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Fireworks removed from sale

Published: Friday 3rd November 2017

Fireworks missing required CE marks have been taken from a number of retailers

Pen on a contract

City Region Deal bringing investment benefits to county

Published: Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Council meeting discusses benefits of recent agreed City Region Deal


East Lothian Investments Ltd award 300th interest free loan

Published: Thursday 29th June 2017

The Chocolate Tree, Haddington secures interest free loan for expansion


First East Lothian Businesses achieve EatSafe Award

Published: Thursday 13th April 2017

Local businesses achieve EatSafe award standards

2017-20 Budget sets aside more than £14million to boost East Lothian Economy

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

East Lothian Council today approved a £14m budget to grow East Lothian’s economy, boosting economic performance of the county.


Planning an event?

Published: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Help and advice available when planning an event

Construction Roadshow

Construction Roadshow Supporting Businesses

Published: Wednesday 7th September 2016

The Construction Roadshow returns this year with a series events taking place across East Lothian.

Fake official

Trading standards warning following spate of fake officials cases

Published: Wednesday 27th July 2016

Be aware of people calling at your home

Food and Drink Award winners

Food and Drink BID ballot

Published: Friday 22nd April 2016

A ballot is to be held on proposal to introduce a Food & Drink Business Improvement District

New project to roll out broadband coverage

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015

Council and Community Broadband Scotland join forces to help increase broadband provision

Economic champion sought for partnership

Published: Thursday 9th July 2015

Chairperson sought for Sustainable Economy Partnership

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Warning about VAT number scam

Published: Tuesday 24th February 2015

Local businesses warned about VAT registration scam

Prestonpan mid road development

New business units for Prestonpans

Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014

Seven new business units are to be built for lease at Mid Road Industrial Estate, Prestonpans.

Benefits and arrears

Local accommodation providers warned about scam

Published: Thursday 7th August 2014

Local businesses alerted to financial scam

ScotRail train

New East Lothian Community Rail Partnership

Published: Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Residents and visitors encouraged to provide their views on train services


East Lothian gin scoops silver medal

Published: Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Local producers win national award

Food businesses

East Lothian Food and Drink was a hit again at the RHS

Published: Tuesday 1st July 2014

Local food producers enjoy busy time at premier event

Show windows

'Open windows'

Published: Friday 26th July 2013

North Berwick business wins local 'dressed for the Open' window display contest

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Council approves new economic development strategy

Published: Tuesday 9th October 2012

Council's 10 year plan for 'Growing our economy'.

Photo - Parbour creels

Action group to help fisheries

Published: Wednesday 7th March 2012

A new group has been set up to help East Lothian' fisheries.

Photo - Man pushing social media button

Switch on to Social Media

Published: Friday 17th February 2012

Places still available for free business event - but hurry!

Shop local photo

Shop Local retail initiative attracts record response

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2012

Lucky draw winners receive £150 of Shop Local vouchers

Orange fish packed in ice

Don't get reeled in by dodgy fish salesmen

Published: Friday 27th January 2012

Rogue traders targeting East Lothian residents

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