Free Webspace and Free Support (since 2010)

Since 2010 we have provided free webspace for all kinds of locally based projects. OurLocality is open to anyone, to organisations, clubs, societies and individuals. The free offering has been available on a DIY basis with free assistance for unfunded projects or groups with limited technical capabilities. We’re continuing to offer the free webspace during…Continue readingFree Webspace and Free Support (since 2010)

Covid-19 and the Dunbar Community

During the period March to July 2020 during the first lockdown, the Dunbar Resilience plan was activated with teams of volunteers across the ward who could respond to requests for help from vulnerable individuals who were self isolating. These Resilience teams were stood down on 31st July 2020. Given that we are now well into…Continue readingCovid-19 and the Dunbar Community


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What Next for Friends of John Muir Birthplace? – Post-Event Blog

Another event in our What If? series was organised in collaboration with the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace on Wednesday 24th March 2021. Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace is a local charity that supports the ongoing work of the John Muir Birthplace Charitable Trust and the staff of John Muir’s Birthplace. During the event, five speakers shared their presentations and…Continue readingWhat Next for Friends of John Muir Birthplace? – Post-Event Blog


We have a date for your diary! Our AGM will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 7:30pm.  Further details on how to register to join the meeting are here. In the meantime please read this important April 2021 Update statement from the Chair, David Clark. The 2021 Agenda can be viewed…Continue readingTYNINGHAME VILLAGE HALL COMMUNITY AGM

Refurbishment update

Despite the hall being closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are keeping busy. The Tyninghame Village Hall Committee has made a commitment to make improvements to the village hall. For further information on the refurbishments please see here. We hope to be able to open up the hall again from 9 May 2021 when the…Continue readingRefurbishment update

Mobile Covid-19 Asymptomatic Testing Units To Be Deployed in Dunbar During April

For more information click the links below: asymptomatic_community_testing_in_east_lothian mobile_test_units_to_continue_operating_in_east_lothian    Continue readingMobile Covid-19 Asymptomatic Testing Units To Be Deployed in Dunbar During April

Climate Action East Linton -event report

‘What if?’ Event Report Climate Action East Linton is an affiliated member of Sustaining Dunbar, and benefits from sharing ideas, resources and experience. We invited our colleagues from CAEL to showcase their inspiring work as part of an ongoing What If? event series which we have been running for the past few months. On Wednesday…Continue readingClimate Action East Linton -event report

Wheat Project

Do you have a sunny square metre or more of garden that you could use to grow a patch of heritage wheat this season? I’m seeking twenty or so ‘patchwork wheat farmers’ across Dunbar and District to join me in this participatory research project. The eventual aim is to develop a locally adapted ‘landrace’ of…Continue readingWheat Project

Bat Survey

In February 2021 we insulated the central roof structure. Prior to this work, we commissioned a Bat Survey to find out if and where we had bats roosting in the Hall and what measures would be needed to protect them. You can read the full report here. Continue readingBat Survey

Community Outreach Gardener

Sustaining Dunbar is the community development trust for the Dunbar and East Linton ward in East Lothian. We work closely with community groups and stakeholders to help the area to be home to thriving people, where nature flourishes on the land and in the sea, where we live, work and learn in ways that respect…Continue readingCommunity Outreach Gardener


Scottish Parliament Hustings Events 7.30pm Tuesday 13 April 2021 – Constituency Vote 7.30pm Thursday 15 April 2021 – Regional List Vote Online events by Zoom – Advanced booking essential Organised jointly by: Sustaining Dunbar and Dunbar Churches Together in the lead up to the Scottish Parliament elections on 6 May 2021, all are welcome: Tuesday 13th April…Continue readingHustings