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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...

Rowers ‘count coast’ of Covid-19 shutdown

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Coastal rowing is the fastest-growing sport in Scotland and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020 - highly appropriate in the designated Year of Coasts and Waters.In these strange times, however, no-one is rowing. Although...

The Sportsman sets up a collection point for locals

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Fundraising has continued at The Sportsman in Musselburgh even during the coronavirus lockdown.The pub has raised almost £800 to support people in the community most in need.Rebecca Fowler who is the pub...

Fishing – grayling permit prices for The Esk confirmed

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Grayling permits for The Esk start on Boxing Day and they are available from two outlets in Musselburgh. They cost £15 and run until March 14 on the stretch run by Musselburgh and District Angling...

Brunton – busy venue promoting a varied programme of events

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I feel comfortable at the busy Brunton which promotes a programme of visiting drama, dance, music - we enjoyed music legend Ralph McTell there - comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops and musicals. Screenings of live...

Fishing – Empson emerges from the gloom with winter league win

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It’s nearly 9pm and pitch dark on a mild Autumnal night in the River Forth in mid-September with the tide going out rapidly. Passers-by noted lights flickering 600 yards off the beach at Fisherrow in...

Musselburgh date for tragicomedy world premier

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Dogstar Theatre Company bring the world premiere of The Stornoway Way to The Brunton on Thursday, October 3 (7.30pm). This romantic tragicomedy is adapted from the novel by Kevin MacNeil and focuses on Roman Stornoway...

Solicitor fined for executry delays

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A Musselburgh solicitor has been fined £5,000 for delays in dealing with an executry case.Gary Robertson Pirrie (50) a partner in the firm of Alex Mitchell & Sons in Musselburgh delayed in making...

Fishing – Esk permits on sale and Clubbidean offer season tickets

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Permits for the Esk at Musselburgh are available from Ace Bike Co at North High Street and Tracy’s Open All Hours (green canopy) at Eskview Terrace. They are £20 with a senior (over 60) £10...

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