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Dunbar coast

John Muir Way celebrates third anniversary

Published: Friday 21st April 2017

Coast to coast long distance walk attracts increasing numbers of visitors

EatSafe

First East Lothian Businesses achieve EatSafe Award

Published: Thursday 13th April 2017

Local businesses achieve EatSafe award standards

Twinning

Bonne Chance Abbi!

Published: Wednesday 12th April 2017

Haddington student wins twinning scholarship

Brunton Theatre

New season at the Brunton

Published: Thursday 6th April 2017

Music, film, live screenings, drama, dance and comedy coming up in the Brunton's new season

Make a difference to a child's life

Would you like to make a difference to a child's life?

Published: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Share the Care Information event

Jobs

Challenge Fund money to support jobless people in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 4th April 2017

East Lothian charities or social enterprises have another chance to access funding that could help support people in East Lothian back into work.

Legal book and scales

Prestonpans woman served with Interim ASBO

Published: Tuesday 4th April 2017

Council granted Interim ASBO after receiving neighbour complaints

Appiness library launch

Libraries help parents and toddlers use mobile technology safely

Published: Monday 3rd April 2017

East Lothian Libraries have gone digital when it comes to encouraging young children to learn in a fun way.

East Lothian Digicon digital tourism conference

East Lothian's DigiCon a virtual success!

Published: Monday 3rd April 2017

More than 7,000 people benefited from an online tourism business conference co-ordinated by East Lothian Council, with the theme of 'Beyond 2020'.

Photo - John Muir Way signpost

John Muir Way Ultra Marathon in East Lothian this weekend

Published: Friday 31st March 2017

After the huge success of the inaugural John Muir Way Ultra Marathon last year, the event returns even bigger and better for the 2017 season on Saturday April 1st.

Planning and Building Control Applications

Last planning committee of current administration decides on 9 items

Published: Friday 31st March 2017

There was a large agenda for the final Planning Committee meeting of the current Administration this week, before Council goes into recess ahead of the local government elections in May.

School sessions dates consultation

New schools and catchment areas approved

Published: Wednesday 29th March 2017

New primary schools for the proposed Blindwells and Craighall developments in East Lothian,

New housing estate

East Lothian Local Development Plan to be submitted to Scottish Government

Published: Tuesday 28th March 2017

East Lothian councillors agreed today (Tuesday) to submit the Council’s Proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) to Scottish Ministers for examination.

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Council backs proposal to relocate staff from Haddington Police Station

Published: Tuesday 28th March 2017

A proposal to relocate staff from Haddington Police Station within East Lothian Council’s John Muir House campus has taken a key step forward.

World Autism Week East Lothian

Marking World Autism Awareness Week East Lothian

Published: Monday 27th March 2017

27th March to 2 April 2017

Musselburgh Grammar is tops when it comes to young volunteers

East Lothian Saltire Awards celebrate volunteering success

Published: Thursday 23rd March 2017

A big thank you to all our young volunteers!

Setting up a fire home safety check

East Lothian Council Contact Centre plays key role in improving home fire safety

Published: Tuesday 21st March 2017

Partnership initiative is really working

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Help us to develop our engagement strategy

Published: Tuesday 14th March 2017

Take part in our consultation and mapping excercise

Muirfield Clubhouse

Council Chief Executive responds to Muirfield vote

Published: Tuesday 14th March 2017

East Lothian Council Chief Executive Angela Leitch has welcomed the result of the ballot at Muirfield, which will allow women to become members of the club.

Architect's impression of new community hospital, Haddingtin

East Lothian Community Hospital

Published: Tuesday 14th March 2017

Public update meetings and the chance to find out more about the hospital arts strategy too

Tourism conference 2015

First ever digital tourism 'conference' for East Lothian businesses

Published: Friday 10th March 2017

East Lothian Council is holding its first ever ‘virtual’conference for the county’s tourism businesses on Friday 17th March.

Roadworks sign icon

Temporary Road Closure - Quality Street, North Berwick

Published: Friday 10th March 2017

Quality Street in North Berwick is to be temporarily closed to allow for essential carriageway resurfacing work.

Make a difference

Would you like to make a difference to a child's life?

Published: Wednesday 8th March 2017

Share the Care

Scottish pound notes

Challenging Perceptions, Overcoming Poverty

Published: Friday 3rd March 2017

The East Lothian Poverty Commission Report has been launched

Coast

New funding for coastal projects

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

New Forth FLAG, £1m of EU grant funding for projects in coastal areas of Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Fife.

SYP candidates meet East Lothian councillors

Candidates meet East Lothian Councillors as campaigning steps up for Scottish Youth Parliament

Published: Tuesday 28th February 2017

Scottish Youth Parliament elections - 3 to 17 March 2017

Lennox award

Pamela scoops Lennox Award

Published: Tuesday 28th February 2017

Children's author Pamela Butchart wins Lennox Award

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Moving ahead

Published: Monday 27th February 2017

East Lothian Integration Joint Board hears that East Lothian is performing better than the Scottish Average

Benefits and arrears

Nearly £50 million for Adult Services in 2017/18

Published: Monday 27th February 2017

IJB working with council on continuing to commission services that shift the balance of care

Christmas Shop Local winner

Shop Local Winner

Published: Friday 24th February 2017

Two lucky main prize winners in the latest East Lothian Christmas Council Shop Local campaign have won £150 each in shopping vouchers.

shopping banking

Launch of Capital Credit Union service in Prestonpans

Published: Friday 24th February 2017

A brand new Capital Credit Union counter service is now available in Prestonpans.

East Linton High Street

East Lothian Partnership: reducing inequalities

Published: Thursday 23rd February 2017

Partnership working showing results

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.

Thousands of children to benefit from school upgrade plans

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Work on four new schools and a number of extensions will be supported by £97 million from East Lothian Council’s new budget.

Improved community facilities a key part of East Lothian Council’s capital programme

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

The £169 million investment in capital projects across East Lothian over the next three years will secure benefits for dozens of communities – including new or upgraded community and sports facilities

Major housing boost for county communities

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

A £144 million package of investment in council housing will be delivered over the next five years.

Money Jar

Council backs budget to protect vital services, support communities and boost economy

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Spending on vital local services including education and support for vulnerable people will continue to be protected by East Lothian Council, despite a further reduction in the Revenue Support Grant received from the Scottish Government.

John Muir statue, Dunbar

Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership Annual Public Meeting

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Open invite to Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership meeting

Dunbar

Wedding Fair offers couples many ideas for that special day!

Published: Friday 17th February 2017

Wedding Fair showcases Dunbar Town House as a venue

DanielBlakeInvite

East Lothian Poverty Commission report launch

Published: Thursday 16th February 2017

Local residents invited to launch of East Lothian Poverty Commission's report

Champs get ready for NI visit

East Lothian Champs to address event at Stormont on Friday

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Flying the flag for care-experienced young people

musselburgh

Council approves Air Quality Action Plan for Musselburgh

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Range of short, medium and ongoing measures put forward.

Chinese Lanternes

Council taking action on release of sky lanterns and balloons

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Moves to protect wildlife and the environment.

Graphic - Magnify

Report highlights strong financial management

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Council maintains focus on delivering high-quality services.

Dunbar speed limit

Cabinet supports bid for 20mph speed trial in Dunbar

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Proposals for package of road safety measures across county also backed.

Architect's impression of new community hospital, Haddingtin

Construction works at Roodlands Hospital (Phase 1)

Published: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Hospital Road entrance closed from 13 February 2017

Trusted Trader

Cold Callers Warning

Published: Monday 6th February 2017

East Lothian Trading Standards officers are reminding local residents not to give work to cold callers.

Photo - Train

Council backs plan for rail station reopening

Published: Wednesday 1st February 2017

Councils respond to Scottish Government’s proposal for East Linton and Reston stations

An elderly woman sitting at a table

Improvement plan recommendation accepted

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Plan shows 'how much we value day centres and their role in improving health and social care in East Lothian'.

Growing our communities

IJB to contribute to reduction in re-offending

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Doing things differently and better

Cutting the turf for the new East Lothian Community Hospital

Health Secretary celebrates start of construction on £70m East Lothian Community Hospital

Published: Monday 30th January 2017

NHS Lothian press release

Challenge Fund money to support jobless people in East Lothian

Published: Friday 27th January 2017

Do you run a charity or a social enterprise that could help support people in East Lothian back into work?

Path along a river

Core paths progress

Published: Monday 23rd January 2017

More than £2 million has been spent improving the network of paths and cycle routes across East Lothian – and statistics show increasing numbers of people are using them.

St Mary's Church Haddington

Council and churches team up to tackle local homelessness

Published: Friday 20th January 2017

Homelessness Sunday falls this weekend

Blue parking sign

New parking enforcement to start in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 18th January 2017

Drivers are advised to be aware of street signs and lines advising any restrictions

Legal book and scales

Full ASBO served on Haddington resident

Published: Wednesday 18th January 2017

Council takes legal action to curb antisocial behaviour

John Muir Way

John Muir Way awarded Scotland's Great Trail status

Published: Friday 13th January 2017

Newest long distance coast to coast route

John Muir House, Haddington

Transformation Programme Update

Published: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Members of ELC's Policy & Performance Review Committee noted some significant progress in the council's Transformation Programme this week.

athletes

Planning an event?

Published: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Help and advice available when planning an event

Photo - John Gray Centre

East Lothian on the BBC!

Published: Thursday 5th January 2017

East Lothian is set to be featured on the BBC 2 programme Great British Railway Journeys this week.

Tyne Esk Leader logo

Local projects get LEADER funding

Published: Friday 23rd December 2016

there was an early Christmas present for five local projects as they got the news they'd been awarded Tyne Esk LEADER funding.

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie Masterplan progress

Published: Thursday 22nd December 2016

Consultants advising East Lothian Council on preparation of a Master Plan for the former Cockenzie Power Station site have successfully completed the first stage of the exercise on time.

Plans

New secondary school for Musselburgh area approved

Published: Tuesday 20th December 2016

Plans for a new, additional secondary school in Wallyford were today approved at a meeting of East Lothian Council.

Recycling photo

Household Waste Charter

Published: Tuesday 20th December 2016

East Lothian Council is to take a significant step forward in improving recycling rates in East Lothian by signing up to the Scottish Government’s Household Waste Charter and Code of Practice.

John Muir House

East Lothian Council Christmas Office Closure

Published: Tuesday 20th December 2016

East Lothian Council will close most of its local offices at 4pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 9am.

Waste and recycling in the snow

Seasonal waste and recycling arrangements 2016/17

Published: Wednesday 14th December 2016

Details for waste and recycling arrangements over the festive period.

Police 101 number

Tackling antisocial behaviour in Haddington

Published: Friday 9th December 2016

A focus on pockets of antisocial behaviour in Haddington, particularly in Neilson Park, began over the weekend.

Chicken

Advice for poultry farmers

Published: Friday 9th December 2016

Scottish Government advises prevention zone in place for poultry

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School children take the lead in APOGI bulb planting exercise

Published: Thursday 8th December 2016

A massive exercise saw over 30,000 bulbs planted in APOGI park last week.

Smoking

Local businesses pass tobacco test

Published: Wednesday 7th December 2016

It’s a criminal offence to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 18. And it seems East Lothian businesses are sticking to the law.

Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership Meeting

Full house at Area Partnership Annual Public Meeting

Published: Tuesday 6th December 2016

Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership was delighted to play host to a full house at its Annual Public meeting on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.

Keep a grip on your spending

Don’t let your Christmas spending snowball out of control

Published: Tuesday 6th December 2016

East Lothian Council's Revenues Team launches new campaign

Be a foster carer with East Lothian Council

East Lothian facing big fostering challenges

Published: Monday 5th December 2016

We need your help now!

Filming in East Lothian

All 'action' in East Lothian

Published: Friday 2nd December 2016

East Lothian has been buzzing with activity this week with three separate film crews using our wonderful county as a backdrop.

Police 101 number

Problem Solving Partnership to tackle antisocial behaviour in Haddington

Published: Friday 2nd December 2016

Police and council staff to focus on Haddington's Neilson Park.

Legal book and scales

Council remains committed to tackling antisocial behaviour

Published: Friday 2nd December 2016

Council continuing to lead on antisocial behaviour actions

Buddy Bear

Buddy Bear makes flying visit to Law Primary

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016

Be a buddy not a bully!

Food and drink

East Lothian, Scotland’s Food & Drink County

Published: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Meet the Buyers Event

EL Living Winter 2016

Winter issue of Living

Published: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Latest issue of Council's newspaper for local residents is out now

back to school

Excellence and Equity in Education

Published: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Big changes proposed for education in Scotland - make sure you have your say

School children

Is your child in primary 7?

