards 2022 and there are finalists for ten different categories.The winners will announced at the Brunton, Musselburgh (picture courtesy...

Racecourse staff under starter’s orders for charity cycle ride

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Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse are saddling up – for a 500 mile charity bike challenge.The racing five are taking part in the Cycle for Smart Works sponsored cycle and hope to raise a minimum...

Housing demand in Musselburgh sees house hunters allows Honest Toun as Edinburgh alternative

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Property in Musselburgh is a viable alternative for house hunters seeking a home in the capital.The EH21 region, where Musselburgh is located, has experienced a strong recovery with sales exceeding £24 million in March...

Autism initiative at Musselburgh Racecourse proved a success

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An initiative to raise awareness of autism and supported by Musselburgh Racecourse and Scottish Racing has been declared a success and will be repeated.The East Lothian course was the first race track in Scotland...

Musselburgh’s New Year’s Day meeting now behind closed doors

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s Betway New Year’s Day meeting will now take place Behind Closed Doors (BCD).The East Lothian course took the decision to stage the premier event without spectators following the Scottish Government’s decision to...

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...

Musselburgh fireworks display back at racecourse

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Musselburgh’s annual fireworks display is returning with a bang – at a new location and with a new format.A joint project between Musselburgh Common Good Fund and Musselburgh Racecourse will see the November 5...

Public art on show at Newhailes House next month

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A public art installation will be on display outside Newhailes House in Musselburgh from 17 September 2021 and free tickets will be available later today.Wild in Art, the team behind Oor...

Musselburgh pick up three points in five goal thriller against Jeanfield

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On a warm, humid afternoon, a cracking EOS Premier Division match was in prospect at Olivebank with two teams playing for the opportunity of going third in the table, and also for the home...

Work on 140 homes underway on WW2 factory site

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Disused industrial land with a rich history will soon be transformed into contemporary riverside apartments as work gets underway on a high-profile development.Dundas Estates has broken ground on its 140 home Wireworks development, on...

Glass half full for Musselburgh Racecourse as Level Zero conditions limit summer attendances

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The move to Level Zero Covid-19 restrictions will have a limited impact on the number of racing fans Musselburgh Racecourse can welcome over its crucial summer season.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday (Wed 13...

Trainer Mark Johnston looking to repeat Betway Queen’s Cup success at Musselburgh

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Trainer Mark Johnston must be in with a decent shout of retaining Musselburgh’s Betway Easter Saturday feature race, The Queen’s Cup, with five entries making the trip from his Middleham Moor yard.The £75,000 Class...

Coronavirus – drive through vaccination centre open at Queen Margaret University

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Mary Foster from Musselburgh was one of the first to be given the vaccine upon the opening of the mass vaccination site at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in East Lothian.Mrs Foster said: “I think...

New school planned for Musselburgh

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East Lothian Council is progressing its plans to create a £46 million new learning campus to the north of the new Wallyford Primary School.The council decided that additional secondary school facilities are needed...

New cycle path to be created from Portobello to Musselburgh

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA temporary cycle path heading east out of Portobello will stretch all the way to Musselburgh in a cross-border project.The path, which is being created by The City of...

No shortage of quality entries for Musselburgh’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials Weekend

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At four miles and 176 yards, the bet365 Edinburgh National is the longest race – flat or jumps – staged in Scotland, but there are no shortage of quality entries for Musselburgh’s bet365 Scottish...

Musselburgh boosts prize money for Edinburgh National contest

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Musselburgh Racecourse have increased the purse for its feature race on the first day of the bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend.The Class 2 bet365 Edinburgh National, run over four miles, will now carry a...

Network Rail fined over safety breach in Musselburgh

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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), Scotland's Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal have all prosecuted Network Rail over a safety failure relating to the railway fencing near Musselburgh.The company has been...

Lidl and Scots poet champion the next generation of Musselburgh bards

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Lidl GB is championing Scots poetry this Christmas by supporting the next generation of bards with a series of virtual workshops for Campie Primary School pupils.Hosted in partnership with poet, Gary Robertson, the workshops...

MSP encouraged by Musselburgh Racecourse’s Covid-19 safety measures

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Musselburgh Racecourse is an “excellent example” of how businesses have adapted to protect customers against Covid-19, claims MSP Colin Beattie.Mr Beattie, who represents Midlothian and Musselburgh North in the Scottish Parliament, visited the East...

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...

Pantomime – Brunton keep tradition going, this time with a film

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It is panto time as Rapunzel The Pantomime, billed as a film for all the family, comes to The Brunton in Musselburgh from Saturday, 19 December to Wednesday 30 December. Tickets are £10/£38 for...

Appeal over planning for Musselburgh housing development

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterTwo neighbouring community councils have joined local protestors in lodging objections to plans to build 300 homes on the outskirts of Musselburgh.Developers Barratt David Wilson (BDW) have lodged an...

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...

Musselburgh Racecourse facing up to a year without spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, has admitted that the East Lothian track may go a full year without spectators.Two attempts to stage pilot race meetings with up to 500 spectators in August and...

Musselburgh Awaits Green Light For Pilot Race Day With Spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse is ready to stage a pilot race meeting with spectators once it gets the green light from the Scottish Government.The East Lothian course had hoped to gain approval for an initial event...

No McDonalds for Musselburgh

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterMcDonalds' hopes of opening a new drive-thru restaurant in Musselburgh were thrown out by councillors, after claims it would be just a 180-second stroll from the town’s secondary school.The...

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