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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...
Ross Donnachie as Jack with Elidh as Jilly

REVIEW Jack and The Beanstalk at the Brunton

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All the elements were in place for The Brunton panto which award-winning writer John Binnie penned especially for popular East Lothian theatre. Binnie is hands-on and directed what is billed as a family friendly panto...
Specsavers staff and RNIB representatives pose in the Musselburgh store

RNIB see health ambassadors in action

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The Director and Chair of the Royal Institute for the Blind (RNIB) visited Specsavers in Musselburgh to learn first hand how a new course has improved customer service there. 25 team members of staff at...

Fishing – Williams beats weather to land top prize

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Steve Williams travelled a long distance from Jarrow near Sunderland to win the Bass Rock sea angling challenge. He edged Dunbar angler Chris Empson with Andy Brown of Musselburgh third.Shaun Gardener from North Berwick...

Fishing – grayling permits now available

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Permits for grayling fishing on the popular Esk at Musselburgh are available and cost £15.The season runs from December 26 to March 14 with fishing permitted from Wednesday to Monday, Tuesday is a non-fishing...

Learn about taking your driving test

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Learners drivers are invited to find out more about the process of taking their driving test at Edinburgh (Musselburgh) driving test centre on 8 September 2018.Edinburgh is one of the first driving centres in...

Ice hockey – Racers land major sponsor deal

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Lothians-based K C Scaffolding have invested a five-figure sum in backing Murrayfield Racers’ bid to bring top flight ice hockey back to Edinburgh.It is understood to be the biggest ice hockey sponsorship deal in...

Craig wins Pride in the Job award

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Craig Donaldson who works as a CALA Homes site manager  has received a prestigious industry award from the National Home Building Council (NHBC).Craig who hails from Musselburgh has won a 2018 NHBC Pride in...

Fishing – chairman asks for more support

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An angling boss in the Lothians has appealed to fishermen to back the organisation.A number of committee members have left the Musselburgh and District Angling Association this year.And chairman Chris Halliday needs help in...

Speedway – Nigel bags Monarchs team sponsorship

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Edinburgh Monarchs fan Nigel Finlay has dipped into his wallet to hand the speedway team a 70th birthday present.And his gesture came precisely 70 years on from Monarchs’ first ever fixture at Bristol.Nigel owns...

Appalachian Spring – the RSNO at The Brunton in March

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The RSNO and The Brunton in Musselburgh have combined to bring the national orchestra to East Lothian at least once a year.This year the RSNO will play The Brunton in March when you have...

East Coast attraction

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Over 1000 people attended East Coast Buses Musselburgh garage on Saturday 21 October for its first Open Day, raising over £500 for their charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.The free event was...
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