Published: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Then it's time to think about his/her transfer to secondary school

Bus stop

Council adds congratulations to local bus service providers

Published: Friday 25th November 2016

Local bus providers win at UK awards

SPower Logo

Temporary closure of A1 at Wallyford

Published: Friday 25th November 2016

Essential electricity supply works mean temporary, overnight closure of A1 at Wallyford

Civic

Civic Reception recognises ‘In Bloom’ achievements

Published: Thursday 24th November 2016

The successes of East Lothian's 'In Bloom' groups recognised at Civic reception

Kelpies Musselburgh Racecourse

The Kelpies maquettes ride into Musselburgh

Published: Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Stunning sculptures gallop into place

Musselburgh pop-up shop

Locals have their say on Musselburgh Area Plan

Published: Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Saturday 5th November 2016 marked the first day in a week long consultation held by Musselburgh Area Partnership to enable local people share their views on future plans for the area.

kid build

Building a future for East Lothian pupils

Published: Tuesday 22nd November 2016

The launch of East Lothian’s new Construction and Technology Centre is giving school pupils in the region a head start into careers in the industry and helping to meet the growing demand for skills.

You pay, have your say

You pay ... Have your say Budget consultation launched

Published: Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Local residents asked for their views on future budget

Cockenzie Harbour

Area Partnership elects new chair at Annual Public Meeting

Published: Monday 21st November 2016

Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership held their 2nd Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday 16 November in the Pennypit Centre, Prestonpans.

Haddington

Area Partnership plans ahead

Published: Wednesday 16th November 2016

Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership invites local residents to get actively involved in deciding where budgets should be directed and what work should be prioritised by the Area Partnership for the coming years at its Annual Public Meeting.

football pitch

New sports pitches now open at Port Seton

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2016

Port Seton’s brand new, state-of-the-art sports pitches are now open – and they’re already proving to be a hit with the local community.

Your views

Proposed secondary school provision for the Musselburgh area

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2016

Consultation report now online

Chalk and Walk

Take your chalk for a walk!

Published: Friday 11th November 2016

New initiative for pre-school youngsters in North Berwick area

Lloyds make-over team

Volunteers and staff dig deep for makeover

Published: Tuesday 8th November 2016

Make a Difference Day at Tynebank bears fruit!

School Road Sign

Education consultations now live

Published: Tuesday 8th November 2016

For Blindwells, Craighall, Letham Mains and Pinkie/Wallyford primary schools and Preston Lodge High School

Fifth year Art and Design

Dunbar Grammar's new £10m extension should be ready by August '18

Published: Monday 7th November 2016

Dunbar Grammar School is to be extended to accommodate 350 extra pupils.

New communication provision up and running

New East Lothian communication provision formally opened

Published: Friday 4th November 2016

'I am very proud of what we have achieved Meadowpark' - Councillor Shamin Akhtar

Port Seton Harbour

Area Partnership geared-up for second Annual Public Meeting

Published: Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership will be holding their 2nd Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday 16 November at 7pm in the Pennypit Centre, Rope Walk, Prestonpans.

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Consultation launched on draft Air Quality Action Plan

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Have your say on draft Air Quality Action Plan

Photo - Scottish pound notes

Council's Financial Prospects 2017-2020

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Overview of Council's financial prospects presented

How good are our housing services

How good a landlord is East Lothian Council?

Published: Monday 31st October 2016

Find out what ELC tenants have to say

Blue parking sign

New parking attendant service

Published: Thursday 27th October 2016

A new parking attendant service is being introduced to East Lothian to help ease congestion and support local businesses.

Council Plan 2012 - 2017

Council Annual Performance Report 2015/16

Published: Thursday 27th October 2016

Summary of the council’s performance against the four main objectives of the Council Plan and highlights some of the council’s key achievements during the year.

back to school

New school for Wallyford given the go-ahead

Published: Wednesday 26th October 2016

At a meeting of East Lothian Council this week it was agreed to go ahead with plans to build a new primary school in Wallyford.

Scottish pound notes

Poverty Commission reports to council

Published: Wednesday 26th October 2016

An initial report from the East Lothian Poverty Commission has been presented to Council.

Cockenzie Harbour

Cockenzie Masterplan progress

Published: Wednesday 26th October 2016

Planning the future of the former Cockenzie Power Station site has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of consultants to carry out a masterplanning exercise.

School Road Sign

Is your child due to start Primary School next August?

Published: Friday 14th October 2016

If your child is five years of age before the end of February 2018 he/she is eligible to attend primary school.

Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead with Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership

Published: Thursday 13th October 2016

Residents to help develop the Area Plan by getting involved in a range of events and online consultations taking place in October and November 2016.

Bus service

EastCoast Buses introduce new weekend Night Service

Published: Thursday 13th October 2016

Council welcomes extension of East Coast bus services

Legal book and scales

Prestonpans woman receives interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Loud music and excessive noise leads to ASBO

The winning team at Crieff!

North Berwick Beach Wheelchair Project wins ‘Local Matters’ Award

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2016

East Lothian wins prestigious COSLA Excellence Award

Maurine Hamiton exhibition, Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing

A life in art ...

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2016

East Lothian Libraries host Luminate exhibition on the work of Maurine Hamilton

waste services

'Double whammy' of success!

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Council's waste services team scoop top award

Benefits and arrears

Contract approved for new council housing in North Berwick

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Building due to start in early 2017

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council and Police Scotland consider collaborative working proposals

Published: Tuesday 11th October 2016

Agreement for further consultation to co-location proposals of police and council

Star Awards

Who are the stars in your eyes?

Published: Wednesday 5th October 2016

We are launching our eighth annual East Lothian Council Star Awards ceremony. Closing date for nominations is 21 October 2016, Ceremony will be on 8 December 2016.

speak your mind campaign

Youths ‘Speak Their Minds’ about mental health

Published: Tuesday 4th October 2016

Members of East Lothian Youth Council are promoting positive mental health in secondary schools across East Lothian by backing the Scottish Youth Parliament’s national campaign, Speak Your Mind.

QMU

Innovative food safety packs support ‘freshers’

Published: Friday 30th September 2016

Students receive food safety advice and tips

Architect's impression of new community hospital, Haddingtin

Construction to start on East Lothian Community Hospital

Published: Tuesday 27th September 2016

Work on the new £70m East Lothian Community Hospital will start in October after financial contracts were signed with the Scottish Government

Beautiful Scotland Awards

East Lothian town scoops top award

Published: Thursday 15th September 2016

East Lothian celebrates successes at keep Scotland Beautiful awards

John Muir House

East Lothian Council Office Closure

Published: Thursday 15th September 2016

The following Council offices will be closed on Friday 16 and Monday 19 September.

Give us your views

Help us to improve accessibility in our schools and nurseries

Published: Tuesday 13th September 2016

Use our questionnaire to tell us what's working well and what could be better

recycle

Recycle Week 2016

Published: Monday 12th September 2016

UK’s annual recycling week

athletes

Scottish Half Marathon 2016

Published: Monday 12th September 2016

Scottish Half Marathon in East Lothian this Sunday 18 September

Cutting the turf for the new Law Primary Exention

Law Primary get dug in!

Published: Thursday 8th September 2016

Law Primary children mark the beginning of a new era for the school

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.

John Muir House

Ambitious growth plans to deliver affordable housing approved

Published: Tuesday 6th September 2016

Finalised proposed Local Development Plan approved by Council

Make yoursefl heard

Big Conversation 2. #OvertoYou

Published: Tuesday 6th September 2016

Join us on the 3rd October 2016 at the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh for our next Big Conversation

MARIA MILLAR, School cook of the Year

Maria Wins School Cook of The Year For East Lothian

Published: Friday 2nd September 2016

Maria Millar of East Lothian Council has just been named this year’s Scottish School Cook of The Year 2016.

Glow Gold support poster

John Muir House Glows Gold for Cancer Awareness Campaign

Published: Thursday 1st September 2016

John Muir House will illuminate Haddington this September by glowing gold in support of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign, Glow Gold September.

Sweet Haven opens under CARS scheme

Transforming Tranent High Street

Published: Wednesday 31st August 2016

The first shop transformed under the new Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) has opened.

East Lothian Signpost

East Lothian Community Broadband Project

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2016

East Lothian Community Broadband Project.

Trusted Trader

Prosecution for trader illegally using logo

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2016

A tradesman who was using ELC's Trusted Trader logo on business leaflets and on his van, when he was not a member of the scheme, has been prosecuted.

llyrwilliams

New season launches at The Brunton

Published: Monday 29th August 2016

The Brunton has launched its new season, which is full to the brim with an exciting range of productions, and tickets are on sale now.

Saltire Festival 2016

Saltire 2016 tickets on sale

Published: Monday 29th August 2016

We are delighted to announce the Saltire Festival 2016 programme of events - which are literally set to light up East Lothian this year!

Spiegeltent pic

Area Partnership thanks community

Published: Thursday 25th August 2016

Sue Northrop and Lesley Kay, Co-chairs of North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership, thank the local community for their continued support after a successful community conversation.

24 of the 28 pupils achieving five or more Highers at Musselburgh Grammar in 2016

A great year for Musselburgh Grammar School

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

'I am so proud of our young people’s success' - Colin Gerrie, Headteacher

A great school in a great community

Cockenzie Primary School gets good report

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

'Very good progress made' - Education Scotland

Archaeology and Local History fortnight

Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

The annual Archaeology and Local History Fortnight is back again this September with a variety of events guaranteed to get you celebrating the heritage of East Lothian.

Photo - Scottish pound notes

East Lothian Council Financial Strategy 2015-16 on course

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

A report was presented at today’s meeting of East Lothian Council which illustrated the council’s positive financial position based on the unaudited 15/16 accounts.

On the move - Train icon

ELC agrees more investment for East Linton railway station

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

East Lothian Council has offered £3.44 million as its contribution to the re-opening of the railway station at East Linton and the reinstatement of a local rail service.

Living East Lothian

Living Newspaper Summer 2016

Published: Tuesday 23rd August 2016

The Summer Edition of the Council newspaper, Living is out now.

Could you be a lollipop person?

It's the best job in the world

Published: Monday 22nd August 2016

School crossing guide Margaret urges people in Dunbar to take up the lollipop!

Growing our communities

ASBO for Prestonpans woman

Published: Monday 22nd August 2016

Sheriff grants ASBO against 39-year old Wendy Nisbet

North Berwick

West Beach, North Berwick safe for swimming

Published: Monday 22nd August 2016

Update on West Beach, North Berwick - water quality now OK for swimming

Legal book and scales

ASBO granted against East Linton resident Scott Anderson

Published: Thursday 18th August 2016

Made his neighbours' lives a misery

View from the Law Community Event

Post View From the Law

Published: Thursday 18th August 2016

Over 100 people attended a community conversation in the Spiegeltent at North Berwick Harbour on Monday 15 August 2016.

Architect's impression of new community hospital, Haddingtin

East Lothian Community Hospital

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2016

Public meetings to update on progress

Best foot forward for Fa'side Active Travel

New paths leaflet for Fa'side area

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2016

Get walking, running, riding and cycling

Musselburgh high street

Musselburgh Annual Public Meeting

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2016

Musselburgh Area Partnership invites the wider community to its second Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Monday 22nd August, 7.30pm at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre

North Berwick

West Beach, North Berwick safe for swimming

Published: Tuesday 16th August 2016

Update on West Beach, North Berwick - water quality now OK for swimming

Tell us what would work for you

Your views matter

Published: Monday 15th August 2016

The Wallyford Consultation Report is now available on line

Getting it right for every child

Named Person Scheme - business as usual for East Lothian

Published: Monday 15th August 2016

We will carry on sharing wellbeing concerns with partner agencies as before, using the GIRFEC approach and in line with the child protection procedures we currently follow.

Brewery Park Business Centre opens

Brewery Park Business Centre now open

Published: Friday 12th August 2016

The Brewery Park Business Centre, which features 10 individual offices for rent in the centre of Haddington, was officially opened this week.

Dunbar-Edinburgh

Bus company boost East Lothian - Edinburgh commuter route

Published: Thursday 11th August 2016

New extended route for Dunbar and Haddington to Edinburgh commuters

#YourViews

What makes a quality service?

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016

We need to hear from you

Exam results are on the up in East Lothian

East Lothian Higher English and Maths pass rates at a five-year high

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016

2015 Education Improvement Strategy and Plan is already beginning to bear fruit

North Berwick

West beach, North Berwick

Published: Saturday 6th August 2016

Advice for west beach visitors - beach re-open for bathers/swimmers

Highland Show

BID Board announced

Published: Wednesday 3rd August 2016

New board of directors announced to take forward East Lothian Food & Drink BID

Adult Learning Programme

Online booking for adult learning programme launched

Published: Monday 1st August 2016

Click through to book

libraries

Council up for two APSE awards

Published: Friday 29th July 2016

Council initiatives up for Public Service Excellence awards

Bus service

East Coast Buses launch timetables and fares

Published: Thursday 28th July 2016

New services coming to East Lothian in August

Fake official

Trading standards warning following spate of fake officials cases

Published: Wednesday 27th July 2016

Be aware of people calling at your home

Gullane hall LEADER

New round of funding for community projects

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2016

Gullane Village Hall has had a much-needed revamp thanks to funding provided by Tyne Esk LEADER.

Presenting cups at the Loch Centre

Meet some of the medallists from our Loch Centre mini-Olympics

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2016

Celebrating a summer of sport

Bus pass

Check your new school bus pass, please

Published: Monday 25th July 2016

Important news for Preston Lodge students

A1 BFG

The BFG in East Lothian!

