Visit to Marchmont House

The July outing of the Society saw members visit Marchmont House near Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders. The house is one of Scotland’s finest country mansions. It is an imposing Grade A listed Palladian masterpiece built in 1750 by Sir Hugh Hume- Campbell, 3rd Earl...

Interested in Health Research?

The Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility which is run by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian are looking for patients, carers, family and those with an interest in health research to get involved in their Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group.  The...

Helping you get around East Lothian by Train

East Lothian Community Rail Partnership commissioned this poster which can be found at all stations in East Lothian, and also at Edinburgh Waverley, helping to promote the county and travelling around it by train.

One of Britain’s most scenic rail journeys

The Edinburgh to North Berwick line has been recognised on the Scenic Rail Britain website as being one of the country's most iconic railway journeys, "stretching 25 miles from the bustling Scottish capital of Edinburgh to the charming seaside town of North Berwick".

When Harry met John

We all know the famous quote attributed to Harold Macmillan, as to what he feared most in politics: Events dear boy, events No prizes for guessing which John this is and which event brought Harry and John together. Anyway, we are soon to retire our very own events...

Stobsheil Garden

A fine old garden, open to the 1st March to 1st November 2019. By Arrangement. Stobshiel House Humbie,East Lothian, EH36 5PD Email: stobshiel@gmail.com Website: scotlandsgardens.org/stobshiel-house/ A large garden to see for all seasons. Walled garden adjacent to...

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Ministerial visits

Ministerial visits

We were delighted to play host to Aileen Campbell - Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government as she paid a visit to East Lothian. She spent just over an hour onsite, touring the gardens and the work being carried out at the historic Black Bull Close...

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DGS – Nat 5 Drama

Dunbar Grammar School National 5 Drama Students will rehearse and perform 2x 20minute performances devised by the students as part of the Drama Skills unit of their National course at the school. More detail and timings TBC

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Sign up for Automated ‘Alert’ Communications

East Lothian Council intends to use an alert system to pass on information regarding forthcoming risks, emergencies and/or information connected to, a recovery from any major disruption. The automated ‘alert’ communication system allows immediate, specific, targeted...

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Dunbar North 20mph Speed Limit Consultation

East Lothian Council are now assessing the impact of the current 20mph speed limit trial to determine whether permanent changes should be made in the north of Dunbar to match that in the south. East Lammermuir Community Council would like to encourage all residents...

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Harbour Hounds Day

Harbour Hounds Day at Dunbar Harbour on Sunday the 29th September - from 1-4pm Why not join in the canine chaos! Bring you four legged friend along to the harbour and help raise awareness and a few funds for Dementia Dogs, a charity that has featured recently in the...

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FoJMB 25th Anniversary Timeline

After the business of the Extraordinary General Meeting on 14th August 2019 I gave a short presentation about the achievements and milestones of DJMA/FoJMB over the past 25 years (see link below). This was followed by a short discussion - to be continued at a later...

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EGM Outcome

Twelve members of Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace (FoJMB) attended the Extraordinary General Meeting on 14th August 2019. Nine members presented their apologies and, of these, six had given written permission to have the Chair, or a named attendee, to cast a proxy...

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John Muir in Canada: a talk by Robert Burcher

As mentioned in the ‘Stop Press: Robert Burcher’s Visit to Dunbar’ article in the Spring 2019 Newsletter, Robert – a Muir enthusiast from Meaford, Canada - has very kindly offered to give an illustrated talk about the “Canadian John Muir” when he visits Dunbar. This...

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Ministerial visits

John Muir in Canada: a talk by Robert Burcher

As mentioned in the ‘Stop Press: Robert Burcher’s Visit to Dunbar’ article in the Spring 2019 Newsletter, Robert – a Muir enthusiast from Meaford, Canada - has very kindly offered to give an illustrated talk about the “Canadian John Muir” when he visits Dunbar. This...

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Dementia Awareness evening 19th September 2019

Learn a little of what it is like to live with dementia, so you can be supportive to people you know through your family, community or work. Presentation and discussion with Dementia Advisor Michael Huddleston, from Alzheimer Scotland. WHEN?-Thursday 19th September ...

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The Climate Emergency and Me

The Climate Emergency and Me Sustaining Dunbar Annual Members Meeting (AGM) 7pm Tuesday 3rd September Belhaven Church Hall 6.30pm Doors Open 7pm Bread and soup and more 7.30pm Annual report and presentation 8pm The Climate Emergency and Me How can we face up to the...

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Screening of The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

7pm, Sunday, August 18th Our Lady of the Waves R.C. Church Hall, Westgate, Dunbar Tickets*, £8 Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace is proud to host the Dunbar premiere of a new feature documentary on John Muir. Independent filmmaker Michael M. Conti will attend the...

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Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting Wednesday, 14thAugust at 6:45pm for 7:00pm John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar Agenda (i) Welcome and Introduction (ii) Motion: Waiving of membership dues Current members will vote on the motion to waive membership...

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The Three Craws An The Mysterious Licht At Sunny Dunbar

NOW.MOVED TO GIBB ROOM, BLEACHINGFIELD AT 2.30PM DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! The Three Craws discuss light and the strange things that can happen with it. They fly from their roost on Edinburgh Castle wall to Dunbar to investigate why it is called Sunny Dunny. They are...

Visit to Marchmont House

Visit to Marchmont House

The July outing of the Society saw members visit Marchmont House near Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders. The house is one of Scotland’s finest country mansions. It is an imposing Grade A listed Palladian masterpiece built in 1750 by Sir Hugh Hume- Campbell, 3rd Earl of...