Published: Friday 22nd July 2016

Just in time to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays, Steven Spielberg’s the BFG is in cinemas now. When you go, remember to keep your eyes peeled for some shots of East Lothian!

Celebrating Sport

Celebrating Sport 2016

Published: Friday 22nd July 2016

Nominations now open for Celebrating Sports Awards 2016.

B6355

Road re-opens for light vehicles

Published: Thursday 21st July 2016

Flood debris cleared from road

Met Office

Weather alert

Published: Wednesday 20th July 2016

Storms forecast to affect East Lothian today.

Some of the successful candidates at Crookston Care Home

Praise for improved care for Lothian care home residents and people receiving care at home

Published: Monday 18th July 2016

Staff at Crookston, Eskgreen, The Abbey and our Care at Home Service embrace new Marie Curie qualification

Stand Against Scams

Scams Awareness Month

Published: Wednesday 6th July 2016

East Lothian Council’s Trading Standards team is supporting Scams Awareness Month - a national campaign launched by Citizens Advice to help people avoid falling prey to scams.

Bus stop

Rescue package to save key East Lothian bus services

Published: Tuesday 5th July 2016

East Coast Buses to operate from 14 August.

East Lothian Logo black and white

Council Continues its Objection to Boundary Commission Changes

Published: Wednesday 29th June 2016

At a full council meeting on Tuesday 28th June councillors noted a letter sent to the Minister for Parliamentary Business continuing East Lothian Council’s objection to proposed changes.

east lothian scene

Ambitious Plans for City Region Deal Outlined

Published: Wednesday 29th June 2016

East Lothian councillors have heard more detail on the focus, scope and scale of the proposed Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal at a meeting of full council on Tuesday 28th June.

NHS Lothian/Evening News Team of the Year

ELSIE wins NHS Lothian Team of the year

Published: Tuesday 21st June 2016

Social care and health workers making a world of difference

Going for it!

Tranent children to take their message direct to the United Nations

Published: Tuesday 21st June 2016

StreetsAhead Tranent children have something important to say

Food on display

Food and drink businesses vote 'yes'!

Published: Friday 17th June 2016

East Lothian is set to be the world’s first food and drink Business Improvement District (BID) after local businesses voted in favour of setting up this innovative new scheme.

Food safety

Summer BBQ food safety advice

Published: Friday 17th June 2016

Environmental Health supporting national summer food safety campaign

Local businesses get behind StreetsAheadTranent

Published: Wednesday 15th June 2016

Communities groups and businesses support children and young people in Tranent

Golf Gullane

Scotland's Golf Coast takes over St Andrew Square

Published: Tuesday 14th June 2016

Putters at the ready for a St Andrew Square takeover!

exhaust fumes

Progress to tackle air quality concerns in Musselburgh

Published: Tuesday 14th June 2016

Cabinet hears progress made and action plan to tackle Musselburgh air pollution

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North Berwick Nursery children raise funds for Support from the Start

Published: Friday 10th June 2016

Law Primary nursery present cheque to Support from the Start

Photo - Scottish pound notes

Statement of accounts

Published: Thursday 9th June 2016

Unaudited accounts for financial year 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016 now avialable

Escape to the Coast 12-27 Aug 2016

Escape to the Coast this Fringe!

Published: Thursday 9th June 2016

Enjoy the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at The Brunton, Musselburgh.

Blue parking sign

Car parking improvement plans for North Berwick

Published: Thursday 9th June 2016

Following studies and a public consultation into parking issues in North Berwick, the council has identified a need for a number of improvements around the town centre.

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Council strives for consistent reading attainment in schools

Published: Wednesday 1st June 2016

Raising attainment in reading.

Survey

Pupils have their say on education services

Published: Wednesday 1st June 2016

Students at East Lothian schools provide their views on school and community.

Two teens studying

Positive steps for school leavers

Published: Wednesday 1st June 2016

School leavers finding range of options to pursue.

School incident

Published: Friday 27th May 2016

North Berwick High School latest to receive hoax call

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Thursday 26th May 2016

Details of route, road closures and parking restrictions

Bus stop

Council responds to First Scotland East announcement

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Council in discussions to secure school and supported bus services

Saltire

Saltire 2016 - save the date!

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Saltire Festival is back for 2016 - with some exciting new venues and events so it's time to save the date.

School Road Sign

School safety incident

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Dunbar Grammar School was one of a number of UK schools which received a telephone threat.

Buddy Bear in his superhero uniform wearing the Buddy Bear badge

Teens Launch Superhero Anti-bullying Campaign

Published: Monday 23rd May 2016

A group of enterprising teenagers has launched a superhero-themed anti-bullying campaign to promote kindness and friendship to children aged four to seven across East Lothian.

Muirfield Golf Course

East Lothian Council reacts to Muirfield Golf Club decision

Published: Thursday 19th May 2016

ELC Chief Executive Angela Leitch has responded to the decision taken by members of Muirfield Golf Club, Gullane, not to accept female members.

Dean Court housing

Council roadshows to support construction businesses

Published: Wednesday 18th May 2016

Small to medium-sized construction businesses are invited to a series of roadshows which could help them develop and do more business with East Lothian Council.

ScotRail train

Council welcomes plans to increase rail capacity

Published: Tuesday 17th May 2016

Plans to increase capacity for rail passengers on the North Berwick – Edinburgh route have been welcomed by East Lothian Council.

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Joint Inspection of Services of Older People

Published: Tuesday 17th May 2016

Care Inspectorate/Health Improvement Scotland inspection finds that East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership has a ‘clear and compelling vision for the future integrated delivery of health and social care services’

girfec logo: getting it right for every child.

Named Persons

Published: Friday 13th May 2016

Find out what this will mean for you.

Big Nature Festival 2016

RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival 21 & 22 May

Published: Friday 13th May 2016

Big Nature Festival returns to Levenhall Links, Musselburgh.

Photo - Apprentice

East Lothian Works continues to tackle youth unemployment

Published: Wednesday 11th May 2016

The council’s Policy and Performance Review Committee (PPRC) has heard that East Lothian Works (EL Works) is continuing to tackle youth unemployment and inequality across the county.

North Berwick harbour looking South.

Deadline extended for planning application comments

Published: Tuesday 10th May 2016

Further time has been granted for public comment on three planning applications, which were deferred at planning committee.

Museums festival

Festival of Museums weekend

Published: Saturday 7th May 2016

Minecraft, photography, Punch & Judy and a Victorian Gala Day - something for everyone!

Iain Cumming Gray Elections 2016

Iain Gray retains East Lothian seat

Published: Friday 6th May 2016

Iain Gray (Scottish Labour Party) has been returned as MSP for East Lothian with 14,329 votes - a 37.7 per cent share.

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A big step on the road to more person-centred care

Published: Friday 29th April 2016

Development of specialist and help to live at home services underway

Schools & Community

New budget approval and praise for area partnerships

Published: Friday 29th April 2016

A proposal devolving £600,000 to Area Partnerships for educational initiatives was approved at the full Council meeting on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Scottish pound notes

Local Scrutiny Plan shows a positive picture of East Lothian

Published: Thursday 28th April 2016

A Local Scrutiny Plan for East Lothian Council, prepared by Audit Scotland, has shown many positives following on from last year’s report and that the council’s financial plan remains on track.

We've got a plan!

Children and Young People's Plan here at last!

Published: Tuesday 26th April 2016

Helping our children and young people to achieve their fullest potential in life

Best health, best care, best value for our communities

Become a representative on the East Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB)

Published: Tuesday 26th April 2016

Play a vital role in shaping health and social care services in East Lothian

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

Primary school

Pupils advertise for new Head Teacher on film

Published: Friday 22nd April 2016

Innovative approach used to support Head Teacher vacancy

Our champs, fresh from telling teachers how it is at LEAPS conference at Queen Margaret University

£225,000 funding to champion East Lothian’s care experienced young people

Published: Wednesday 20th April 2016

Our Champions are ready to tell it like it is

Tranent's young planners in action

Tranent is StreetsAhead!

Published: Tuesday 19th April 2016

Shaping the future

John Muir House

Planning applications deferred for future consideration

Published: Tuesday 19th April 2016

Planning Committee agree to defer two North Berwick parking applications

The Brunton What's On Guide April-July 2016

The Brunton – New season on sale now

Published: Friday 15th April 2016

The Brunton What's On Guide for April to July is now available for download.

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Council partnerships provide return of mobile library service

Published: Thursday 14th April 2016

Return of mobile library service to rural areas

Get hip to the plan

We're counting the days until the arrival of our new East Lothian's Children's Plan

Published: Wednesday 13th April 2016

Make sure you see it!

Housing icon

Council to increase temporary accommodation properties

Published: Tuesday 12th April 2016

Today's Cabinet meeting approved proposal to increase temporary accommodation properties

PEEP

Baby PEEP classes restart in Haddington

Published: Tuesday 12th April 2016

Enjoy fun activities with your baby and support their learning too.

School Road Sign

East Lothian Council's School Estate and Community Facilities

Published: Monday 11th April 2016

You will be aware through the media that there are issues with a number of City of Edinburgh Council schools which has resulted in temporary closures.

Benefits and arrears

East Lothian Poverty Commission wants to hear from people affected by poverty in East Lothian

Published: Monday 4th April 2016

Is money a constant worry for you?

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Plans for £2m Prestonpans Health Centre extension get the go-ahead

Published: Wednesday 30th March 2016

This development will provide a modern and accessible health centre, able to respond effectively to the needs of its community

Telephone headset and keyboard

Contact Centre Telephone Maintenance

Published: Tuesday 29th March 2016

The Contact Centre’s Telephone system is being upgraded on Wednesday 30th March at 2pm.

Easter eggs

Office closures at Easter

Published: Thursday 24th March 2016

Office closures and emergency contact details over Easter.

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Tougher penalties for not picking up poo!

Published: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Help us identify the culprits!

Legal book and scales

Antisocial council tenant evicted

Published: Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Antisocial behaviour that impacts on neighbours and communities will not be tolerated

Crossgatehall Bridge road closure

Crossgatehall Bridge - Road closure

Published: Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Crossgatehall Bridge closed: Friday 25 March - Sunday 27 March (weather permitting)

Councillor Willie Innes

City Deal takes another step forward

Published: Friday 18th March 2016

East Lothian Council Leader Willie Innes has welcomed The Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

Bookbug at home - Mother reading to a baby

Bookbug in the home

Published: Friday 18th March 2016

It's never too early to start reading to children

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Leading the field

Published: Monday 14th March 2016

East Lothian hospital at home and integrated care model is cited as example of good practice in latest Audit Scotland Report

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Emergency road closure - Tranent

Published: Saturday 12th March 2016

Temporary roadworks in Church Street preventing access to Winton Place

Education Scotland logo

Improvements at Cockenzie Primary and Nursery

Published: Thursday 10th March 2016

East Lothian Council's Education Committee thank Head Teacher and staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery Class for good progress.

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Significant development of Communication Provision at Knox Academy

Published: Wednesday 9th March 2016

East Lothian Council’s Education Committee heard updates on the new Communication Provision at Knox Academy for secondary-aged pupils with autism and communication difficulties.

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Significant development of Communication Provision at Knox Academy

Published: Wednesday 9th March 2016

East Lothian Council’s Education Committee heard updates on the new Communication Provision at Knox Academy for secondary-aged pupils with autism and communication difficulties.

Old fashioned style telephone

Bogus calls from someone pretending to be a health worker

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016

Make sure you don't get scammed

Young woman sitting next to elderly woman

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership set to pay out £634,000 to third-sector agencies

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016

Good partnership working is key

Happy woman and child

Around £683,000 awarded to groups supporting children’s wellbeing in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016

Getting it right for every child in East Lothian

Benefits and arrears

Partnership Funding of £2.195 million approved by East Lothian Council

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016

Good news for communities

Musselburgh beach clean

School children help launch new phase of Scottish Water’s ‘Keep the water cycle running smoothly’ campaign

Published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Musselburgh school children helped launch the new phase of a campaign aimed at reducing sewer blockages in Scotland.

Wish You Were There Surfer

First ever John Muir Coast Festival for East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Outdoor enthusiasts, local residents and families can all step into a world of adventure with the first ever John Muir Coast Festival, taking place in East Lothian from April 22-24.

East Lothian Council libraries are now offering an NHS hearing aid battery replacement service

Library project wins Scottish sensory award

Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016

joint NHS Lothian and council project wins award

Haddington

Haddington Community Development Trust seeks consultant

Published: Friday 19th February 2016

Project Manager sought to develop website and marketing strategy

John Muir birthplace

John Muir Birthplace welcomes 150,000th visitor

Published: Friday 19th February 2016

Popular Dunbar attraction

John Muir statue, Dunbar

Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership Public Meeting

Published: Friday 19th February 2016

Open Public Meeting on Thursday 10 March

Road Closed sign

Winter weather - Closed roads

Published: Tuesday 16th February 2016

Please be aware of closed roads, particularly in rural areas.

Sport Relief mum and girl running

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile

Published: Tuesday 16th February 2016

East Lothian to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

Beach Wheelchairs hut at NOrth Berwick harbour

North Berwick Beach Wheelchair Project is in final three for COSLA Excellence Award

Published: Monday 15th February 2016

Project that brings the community together

east lothian scene

Great lineup of speakers for annual tourism conference

Published: Thursday 11th February 2016

Steve Tassell of Microsoft UK has been confirmed as a key speaker for East Lothian Council's 8th annual tourism conference, Connect4.

Benefits and arrears

Council home modernisation programme receives budget boost

Published: Tuesday 9th February 2016

Approved budget aims to increase affordable housing across county

Photo - Fishing boats

FLAG funding announced

Published: Tuesday 9th February 2016

A new European Maritime Fisheries Fund programme will provide funding support to businesses and community groups in coastal communities.

High seas

Plans are afoot for the Preston, Seton, Gosford area

Published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Local community organisations and groups asked to help set priorities for first draft Area Plan

girfec logo: getting it right for every child.

Getting it right for every child in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016

East Lothian’s GIRFEC lead Lara Neri walks us through the journey

Keep yourself safe :-)

Child sexual exploitation

Published: Thursday 28th January 2016

National campaign highlights how to spot signs of abuse

EL Partnership

East Lothian Partnership 'delivering results'

Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016

Latest East Lothian Partnership meeting details current and future projects

National Theatre

The best of the West End LIVE in Musselburgh!

Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016

Performances from London's West End at the Brunton

North Berwick Law

Love North Berwick? What would make it even better?

Published: Monday 25th January 2016

North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership wants to hear from you

Coloured pencils

New Wallyford Primary

Published: Monday 25th January 2016

Council and Scottish Government to fund rebuilding of Wallyford Primary School

Adult Learning Programme

Places still available on adult learning courses

Published: Monday 18th January 2016

East Lothian Council’s Winter 2016 Adult Learning Programme began this month and many of our courses are now fully booked. However, there are still spaces available on:

Celebrating 60 years of school crossing patrols

Improving road safety around East Lothian schools

Published: Wednesday 13th January 2016

East Lothian Council’s Cabinet has approved an assessment policy that sets out the process that will be used for investigating and dealing with concerns about road safety outside schools.

Annette Bruton

Edinburgh College Principal Annette Bruton appointed to head up East Lothian Poverty Commission

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016

Working to give people better life chances

Come and see our exhibition at the Bleachingfield

Great turnout for first meeting of Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016

First annual meeting a real success

The PlayTalkRead bus is coming to town!

The PlayTalkRead bus is coming to town!

Published: Monday 11th January 2016

Free fun early-years initiative is back at the end of Janaury

ELC Badminton Coach Christine Black

British Empire Medal for ELC Badminton Officer Christine Black

Published: Monday 11th January 2016

'...her achievements in the sport of badminton are extraordinary...'

The best open tennis tournament in Scotland

East Lothian Tennis Open does it again!

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016

Scotland's top open tennis tournament for three out of the past five years

North Berwick volunteers were recently awarded an Action Earth grant, organised by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) and supported by Scottish Natural Heritage

Rewarding times for North Berwick conservation group

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016

A group of North Berwick volunteers were recently awarded an Action Earth grant, organised by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) and supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

East Lothian Council staff first in Scotland to gain new Roadworks Administration qualification

Published: Thursday 24th December 2015

Jean Matthews and Shirley Mackie from the council’s Transportation Team are the first in Scotland to have completed the new Roadworks Administration award (certificated and quality assured by the SQA)

Temporary traffic lights

Councils' collaboration plans to deliver road services

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Proposals to share resources and processes for road repairs and maintenance

Blue parking sign

Council to apply for Decriminalised Parking Enforcement

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Council seeking approval to introduce parking enforcement in county

Blue parking sign

Council to apply for Decriminalised Parking Enforcement

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Council seeking approval to introduce parking enforcement in county

Blue parking sign

Council to apply for Decriminalised Parking Enforcement

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Council seeking approval to introduce parking enforcement in county

Christmas tree with presents underneath

Families Benefit From Christmas Campaign Success

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Families in East Lothian are set to receive extra gifts under their tree this year, thanks to the huge success of the Support Each Other for Christmas Campaign organised by a group of young people

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Delivering well in challenging times

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

East Lothian Council Chief Social Worker's Report 2015

Dunbar Grammar

Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership

Published: Friday 11th December 2015

Local residents invited to first Annual Public Meeting

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Thousands of unsafe 'hoverboards' detained

Published: Wednesday 9th December 2015

Trading Standards issue safety warning for popular Christmas gift

John Muir House

Council's financial position outlined at cabinet meeting

Published: Wednesday 9th December 2015

Half year financial position detailed

Food and Drink BID

Unique BID to promote East Lothian food & drink

Published: Tuesday 8th December 2015

East Lothian Council will commit £20,000 per year for three years for a Food & Drink Business Improvement District (BID) if local businesses vote to create one.

North Berwick High Street Road Closure between Quality Street and Market Place

North Berwick High Street - Emergency road closure

Published: Monday 7th December 2015

Dangerous chimney on High Street in North Berwick.

Cars through a rainy window

Please be careful on the roads this weekend

Published: Friday 4th December 2015

Surface water issues on roads following heavy rainfall. Please be extra cautious this weekend.

Taking the biscuit (or scone)!

Minister meets members of the award-winning South East Scotland Academies Partnership

Published: Thursday 3rd December 2015

Getting it right for our young people

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Make sure you have your say about the future shape of health and social care in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Health and social care affects us all

Man wakeboarding with a saltire flag behind him

Outdoor guide launched at Saltire Festival

Published: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

A guide to the great outdoors in East Lothian – detailing everything from walking to golf to surfing – was launched at the Saltire Festival this weekend.

Living East Lothian

Winter issue of Living newspaper

Published: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

The winter issue of the council's residents' newspaper is out now.

Children playing in a nursery

East Lothian welcomes new guidance on Children and Young People's Act

Published: Monday 30th November 2015

Improving outcomes for children, young people and families

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Donate extra gifts to Cracking Christmas campaign

Published: Wednesday 25th November 2015

Enterprising teenagers set up Christmas donation campaign

Let us help you get your benefits right

East Lothian Council launches their new ‘Right Benefit’ campaign

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015

Changes happens ... tell us when it does

Photo - Council housing

Draft Proposed Local Development Plan approved by Council

Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015

East Lothian Council approved a draft proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) at a full Council meeting, held at The Brunton, Musselburgh, on 17th November 2015.

Benefits and arrears

You Pay - Have Your Say - Budget consultation

Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015

Local residents are encouraged to offer views on council budget plans

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Closing date for discounted new homes applications

Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015

CALA Homes has agreed to make 12 homes available to applicants on the council's housing list

Tell us what would work for you

Consultation on plans for services for children launched

Published: Monday 16th November 2015

We want to get it right for every child and young person

Star Awards

STAR Awards celebrate council employee achievements

Published: Friday 13th November 2015

Individual and team achievements recognised at Awards Ceremony

Newhaven dig

Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2015

Published: Thursday 12th November 2015

Archaeology conference details range of local excavations and projects

book week scotland

Top Crime Writers Gather in East Lothian During Book Week

Published: Thursday 12th November 2015

Celebrated crime writers Arne Dahl, Eva Nolan and Stuart Neville will take part in an Urban Noir Showcase as part of Book Week

Musselburgh man receives interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015

Noise and disturbance complaints lead to ASBO

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East Lothian World War One memorial database launched

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015

New resource provides inscriptions details of all WWI memorials in East Lothian

Orange fish packed in ice

East Lothian featured in new Seafood Trail

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015

A new initiative aimed at increasing awareness, accessibility and consumption of Scottish seafood has been launched.

Mary Rose and Michael Williams

British Empire Medal for Mary-Rose

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015

Years of outstanding service to children, young people and families in East Lothian celebrated

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Scottish Soldiers archaeology project

Published: Friday 6th November 2015

Invitation to hear more about recent finds in Durham of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Dunbar

Prestonpans Cemetery

Council work to secure unstable headstones

Published: Thursday 5th November 2015

Programme of work has started to stabilise unsteady headstones in East Lothian cemeteries

Photo - Scottish pound notes

Annual Audit Report 2015

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015

An audit of East Lothian Council's finances has highlighted good practice and sound management.

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Fireworks display

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015

Enjoy free public fireworks display at Musselburgh

Signs - Road closed and diversion

Tranent road closures - Sunday 1st November

Published: Friday 30th October 2015

Road closures and traffic management will be in place to facilitate the filming of a BBC documentary.

Photo - School kids

Is your child due to start primary school next August?

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015

You should register them now

The joy of numbers

‘What you say counts’

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015

Make your children feel better about maths

Council Plan 2012 - 2017

Council plan progress showing achievements

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015

Achievements of five year council plan debated at council

John Muir House

Council agrees refugee support

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015

Full council meeting agrees support for refugee families

Cinderella

Cinderella: The Brunton Pantomime

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015

Tue 24 November 2015 - Sat 2 January 2016

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East Lothian and Cardiff schools become pen pals!

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015

New project encourages writing skills

Celebrating the Section 75 Developer's contribution

Celebrating the Section 75 Developer's Contribution

Published: Monday 26th October 2015

Growing our communities

Landlord performance report

How good a landlord is East Lothian Council?

Published: Monday 26th October 2015

Find out more in the Landlord’s Report to Tenants 2015

New project to roll out broadband coverage

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015

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

Photo - Scottish pound notes

New East Lothian Poverty Commission

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015

New commission will gather evidence about poverty concerns across county

Knox Idol 2015 winners Mark Sandford, Gordon Scott, Hannah Metcalfe and Gavin Sandford with Angela Leitch and Stephen Bates

Knox Idol 2015 winners announced!

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015

'They were confident, they were articulate, they were creative.' Stephen Bates, Managing Director, Canon UK

Parked Cars

Decriminalised Park Enforcement Consultation

Published: Monday 19th October 2015

East Lothian Council is considering new measures to tackle concerns raised by local people over the lack of parking attendants across the county.

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Transport spokesperson congratulates bus companies

Published: Friday 16th October 2015

Cllr Michael Veitch, Transport spokesperson for East Lothian Council, has congratulated two bus companies operating in East Lothian for their recent success at the UK-wide routeONE magazine Awards.

Countryside

East Lothian to welcome Rural Summit in November

Published: Friday 16th October 2015

Scottish Rural Summit comes to East Lothian in November

Tranent pensioner receives interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Complaints about abusive language and behaviour leads to interim ASBO

Chef

East Lothian Food and Drink Awards 2015

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Successes at this year's Food and Drink Awards

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

We're getting ready for the Big Conversation

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Where will you be on 30th October?

Legal book and scales

Port Seton woman served with interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Terms of ASBO prohibit number of visitors to house

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First AGM for Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

7.30pm at Knox Academy on 21 October 2015

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Library service launches 3D printer opportunities

Published: Tuesday 13th October 2015

3D printer offers new opportunities for school projects, hobbyists and local businesses

East Lothian Council logo

Customer Service Charter

Published: Tuesday 13th October 2015

We are committed to providing you with good quality service

Cllr Hampshire and ELC Depute Chief Exec Monica Patterson with housing minister Alex Neil

Pioneering affordable housing model launches in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 13th October 2015

First 12 new Local Affordable Renting homes in Scotland underway

Revenues team with the IRRV award

Our Revenues team receive 'Highly commended'

Published: Monday 12th October 2015

This award recognises the staff’s enthusiasm, drive and commitment

Saltire Festival

Saltire Festival Returns for 2015

Published: Friday 9th October 2015

The programme for this year’s Saltire Festival has been launched – featuring events celebrating all things Scottish, from enjoying the outdoors to traditional music and food and drink.

Food and drink winners

Food & Drink Awards winners 2015 announced

Published: Friday 9th October 2015

The 10th anniversary East Lothian Food & Drinks Awards dinner was held at The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick this week.

Tour of Britain

Two Graces win Tour of Britain art competition

Published: Friday 9th October 2015

Two talented Graces have scooped first prize in a design competition based around the Tour of Britain cycle race, which passed through East Lothian last month.

Legal book and scales

Convicted drug offender evicted from Haddington tenancy

Published: Friday 2nd October 2015

Breach of tenancy agreement leads to eviction

John Muir House

Exercise 'Safe Haven' tests council plans and community response

Published: Thursday 1st October 2015

Schools and community councils join in emergency planning exercise

131 new affordable homes for Dunbar by 2017

Work underway on another 131 affordable homes for Dunbar

Published: Thursday 1st October 2015

Increasing the supply of good quality affordable housing is key to ensuring our communities thrive

Lollipop lady

Crossing patrol attendant 'hangs up' her lollipop!

Published: Wednesday 30th September 2015

Happy retirement after 34 years on 'patrol'

Exam results are on the up in East Lothian

Exam results are on the up

Published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Congratulations to young people, parents and teachers

Cockenzie Power Station

Details confirmed for Cockenzie Power Station demolition

Published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Iconic chimneys coming down on Saturday

Tranent High Street

Fa'side Area Partnership's first Annual Public Meeting

Published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Local residents invited to hear more about the work and plans of the Fa'side Area Partnership

Tranent High Street

Fa'side Area Partnership's first Annual Public Meeting

Published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Local residents invited to hear more about the work and plans of the Fa'side Area Partnership

Tranent High Street

Fa'side Area Partnership's first Annual Public Meeting

Published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Local residents invited to hear more about the work and plans of the Fa'side Area Partnership

Telephone headset and keyboard

Upgrade to the Contact Centre telephony system

Published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

On Wednesday 23rd September and Thursday 24th September we will be upgrading our automated switchboard and the Contact Centres’ telephony system.

community training calendar 2015-2016

Community Training Calendar 2015-16

Published: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Free Training for people making a difference in their community.

Persistent antisocial behaviour leads to eviction

Published: Wednesday 16th September 2015

Musselburgh tenant evicted after continuous antisocial behaviour

Kurling

Living Well in Later Life

Published: Wednesday 16th September 2015

Free drop-in event. Wednesday 7th October 2015, 1pm-4pm, Loch Leisure Centre, Well Wynd, Tranent.

FLowers in a field

East Lothian scoops three Beautiful Scotland awards

Published: Friday 11th September 2015

East Lothian is looking blooming marvellous thanks to the efforts of community groups and council staff.

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Attendance matters!

Published: Friday 11th September 2015

Musselburgh Area Partnership and local schools launch new attendance initiative

Lammermuir Festival 2015

Lammermuir Festival - Beautiful music, beautiful places

Published: Wednesday 9th September 2015

The Lammermuir Festival takes place in thirteen beautiful venues across East Lothian from 11 - 20 September 2015.

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Meeting between East Lothian Council and Scotrail

Published: Wednesday 9th September 2015

On Thursday 3rd September, Councillor Michael Veitch, Transport spokesperson for East Lothian Council, met with ScotRail to discuss various matters relating to rail services in the county.

Refugee

Council to support Syrian refugees

Published: Tuesday 8th September 2015

Council working with CoSLA to support those affected by refugee crisis

Growing your business, small tree in pile of coins.

£1bn City Deal bid for Edinburgh area submitted

Published: Friday 4th September 2015

The £1bn Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region deal has reached a major milestone as the six bid partners submitted their proposal to the Westminster and Scottish Governments.

Cockenzie Power Station

Details confirmed for Cockenzie Power Station demolition

Published: Friday 4th September 2015

Details of road closures and restrictions during demolition work

Children's minister meets children and young people at Tots and Teens

Government minister visits local childcare providers

Published: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Fiona McLeod 'particularly impressed' with Tots and Teens

Aviva Tour of Britain passes through Gifford

Tour of Britain speeds through East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 1st September 2015

The Aviva Tour of Britain has whizzed through East Lothian for the first time ever.

Wrapt attention for Canon's Surie Everett-Pascoe and Max Sykes and Prentice Coaches' Ross Prentice

Making it real

Published: Tuesday 1st September 2015

Knox Academy's Employability Programme

Knox Idol - Pop Idol meets Dragon's Den!

Knox Idol underway...

Published: Tuesday 1st September 2015

A powerful credential for future employment

Jacobite soldiers

Encampment!

Published: Friday 28th August 2015

Military History through the ages at Prestongrange Museum

Golf ball on grass

Scottish Senior Open a success at Archerfield

Published: Wednesday 26th August 2015

The Prostate Cancer UK Senior Open concluded on Saturday 29th August at Archerfield Links.

Blue parking sign

Decriminalised Parking one step closer

Published: Wednesday 26th August 2015

East Lothian Council has moved one step closer to Decriminalised Parking Enforcement.

Cockenzie Power Station

Future of the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station discussed

Published: Tuesday 25th August 2015

The site of the former Cockenzie Power Station was discussed at today's meeting of East Lothian Council.

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Coastal Improvements

Published: Tuesday 25th August 2015

East Lothian Council have completed a number of improvements to our coastal areas and have more works planned for the near future.

New housing estate

SESplan MIR consultation response plan agreed

Published: Tuesday 25th August 2015

Council officers and elected members are due to meet to develop East Lothian Council’s response to the SESplan Main Issues Report 2 (MIR2) consultation.

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East Lothian Council Financial Strategy on course to meet expectations

Published: Tuesday 25th August 2015

A report was presented at today’s meeting of East Lothian Council which illustrated the council’s financial position following a positive set of financial results based on the unaudited 14/15 accounts

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New committee set up to scrutinise the work of the Police and Fire and Rescue Service in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 25th August 2015

'A big step forward in effective partnership working'

Cllr Hampshire with the Edgars outside their new home

East Lothian Council celebrates the opening of its latest council homes

Published: Monday 24th August 2015

Good for tenants and for the local economy

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Road closure - Law Road

Published: Friday 21st August 2015

Due to a Scottish Power emergency on Law Road the road has had to be closed between Grange Road and Lochbridge Road.

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East Lothian On the Move

Published: Wednesday 19th August 2015

Got an opinion on active travel and sustainable transport in your area? We want to hear it! Join us at one of the six East Lothian On the Move events taking place across the county.

John Bellany Day Centre

John Bellany Day Centre update

Published: Tuesday 18th August 2015

Three new Management Committee Members formally elected

People talking

Have you signed up for 'SEE HEAR' yet?

Published: Tuesday 18th August 2015

Take your opportunity to help shape improved provision for children and young people affected by hearing or vision loss in East and Midlothian

Musselburgh Area Partnership

Musselburgh Area Partnership to hold first Annual Public Meeting

Published: Monday 17th August 2015

The Musselburgh Area Partnership would like to invite the wider community to come along to their first Annual Public Meeting on Monday 24 August, 19.30 @ the Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre

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Don’t be rushed and don’t be hushed

Published: Monday 17th August 2015

As part of National Scams Awareness month East Lothian Council Trading Standards has contacted numerous consumers who have responded to a bogus lottery.

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East Lothian Household Survey Questionnaire

Published: Monday 17th August 2015

East Lothian Council has commissioned a household survey in order to help prepare the Local Development Plan.

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Supported bus services improved

Published: Tuesday 11th August 2015

Changes to the 110, 111 and 122 supported bus services operated by Prentice Coaches will be begin on 17th August.

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Essential resurfacing works on Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Published: Friday 7th August 2015

East Lothian Council will be undertaking essential carriageway resurfacing works on Linkfield Road, Musselburgh starting on Monday 17th August.

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Family History Day

Published: Friday 7th August 2015

Who are we? And where did we come from? Join us at the John Gray Centre for Family History Day, 29th August, and maybe you’ll find some clues to help you find the answers to these eternal questions!

Shelter - Making Renting Right

East Lothian Council backs renting reform campaign

Published: Wednesday 5th August 2015

East Lothian Council has pledged its support for a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

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Boundary Commission changes still unacceptable

Published: Wednesday 5th August 2015

East Lothian Council will continue to oppose proposed changes by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland, which have now gone out for statutory public consultation.

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East Lothian's young people continue to achieve

Published: Tuesday 4th August 2015

Young people across East Lothian woke up today (Tuesday) to learn of their results in this year’s exams, which they sat in June.

Statistics And Data

East Lothian by Numbers: Understanding the Statistics

Published: Wednesday 29th July 2015

The East Lothian Partnership is pleased to share a range of new and updated statistical profiles, which we hope are useful tools to help plan, understand, and improve our services and communities.

Commonwealth Games

East Lothian to welcome Rwanda national football team

Published: Friday 24th July 2015

Glasgow 2014 Support a Second Team initiative strengthens sporting ties

Food and Drink BID

East Lothian's food and drink bid - a UK first

Published: Thursday 23rd July 2015

Business owners in East Lothian are being invited to create a unique food and drink based Business Improvement District (BID), which would be the first of its kind in the UK.

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Consultation begins on future growth in Edinburgh and South East Scotland

Published: Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Local meetings to be held in East Lothian to discuss SESplan's Main Issues Report

Sandy Beach

Coastal Car Parks

Published: Tuesday 21st July 2015

New charges for car parking at coastal sites have begun to come into operation.

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Breaking news

Published: Wednesday 15th July 2015

Council purchase St Joseph's School, Tranent

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Spectacular East Lothian route for Aviva Tour of Britain in Scotland

Published: Tuesday 14th July 2015

British Cycling’s premier road cycling event is set for a spectacular route through East Lothian on Wednesday 9 September.

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie chimneys to come down in September

Published: Tuesday 14th July 2015

Former power station chimney stacks to come down in September

Scottish Open Gullane

Great weekend of golf at Gullane

Published: Monday 13th July 2015

An exciting weekend of golf at Gullane concluded with American Rickie Fowler lifting the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open trophy.

Scams Awareness Month

Published: Friday 10th July 2015

Citizens advice, local councils, police and other agencies join together to highlight consumer scams

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award winners at Palace

Published: Thursday 9th July 2015

Duke of Edinburgh Award participants at Palace of Holyroodhouse

John Bellany Day Centre

John Bellany Day Centre

Published: Thursday 9th July 2015

Update (9 July 2015)

Economic champion sought for partnership

Published: Thursday 9th July 2015

Chairperson sought for Sustainable Economy Partnership

Scotland's Golf Coast tartan

Tartan-tastic day at AAM Scottish Open!

Published: Wednesday 8th July 2015

A new tartan was officially launched at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open tartan day pro-am tournament today (Wednesday).

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Gullane ready to tee off for Scottish Open

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015

Spectators urged to plan ahead and follow traffic advice

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Taking the bus wins Suzanne a bike!

Published: Friday 3rd July 2015

Lucky visitor to Big Nature Festival scoops travel prize

IJB members first meeting

East Lothian Integration Joint Board is here

Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015

‘We’ve taken a big step closer to joined-up health and social care services today’

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Important notice for council house tenants

Published: Monday 29th June 2015

If East Lothian Council tenants have an up-to-date rent account, they can enjoy a rent payment break between 29th June and 12th July 2015.

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A word to the wise ...

Published: Monday 29th June 2015

What to do if you find a discarded needle or syringe in a public area

Musselburgh Grammar School

Tell us what you think

Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015

Pre-consultation on provision for secondary education opens

Microchipping

Cheap as chips!

Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Dog owners encouraged to get their pet microchipped

Food businesses

East Lothian at Royal Highland Show

Published: Friday 19th June 2015

A mini East Lothian plus the best of our food and drink are attracting crowds at the Royal Highland Show

Siobhan, Isobel and Nicola celebrate their success

Learners say course works around their family commitments

Published: Thursday 18th June 2015

Community-based learning leads to college places and new careers

Fire safety for older people

Don't fall foul of fire

Published: Thursday 18th June 2015

Scottish Fire Service launch new campaign

Commonwealth project

School pupils produce Commonwealth Games memories book

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Pinkie St Peter's pupils share Commonwealth Games memories

Armed Forces Day Union Jack

Armed Forces Day to be marked in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Flag ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day

Angela Leitch, Annette Bruton and Shamin Akhtar with students at Celebration of Learning event at Fisherrow, Musselburgh

Learning opportunities for parents and carers are a big success

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Community-based learning leads to college places and new careers

Dunbar Primary School children on their bikes

Walk this way!

Published: Friday 12th June 2015

Local pupils choosing healthier options of getting to school

Benefits and arrears

£10 million investment plan to improve housing stock approved

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Extensive housing upgrade and modernisation programme approved

Joseph, Jamie and Laura with ELC's Ricky Cooper

Young chefs impress at county cook-off

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Preston Lodge High and Cockenzie Primary win Little and Large 2015

Eyes on stalks at Ross Rocks Murrayfield event

Ross Rocks Murrayfield!

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Innovative reading project celebrates a very successful year

School Road Sign

Schools vehicle ban to be made permanent

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Experimental Traffic Regulation Order banning cars near Haddington schools made permanent.

Musselburgh public art

The Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling Project

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Join us on for the launch of The Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling Project, Thursday 11th June, 7pm – 9pm, Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh, and find out how you can get involved.

Musselburgh resident receives interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Complaints lead to legal action taken against Musselburgh resident

Tennis rackets and balls

Major boost for tennis in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Local residents encouraged to try out tennis

Bus stop

Smarter travel rolls out in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Even more pupils in East Lothian are now able to use smart ticketing to travel to school following on from the new supported bus tender which started operating on 4th May.

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Help revitalise your rural community

Published: Wednesday 27th May 2015

Public consultation on funding for rural community projects

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Tuesday 26th May 2015

Road closures and parking restrictions on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2015.

Some of our Modern Apprentices, mentor Sharon Peel and facilitator Caroline McFarlane

ELC’s Modern Apprentices storm the Colourblind Game

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2015

Celebrating Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2015

Alasdair Allan talks to children at Wallyford Primary School

Virtual Numeracy Hub adds up

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2015

Dr Alasdair Allan launches new national resource at Wallyford Primary

Road Closure May 2015 - Lindores Drive

Road Closure - Lindores Drive, Tranent

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Lindores Drive, Tranent, is closed to vehicles due to severe damage caused by subsidence due to shallow mine workings below the road surface.

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What kind of involvement do you want to have in your child's education?

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Take part in our parents' survey

Sandy beach

East Lothian in the Spotlight

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

East Lothian will be in the spotlight at a number of major events over the coming months, including the Big Nature Festival and the Royal Highland Show.

Amy and her classmates with her winning East Lothian flag design

Amy flies the flag in Parliament Square

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Dirleton Primary produce winning flag design

Big Nature Festival

Get There Greener - Big Nature Festival

Published: Monday 18th May 2015

This weekend, 23 and 24 May, East Lothian will host the fourth annual Scotland’s Big Nature Festival at Levenhall Links, Musselburgh.

Lego club

New lego club opens at Longniddry library

Published: Friday 15th May 2015

Budding designers enjoy new Lego club

Police 101 number

Residents warned about roofing scam in county

Published: Wednesday 13th May 2015

Local residents warned about cold callers 'checking on roof problems'.

Lennox Author Award-winner 2015, Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams wins the Lennox Author Award 2015

Published: Wednesday 13th May 2015

East Lothian's annual prize for children's fiction

Westenders

Fringe at the Brunton on sale now!

Published: Wednesday 13th May 2015

The Brunton’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe season is on sale now, so for the best in summer sounds and outdoor drama, browse www.thebrunton.co.uk to see what’s coming up and book today.

EL Reader in Residence

Reader in Residence Books in to East Lothian Libraries

Published: Tuesday 12th May 2015

New appointment supporting local libraries

Interns with senior council staff at East Lothian Works

Developing the young workforce

Published: Tuesday 12th May 2015

In partnership with educational institutions and other agencies, East Lothian Council is to prepare an implementation plan to continue to reduce youth unemployment in the area.

Cartoon picture of two children

Children’s Wellbeing allocates £711,230 to voluntary organisations in 2015/16

Published: Tuesday 12th May 2015

Working together for better outcomes

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Integration of Health and Social Care in East Lothian is on its way

Published: Tuesday 12th May 2015

Councillors agree new arrangements

Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie to speak at RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

Published: Tuesday 12th May 2015

Fun family nature festival at Levenhall Links

Interested in chairing a local Area Partnership?

Published: Monday 11th May 2015

Make a difference in your local community

Go Green Go Online

Council Tax eBilling

Published: Monday 11th May 2015

Are you an East Lothian resident? Sign up for Council Tax eBilling!

General election 2015 candidates

East Lothian elects George Kerevan as MP

Published: Thursday 7th May 2015

George Kerevan (SNP) has been elected as Member of Parliament for East Lothian in the 2015 UK Parliamentary Election.

Tranent High Street

Have your say on the regeneration of Tranent town centre

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015

The Fa’side Area Partnership are looking for your views on the results and recommendations from the recent Tranent town centre charrette.

Scottish Road Safety Week

Scottish Road Safety Week 2015

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015

Saving children’s lives and making Scotland’s roads safer is the message at the heart of a week of activities in East Lothian schools starting on Monday 4th May.

Campie Primary School Crest

We're looking for a new headteacher at Campie

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015

A great opportunity to join a thriving team

Levenhall Nursery

New home for Levenhall Nursery

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015

Pinkie St Peter's all set to welcome nursery pupils, parents and staff

Dubar Primary comes out top in Scotland for Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week May 2015 is here

Published: Monday 4th May 2015

Are you ready?

Hove you voted for your Lennox Author yet?

Have you voted in the Lennox Author Award yet?

Published: Monday 4th May 2015

Calling all P5s, P6s and P7s!

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Improving delayed discharge figures

Published: Thursday 30th April 2015

PPRC report shows things are moving ahead

Musselburgh Grammar School

Small fire at Musselburgh Grammar School

Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015

No one injured and school remains open

Young woman sitting next to elderly woman

Health and Social Care Partnership Older People's Services Joint Inspection

Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015

What's involved

The East Lothian Vote

General Election 2015 - East Lothian Facts

Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015

Thursday 7th May 2015 is General Election Day, so don’t forget to visit your local polling station to cast your vote.

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East Lothian by Bus

Published: Tuesday 28th April 2015

Information on the new supported bus service routes and timetable, and the brand new East Lothian by Bus map.

George McNeill places his tallies in the cairn

Do you have a tally story?

Published: Monday 27th April 2015

Sprinter George McNeill has

Can you help Hamish, Emma, Abbi and Lois with their survey?

Knox Academy pupils ask you to remember the days of the old school yard!

Published: Monday 27th April 2015

Can you help them with their research?

Champions Board

Remember to book your place now

Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015

Champions Board Launch Friday 1 May 2015

Main Issues Report

Councillors consider consultation responses

Published: Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Main Issues Report summary responses published

QMU academies induction

Over 92% of East Lothian school leavers are going on to positive destinations

Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015

East Lothian young people are forging ahead

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City Region Deal could boost Lothians' economy

Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015

East Lothian Council has agreed to contribute almost £75,000 towards a project that could bring around £1billion into the economy of the Lothians.

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Nobody knows social care services like you

Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015

Care Inspectorate is looking for a new board member

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Do you live in one of Scotland’s beautiful places?

Published: Monday 20th April 2015

National competition run by Keep Scotland Beautiful calls for entries from the Lothians for this year’s Beautiful Scotland competition

Keep Scotland Beautiful

One Small Step for local communities

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015

‘One Small Step’ will help local Lothian communities clean up and green up neglected spaces.

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Work with Children's Hearings Scotland

Published: Friday 10th April 2015

Children's Hearings Scotland are looking for Panel Practice Advisers and a Depute Area Convener to join the South East Scotland Area Support Team.

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Change the bin you put it in!

Published: Thursday 9th April 2015

New waste collection service starting

North Berwick Harbour Trust Association

Harbour Trust to unlock cash for North Berwick

Published: Tuesday 7th April 2015

An agreement has been signed today in an important first step in working towards transferring ownership of the North Berwick Harbour to the North Berwick Harbour Trust Association

World Autism Day 2015

World Autism Day 2015 - 2 April 2015

Published: Thursday 2nd April 2015

New pilot project launching in East Lothian

Easter eggs

Office closures at Easter

Published: Thursday 2nd April 2015

Office closures and emergency contact details over Easter

Dog wardens

Dog waste bags charges introduced

Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015

Dog waste bag charges come into place on 1st April 2015.

Tranent High Street

Historic Scotland announces £6.4 million investment to regenerate Scottish towns

Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015

Tranent is one of six historic communities across Scotland to benefit from the latest round of Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funding announced today.

SDS Awareness Week

It's SDS Awareness Week 2015!

Published: Monday 30th March 2015

Find out how SDS could help you

Take part in our education survey

Remember the days of the old school yard!

Published: Monday 30th March 2015

What were your school days like?

Tourism conference 2015

Food for thought at 2015 Tourism Conference

Published: Thursday 26th March 2015

Another highly successful tourism conference took place at the Brunton, Musselburgh, this week and gave attendees food for thought in more ways than one.

Earth Hour 2015

Light's out for Earth Hour!

Published: Wednesday 25th March 2015

East Lothian Council is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet.

Butterflies sculpture

The Butterflies...

Published: Friday 20th March 2015

The mysterious Butterflies sculpture, made from books and anonymously found in cultural locations in Edinburgh in 2011, were given as gifts to the people in the city of Edinburgh.

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East Lothian Council meet with new Scotrail operators

Published: Friday 20th March 2015

Representatives from East Lothian Council attended a briefing event, organised by SEStran, with new Scotrail operators Abellio on Friday 13th March at the Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh.

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New Spring Programme at The Brunton

Published: Friday 20th March 2015

East Lothian’s main live events programmer is in full bloom with events running from April until July featuring the most entertaining productions by some of the best companies touring the UK today.

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Puppet Animation Festival returns to East Lothian

Published: Thursday 19th March 2015

The Puppet Animation Festival returns to venues across East Lothian this spring, as the region plays host to 8 puppet theatre companies and, for the first time, 2 puppet workshops.

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Tour of Britain comes to East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 18th March 2015

Scotland will welcome two stages of the Friends Life Tour of Britain this September, as British Cycling’s premier road cycling event comes to the country on two separate days for the first time ever.

Thank you to all our social workers!

World Social Work Day 2015

Published: Monday 16th March 2015

'Thank you to all our social workers...'

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Council scoops Gold CoSLA Award

Published: Friday 13th March 2015

Educational initiative wins innovation and improvement award

Tranent High Street

Help us design a new town centre for Tranent

Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015

Come along to our Tranent community charrette events at the end of March

Partnership Funding

Partnership Funding of £1.925 million approved by East Lothian Council

Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015

Good news for local groups and communities!

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East Lothian Council’s Adult Wellbeing Service set to pay out £1.35 million to third-sector agencies

Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015

'Partnership working is central to achieving good outcomes'

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North Berwick parking to be improved

Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015

The East Lothian Council Cabinet yesterday agreed on a three year strategy to improve parking provision in North Berwick.

Fly a flag for the Commonwealth 2015

Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day

Published: Monday 9th March 2015

Children from schools around East Lothian help the Lord Lieutenant and Provost of East Lothian raise the Commonwealth flag above Haddington Townhouse for Commonwealth Day.

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Upcoming roadworks

Published: Friday 6th March 2015

Details of upcoming roadworks

Disc Golf - Dunbar

Disc Golf tournament comes to Dunbar!

Published: Friday 6th March 2015

Over 70 disc golfers from around the world descend on East Lothian as the biggest game of the season kicks off.

Pinkie St Peters

'Hero' pupil praised at special school assembly

Published: Friday 6th March 2015

P7 pupil surprised with award at schools assembly

European Senior Tour

Scottish Senior Open moves to Archerfield Links

Published: Friday 6th March 2015

The Scottish Senior Open will be played at Archerfield Links Golf Club for the first time.

Vote SYP Elections 2015

Young Scots of East Lothian campaign for votes

Published: Thursday 5th March 2015

Young people across East Lothian are campaigning for votes to become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs), as the voting officially opens for the 2015 SYP Elections.

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Road closures - March

Published: Thursday 26th February 2015

There will be road closures this March for two, five day, periods in the Port Seton/Cockenzie area.

Cockenzie Power Station

Council asks for clarity over Cockenzie

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Clarification required over future of former power station site

Bowling

Bowler receives lifetime achievement award

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Council Depute Provost presents Alex Marshall MBE with award

Garden veg

Calling local allotment gardeners!

Published: Wednesday 18th February 2015

New photography project focuses on local allotments.

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CAPS launches consultation on crisis care in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015

CAPS Advocacy Service is carrying out an independent consultation on crisis services for people with mental-health issues

Musselburgh Grammar School

Public Meeting - Lewisvale Park

Published: Friday 13th February 2015

Public meeting at Musselburgh Grammar School to discuss the proposed new children's home at Lewisvale, Musselburgh.

Shop Local prize draw 2014

Shopping local reaps rewards!

Published: Thursday 12th February 2015

Joint winners for first prize in the 2014 Shop Local competition!

Be Online

Be Online this Spring

Published: Tuesday 10th February 2015

Events to help you get online this Spring

Local Government Benchmarking Framework

Local Government benchmarking report 2013/14 published

Published: Friday 6th February 2015

The third annual report for the Scottish Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) for 2013/14 has just been published.

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Broadband in rural East Lothian

Published: Friday 6th February 2015

Do you live or run a business in a rural part of East Lothian? Are you concerned about your current and future broadband coverage?

John Gray Centre

What's On this February at the John Gray Centre!

Published: Thursday 5th February 2015

February is going to be a very busy month at the John Gray Centre, with events for adults and children alike!

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Foster East Lothian

Published: Monday 2nd February 2015

We are actively recruiting for new foster carers now!

Penguins and Dragons

Debi Gliori and Gavin Francis take a trip to Antarctica

Published: Thursday 29th January 2015

Join Debi Gliori and Gavin Francis for this unique family event at Haddington Library on 7th February for National Libraries Day.

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Be aware of scam callers

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015

Rural businesses may be targeted by bogus callers

Help is at hand ...

Help is at hand ...

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015

Make sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to

Law

ASBO prevents man from entering Musselburgh street

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015

ASBO obtained following series of complaints about behaviour in Musselburgh street

Libraries Day

National Libraries Day 2015

Published: Monday 26th January 2015

National Libraries Day returns in 2015 on Saturday 7th February, with events taking place all week starting on 2nd February in libraries across East Lothian.

Lloyds TSB

Local charities invited to come and talk funding

Published: Monday 26th January 2015

Charities working in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians are invited to come and have a face to face chat about funding opportunities with Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

EL Partnership

Discover more about Area Partnerships

Published: Friday 23rd January 2015

Find out more about current Area Partnerships projects

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Road closure

Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015

Road closure between Ballencrief and Aberlady.

Simon Calder

Book your place at this year's tourism conference

Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015

Featuring high profile speakers and with a focus on 2015’s Year of Food and Drink in Scotland, East Lothian Council’s 7th annual Tourism Conference looks set to be another big success.

Cockenzie Power Station

Council responds to petitions committee

Published: Tuesday 20th January 2015

East Lothian Council has submitted its response to the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee on petition PE01537 (Proposed Energy Park at Cockenzie).

Councillor Norman Hampshire with tenants Mr and Mrs Purves

'It's got everything we want!'

Published: Tuesday 20th January 2015

New council housing opens at Victoria Park, Haddington

Children playing at nursery

Your views are wanted

Published: Monday 19th January 2015

Early learning and childcare consultation

Cllrs Hampshire and Akhtar at turf-cutting ceremony for Windygoul Primary extension

Turf cut for new Windygoul Primary extension

Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015

Work begins on site

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie Working Group meets

Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015

Cross party Member/officer working group meeting update

Dunbar speed limit

Views sought on 20mph speed limit in Dunbar

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015

The 20mph speed limit trial in Dunbar, south of the East Coast Mainline Railway line, has been in place for a year now and we are looking for the views of the public.

Doon Hill

Where are your Special Landscape Areas in East Lothian?

Published: Friday 9th January 2015

East Lothian Council is looking for suggestions of natural places of significance and/or beauty to help designate Special Landscape Areas.

Met Office

Met Office issue amber warning of wind

Published: Thursday 8th January 2015

East Lothian residents are urged to check weather updates before they travel and to ensure that any items in their gardens or businesses which could come loose and cause damage are battened down.

Law

ASBO prohibits Tranent man from entering local council office

Published: Tuesday 6th January 2015

Continued abuse towards council staff leads to man receiving ASBO

Join us at the Good Memories Cafe at the John Gray Centre

Good memories are on the way!

Published: Monday 5th January 2015

John Gray Centre opens new monthly cafe for people with dementia and their carers

Haddington Sheriff Court

Musselburgh woman (43) receives ASBO

Published: Monday 5th January 2015

An Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against Tracey Morrison (43) of New Street, Musselburgh following an application to the court by East Lothian Council.

Saltire fetival winners

The results are in!

Published: Wednesday 24th December 2014

Winners of the 2014 Saltire Festival competitions and races revealed.

Euan Burton unveils gold bike stand at Pencaitland Primary school with Cllr Shamin Akhtar.

Euan Burton unveils Glasgow 2014 Legacy gold bike stand

Published: Monday 22nd December 2014

East Lothian has received nine commemorative cycle stands to mark the success of our athletes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

East Lothian Council house

A Place of Great Importance

Published: Thursday 18th December 2014

New artwork proposals for Steading View, Tranent

FLowers in a field

East Lothian Biodiversity Annual Report published

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014

Details of current and future biodiversity projects across East Lothian

Free school meals from P1-3s from 6 Jan 2015

Free school meals for children in Primary 1, 2 and 3

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014

New rules come into force on 6 January 2015

Haddington Sheriff Court

Dunbar woman receives ASBO

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014

ASBO prohibits Dunbar resident from playing excessively loud music

Yellow tick performance logo

Increase in youth employment opportunities

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014

Council boost for youth employment

Don't forget to pay your rent this Xmas

Make paying your Council rent a priority over the festive period

Published: Tuesday 16th December 2014

Dealing with debt at Christmas

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Same sex marriage Act comes into effect

Published: Tuesday 16th December 2014

Today (16th December 2014) the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 relating to same sex marriage - announced by the Scottish Government on Monday 13th October 2014 - comes into effect.

Photo - Scottish pound notes

New funding agreement agreed for Area Partnerships

Published: Tuesday 16th December 2014

Funding for Area Partnerships agreed at full Council meeting

Cockenzie Power Station

Environmental assessment details outlined for Cockenzie site

Published: Monday 15th December 2014

A document which sets out what should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the potential Marine Energy Park on the former Cockenzie Power Station site has been issued.

Waste and recycling in the snow

Seasonal waste and recycling arrangements 2014/15

Published: Thursday 11th December 2014

Details for waste and recycling arrangements over the festive period.

Community Partner Award 2014 - Knox Academy Employability Skills Programme

Double winners for the Viridor-sponsored Community Partner Award

Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014

This year’s Star Award for Community Partner, sponsored by Viridor, was split into two: an individual and a team award.

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.

Gritter at salt barn

Remember to leave enough space for gritters this winter

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014

Please be considerate when parking your car this winter.

Haddington Sheriff Court

ASBO granted against woman (48) from Haddington

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014

An Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against Alison Freeman (48) of Hardgate, Haddington following an application to the court by East Lothian Council.

Services to our Community Award 2014 - Road Services  20mph and Safe Schools

Road Services pick up Star Award for Services to our Communities

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014

East Lothian Council’s Road Services department picked up the Prentice Coaches-sponsored ‘Services to our Communities’ award at the Star Awards.

Treasure - Peter Potter and John Gray Centre Christmas Exhibition

Arts & crafts showcase expands

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014

East Lothian Council Arts Service is collaborating with Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington by extending their annual Christmas exhibition into the Gallery at John Gray Centre.

Provost Award 2014

EDF-sponsored Provost’s Award for Young Council Worker of the Year goes to apprentices Alex and Scott

Published: Monday 8th December 2014

At East Lothian Council’s 7th annual Star Awards Ceremony, David Lees from EDF’s Torness Power Station presented Alex Valenzuela and Scott Wylie jointly with their Provost’s Awards.

Star Awards Council Worker of the Year 2014 Scott Hood

Council employees shine at the Star Awards

Published: Friday 5th December 2014

Winners of the prestigious East Lothian Council Star Awards were announced at a fantastic event held at The Brunton, Musselburgh last night.

Scotland's Big Nature Festival

Big Nature Festival comes to East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 3rd December 2014

New venue announced for Scotland’s Big Nature Festival 2015 - thousands expected to attend wildlife weekend.

ELC's 60th graduate Shirley Mackie with Adrian Hynds and Cllr Jim Goodfellow

Shirley is our 60th CSQP graduate

Published: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Celebrating customer service excellence

Care Inspectorate logo

Inspectors say Olivebank is excellent

Published: Monday 1st December 2014

Glowing report for Musselburgh Children and Families Centre

Dunbar speed limit

20mph speed limits to be introduced to improve road safety

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

20mph speed limit to be introduced to improve road safety at Cockenzie, North Berwick and Tranent.

Roadworks sign

Musselburgh Town Centre Improvement Works

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

Works in Musselburgh Town Centre should be substantially completed by 7th December, with overnight works due to restart on Monday 1st December for three nights.

Haddington Sheriff Court

Man evicted from Musselburgh flat

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

A man has been evicted from a Musselburgh following continuous antisocial behaviour.

Main Issues Report

Prestonpans discusses area plans

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014

Prestonpans Main Issues Report consultation event

The Saltire 2012

Saltire Festival now on!

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014

The Saltire Festival is now on (24-30 November) and the county is home to some fantastic events this weekend!

Drink driver

Don’t risk it this Christmas

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014

Drivers reminded of new lower drink drive limit

'Site of Action' at Musselburgh LIbrary

Musselburgh Library is a Site of Action

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014

Library artwork unveiled as part of Book Week Scotland 2014

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington resident (41) receives ASBO

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014

An interim Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against Wendy Shaw (41) of Riverside Drive, Haddington following an application to the court by East Lothian Council.

Spokes - The Lothian Cycling Campaign

Cycling developments in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014

Councillor Dave Berry represented East Lothian Council at the Spokes autumn public meeting, outlining various cycling developments in East Lothian.

Help and support

Autism strategy out for consultation

Published: Friday 21st November 2014

East Lothian Partnership launches its autism strategy for consultation

Graphic - Blackboard with the word 'Budget'

You pay....have your say

Published: Friday 21st November 2014

East Lothian Council has launched its Spending Choices budget consultation

Roadworks sign

Update: Musselburgh roadworks

Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014

The overnight resurfacing roadworks of Musselburgh High Street between the Kilwinning junction and Pinkie pillars, including part of Newbigging, will stop tonight and continue at a later date.

ScotRail train

New railway station at East Linton is on track

Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014

A new train station for East Linton is a step closer after services for the stop were written into the next ScotRail franchise.

Brunton Theatre

Planning for Musselburgh's future

Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014

Musselburgh Main Issues Report consultation event.

Benefits and arrears

Rent consultation

Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014

Council asks tenants if they would be willing to pay more than a 4.3% increase

Members of East Lothian Community Rail Partnership

East Lothian Community Rail Partnership launches

Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014

The new East Lothian Community Rail Partnership (ELCRP) was officially launched today (18th November 2014) at a meeting held at Queen Margaret University.

Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year: L to r Comedian Des Clarke, Chester Smith, Managing Director of the Kerr & Smith Group who presented the award to Ian Dalgleish, East Lothian Council’s Transport Services Manager, with TV presenter Mary Rhodes

East Lothian excels at Transport News awards

Published: Monday 17th November 2014

East Lothian Council has been awarded the prestigious Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year award at this year’s Transport News Scottish Rewards ceremony, sponsored by Iveco.

Living East Lothian

Living newspaper Spring 2016

Published: Monday 17th November 2014

The Spring edition of the Council newspaper Living is out now.

Roadworks sign

Road resurfacing works planned for Musselburgh

Published: Friday 14th November 2014

Overnight roadworks are planned for Musselburgh, 17th-22nd November.

back to school

Council urges teachers to go back to school!

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014

Join our supply-teaching team today

East Lothian Works

Deadline approaching for employment help

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014

Employers have until the end of the year to take advantage of the Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) to create new job opportunities for 16-29 year olds.

Main Issues Report

Planning the future of East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 12th November 2014

Main Issue Report consultation launched

Photo - Saltire

Saltire Spectacular cancelled

Published: Wednesday 12th November 2014

The Saltire Spectacular has been cancelled but the rest of the festival will go ahead as normal.

Graphic - Internet marketing

Bringing broadband to East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 12th November 2014

A strategy to ensure that East Lothian gets the best broadband connections possible was approved at a meeting of East Lothian Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 11th November.

Museum and Archives sign

Archive and Local History Centre Consultation

Published: Tuesday 11th November 2014

Your views are needed to help the Council decide on changes to the opening hours at the Archive and Local History Centre at the John Gray Centre.

Food and Drink Award winners

East Lothian Food & Drink winners announced

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014

The East Lothian Food and Drink Awards dinner at the Brunton on Tuesday 4 November attracted a great turnout from the industry.

Kyle Dickson with Mohamad Aslam

Making a difference for Wallyford's young people

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014

Local businessman's generosity results in positive outcomes

East Lothian open wifi map

Connected in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014

East Lothian Council is in the process of developing a WiFi map as a part of the Digital Inclusion Strategy which aims to get more people online in East Lothian.

How Good is Your Council?

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014

You can find out how East Lothian Council is doing with the publication of the Annual Performance Report for 2013/14.

Democracy in action - children at Loretto RC Primary helped to select their new headteacher

Pupil voice contributes to headteacher choice at Loretto RC Primary

Published: Monday 3rd November 2014

Loretto Primary School pupils play active role in interviewing their new Headteacher

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Fireworks display

Published: Thursday 30th October 2014

Annual fireworks display at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh

Temporary traffic lights

Temporary traffic signals in Haddington

Published: Thursday 30th October 2014

There will be temporary traffic signals between Oaktree and Gateside for six weeks, commencing Monday 3rd November 2014.

Trick or treaters - Please do not disturb

'Do not disturb' signs have been produced for Halloween

Published: Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police Scotland have produced two posters, one welcoming trick or treaters and the other asking not to be disturbed which can be displayed on Halloween.

Main Issues Report

Consulting on East Lothian's future

Published: Wednesday 29th October 2014

East Lothian Councillors have approved the Main Issues Report (MIR) for consultation.

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Brunton!

Jack and the Beanstalk comes to The Brunton

Published: Wednesday 29th October 2014

Fee-fi-fo-fum! Jack and the Beanstalk is this year's pantomine at The Brunton theatre, running from Tuesday 25 November 2014 until Saturday 3 January 2015. Get your tickets now!

Futures Fair

The Futures Fair is back!

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Free information event for young people with additional support needs on 6 November at the Brunton, Musselburgh

Small girl with colourful balloons

Every child deserves a family

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Drop-in sessions for National Adoption Week 3-9 November 2014

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Time to celebrate – East and Midlothian Councils celebrate the achievements of their child-carers

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Over 100 childcare workers get their awards

Hogmanay Scotland

Hogmanay in the 'Honest Toun' 2014!

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

The Brunton is the place to be for Family Hogmanay.

Care-leaver campaign

Time to Shine!

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Customer services get behind care-leaver campaign

First East Lothian Council Landlord’s Report launched

First East Lothian Council Landlord’s Report launched

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

How we perform as a landlord

Scotland's environment - Our Environment Competiton

Our Environment Competition

Published: Friday 24th October 2014

Scotland’s Environment Website and SEPA are running the 'Our Environment Competition' for young people in Scotland, aimed at engaging them in issues relating to the environment.

Ready for winter?

It’s time to get ready for winter

Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Scottish Government and British Red Cross’s ‘Ready for Winter?’ campaign kicks off this week, with the message being not to become complacent after the past two years mild winters.

Fraud word cloud

More than £100,000 returned during scam mail campaign

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

More than 6,000 people across the UK have had money returned to them as a result of a new crackdown on prize draw mail scams.

East Lothian Council logo

Main Issues Report (MIR)

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Council asked to approve the Main Issues Report (MIR) for public consultation

The Railway Man

Film Edinburgh showcases East Lothian on screen

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Film Edinburgh has created a new movie map to highlight East Lothian's top 15 film locations.

New local lettings plan for Prestonpans High Street

Prestonpans High Street Local Lettings Plan

Published: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cabinet gives green light

Young woman sitting next to elderly woman

Care agencies across East Lothian are recruiting for carers now

Published: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Find out more at the East Lothian Care Fairs 2014

Met Office

Hurricane Gonzalo – Weather update

Published: Monday 20th October 2014

Periods of wind and rain are expected due to the remnants of Hurrican Gonzalo reaching the United Kingdom.

Doug Allan

Doug Allan comes to The Brunton for Book Week

Published: Monday 20th October 2014

Legendary wildlife cameraman Doug Allan will be talking about his debut book, Freeze Frame – A Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on the Ice, on 24th November at the Brunton Theatre.

Road Closed sign

Upcoming road closures around Victoria Park

Published: Friday 17th October 2014

Road closures around Victoria Park for essential work.

The Scottish Good Egg Car Guide to In-car Safety

Scottish Good Egg Guide to In-Car Child Safety

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014

Parents and parents-to-be are urged to read the Scottish Good Egg Guide to In-Car Child Safety on the laws and best practice on choosing and using their first baby car seat.

Young Scot

Smarter travel for East Lothian Schools

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014

Smart ticketing scheme for pupils travelling by bus between secondary schools.

110 bus service

Positive changes to 110 and 123 bus services

Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Timetable changes to the 110 and 123 bus services.

Deryn Dryden working behind the camera in the Sanctions video, in which he also starred

East Lothian launches its latest new benefits mini-soaps online

Published: Monday 13th October 2014

Supporting people worried about changes to their benefits

Terry Murphy is a keen proponet of Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety could improve child protection in Scotland

Published: Monday 13th October 2014

Terry Murphy, former Director-General Department of the Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS) in Western Australia, talks about how SOS has transformed child protection in Australia

Angela Leitch and Sharon Saunders with some prospective Champions

Time to shine ...

Published: Thursday 9th October 2014

What can you do to support looked-after children?

painting

Sketching in Amisfield Walled Gardens

Published: Wednesday 8th October 2014

Take part in this short four week course with Michael Mulready.

Safer Scotland

Take care on rural roads this October

Published: Tuesday 7th October 2014

East Lothian Council is supporting the latest Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland campaign which urges drivers to take extra care driving on country roads.

Saltire

Saltire 2014 programme launched

Published: Monday 6th October 2014

The council's Saltire Festival will return for its 5th year (24-30 November) and will feature some brand new events and some action-packed activities!

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University

Published: Monday 6th October 2014

Interested in finding out what QMU can offer the local community?

Find out more about being a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Would you like to be a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament?

Published: Monday 6th October 2014

Registration open now

House key icon

Council starts work on £1.5m home insulation scheme

Published: Friday 3rd October 2014

Energy efficiency work starts on some homes in Musselburgh and Macmerry

John Muir House

Council annual public performance report 2013/14

Published: Friday 3rd October 2014

Council's performance on track for delivering 5-year council plan

JRSOs 2014

East Lothian’s Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) ready to pass on the message

Published: Friday 3rd October 2014

On Friday 3rd October a new batch of Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) from East Lothian primary schools had their induction at Port Seton Community Centre.

Luminate logo

Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival

Published: Tuesday 30th September 2014

This October, East Lothian Council and the John Gray Centre are taking part in Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival.

Haddington

Haddington town centre gets connected

Published: Monday 29th September 2014

Residents and visitors to Haddington town centre are now able to connect to O2 wireless internet, free of charge.

Golf ball on grass

East Lothian at Ryder Cup Fanzone

Published: Friday 26th September 2014

Fantastic golfing opportunities in East Lothian are being promoted to Ryder Cup fans.

Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles

Queen Margaret University students benefit from first ever Ryder Cup Bursary Scheme

Published: Friday 26th September 2014

Five students from Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh, East Lothian, are amongst the first in the world to receive financial support linked to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland.

New licence requirements for window cleaners and second hand traders

Published: Thursday 25th September 2014

Local second hand traders and window cleaners require new licences

Celebrating Sport

Shortlisted nominees announced for Celebrating Sport awards

Published: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Celebrating Sport Awards will take place on Friday 3 october and shortlisted nominees announced

girfec logo: getting it right for every child.

New child protection approach is having positive impact in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 24th September 2014

East Lothian pioneers Signs of Safety in Scotland

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More people reporting adult protection issues

Published: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Rising awareness will improve safety of vulnerable people

Social Work Complaints report

Significant fall in complaints about social work in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 24th September 2014

'Testament to skill and care of our staff,' says Councillor Grant

Walking football

'Life after work' Community event

Published: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Information event in Tranent to share range of activities available for over-50s

Scotland referendum map

East Lothian Votes ‘No’

Published: Friday 19th September 2014

The turnout of voters in the Scottish Independence Referendum in East Lothian was 87%, casting a total of 71,798 votes. Just over 61% voted ‘no’.

Scottish Seabird Centre

Turning the tide on litter

Published: Wednesday 17th September 2014

Join the Seabird Centre, North Berwick in Bloom and East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service and help turn the tide on litter with a community beach clean at North Berwick’s East Beach.

Volunteers at the Dirleton Dig 2014

Digging up old history at Dirleton Green

Published: Wednesday 17th September 2014

The 'Dirleton Dig' East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight event attracted around 400 visitors and 65 volunteer excavators between 8th and 17th September.

Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel

Murder Mystery at East Lothian Libraries

Published: Tuesday 16th September 2014

Popular author Ann Cleeves has created a Shetland themed murder mystery as part of a celebration of libraries up and down the country.

John Muir with cane. Photo by Francis M. Fritz, 1907

Nature’s beloved son: rediscovering John Muir’s botanical legacy

Published: Wednesday 10th September 2014

Botanical exhibition has been a major draw for visitors this summer

Flowers in bloom in cart at North Berwick

East Lothian towns awarded at Beautiful Scotland Awards

Published: Tuesday 9th September 2014

East Lothian had winners across the county in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland Awards.

QMU academies induction group.

90 East Lothian school pupils sign up for pioneering academies project

Published: Monday 8th September 2014

School pupils, including 90 from East Lothian, will begin a programme of learning which will help prepare them for employment in some of Scotland’s most important growth industries.

Two painters smiling. Text reads: Help prevent suicide, Ask about the warning signs and help save lives. Find out more at www.chooselife.net/ask

Suicide Prevention Week 2014

Published: Monday 8th September 2014

This week, 8th - 12th September, is Suicide Prevention Week.

Two senior school pupils with Councillor Shamin Akhtar and a Police officer

2MORO’s Drivers learn about road safety

Published: Thursday 4th September 2014

Over the last week around 1200 pupils from East Lothian and Midlothian attended the annual 2MORO’s Driver road safety event at the Brunton Theatre.

Dunbar school girl holds large certificate in front of Dunbar Primary School

Dunbar school girl wins UK-wide design prize

Published: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Katie Donovan from Dunbar has won a UK-wide design competition which encourages more children to walk to school.

Walk to School Week logo

East Lothian pupils get active to get to school!

Published: Monday 1st September 2014

East Lothian pupils and parents have been praised for their efforts to leave the car at home and opt for greener and healthier ways to travel to school.

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie Power Station site

Published: Tuesday 26th August 2014

East Lothian Council considers the emerging opportunities offered by proposed redevelopment

Sean Duffy, ScotRail’s Commercial Director, and Michael Veitch, Council transport spokesperson, holding giant ceremonial ticket

Working together to maintain and enhance rail services

Published: Wednesday 20th August 2014

East Lothian Council and train operator ScotRail have signed a concordat to work together to maintain and enhance rail services in the region.

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Scottish Half Marathon

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

New race to be run in East Lothian on Saturday 6 September

North Berwick Law Race 2014

Another record breaking turnout for the North Berwick Law Race

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

After a wet and windy day, the sun came out at the Harbour to welcome a record 291 runners to the 2014 North Berwick Law Race on Wednesday 6th August.

Fraud word cloud

Euromillions FIFA World Cup Online Lottery scam

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

Warning issued by Trading Standards of Euromillions FIFA World cup lottery scam

ScotRail train

Making tracks in East Lothian

Published: Monday 11th August 2014

Travel to and from Edinburgh by train from North Berwick or Dunbar?

Photo - Pencils

School students' exam work recognised

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services praises students' efforts

Information logo

Council's improved FOI process recognised

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Council's approach to FOI highlighted as example of good practice

Energy saving trust logo

Take control of your home energy

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Tips to help householders save energy and money in their homes

Benefits and arrears

Local accommodation providers warned about scam

Published: Thursday 7th August 2014

Local businesses alerted to financial scam

Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

Archaeology and local history fortnight

Published: Tuesday 5th August 2014

Programme of events across the county celebrating its rich heritage

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World War One - Drumhead Service

Published: Wednesday 30th July 2014

Local residents invited to attend World War I Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle

Child Safety

Free child car seat checking events with Good Egg Safety

Published: Wednesday 30th July 2014

Free car seat safety checks

athletes

Twinning link supporting keen runners

Published: Tuesday 29th July 2014

Runners from Pardubice will compete in half marathon

Tennis rackets and balls

East Lothian Open Tennis Tournament 2014 breaks records

Published: Tuesday 29th July 2014

More than 500 players took part in this year's event

Puffling

It's puffling time!

Published: Friday 25th July 2014

If you're in North Berwick - look out for young puffins.

Athletes

Commonwealth athletes visit Athelstaneford Primary

Published: Thursday 24th July 2014

Athletes from Saint Kitts and Nevis inspired local youngsters

Councillor Norman Hamshire, David Small, Gill Henry, Monica Patterson

Work starts on site for new council homes at Kellie Road, Dunbar

Published: Thursday 24th July 2014

Councillor Hampshire cuts the turf

ScotRail train

New East Lothian Community Rail Partnership

Published: Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Residents and visitors encouraged to provide their views on train services

John Muir birthplace

John Muir Birthplace shortlisted for Green Tourism award

Published: Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dunbar visitor attraction shortlisted in Green Tourism awards

Roadworks sign

Improvement works to Musselburgh High Street

Published: Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Works to begin in early August

Councillor Tim Day with some of the Samoan Team

Don't forget our 'Second Teams' at the Commwealth Games

Published: Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cheer for Guernsey, Rwanda and Samoa too!

Rena Gertz at the WWI exhibit at John Gray Centre, Haddington

Mod winner performs at WW1 event

Published: Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Rena Gertz heads to Benbecula to record programme for BBC Radio nan Gael

John Muir statue, Dunbar

East Lothian Council partners with West and Midlothian to secure VisitScotland funding

Published: Monday 21st July 2014

We hope visitors will come back again and again!

Children at Scotland's National Airshow

Scotland's National Airshow - 26 July 2014

Published: Thursday 17th July 2014

A spectacular day out for all the family!

Bass Rock from Tantallon Castle

A novel cruise around the Bass Rock!

Published: Thursday 17th July 2014

Award-winning novelist James Robertson on 'The Fanatic' and the Rock

Announcing Scottish Open coming to Gullane 2015

Gullane to host next Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Published: Monday 14th July 2014

Championship comes to East Lothian in 2015

Haddington Sheriff Court

Interim ASBO for bad neighbour

Published: Monday 14th July 2014

Council committed to dealing with anti-social behaviour quickly and firmly

Rwandan dancer at Civic Reception

East Lothian welcomes Rwandan athletes

Published: Monday 14th July 2014

Rwanda designated one of East Lothian's 'Second Teams'

Tyne Esk LEADER

Tyne-Esk LEADER Programme

Published: Monday 14th July 2014

The 2014-2020 Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) provides an opportunity to secure new EU assisted investment over the next 5 years.

Wealth

Wealth of reading in local libraries

Published: Friday 11th July 2014

A celebration of reading and Commonwealth authors

Awards

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award winners

Published: Wednesday 9th July 2014

Local youngsters receive award at Palace of Holyroodhouse

Beam engine at Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum open for visitors

Published: Monday 7th July 2014

Events and exhibitions to enjoy over the summer.

Sculpture

New faces unveiled at Fisherrow promenade

Published: Thursday 3rd July 2014

Stone sculptures of fishermen arrive at Fisherrow

Jodie Lavin and children from Whitecraig Primary

Jodie Lavin talks about her QBR experience

Published: Thursday 3rd July 2014

Batonbearer talks to pupils from Whitecraig Primary

Shano Robison, with Stuart Harris, Councillor Shamin Akhtar and pupil from Sanderson's Wynd

Cabinet Minister Shona Robison visits Sanderson's Wynd Primary

Published: Thursday 3rd July 2014

£50 million investment across all 32 local authorities from 2015-19

historic Haddington

The Closes of Haddington

Published: Thursday 3rd July 2014

A new walking tour guide published

NBGin

East Lothian gin scoops silver medal

Published: Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Local producers win national award

Photo - John Gray Centre

Upcoming events at the John Gray Centre

Published: Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Events, activities and exhibitions at the John Gray Centre during July.

Solar panels

Find out if solar panels are right for your home

Published: Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Clear, free, impartial advice from Home Energy Scotland

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

SDS coffee mornings - children with disabilities

Self-Directed Support drop in sessions on 7 July

Published: Monday 30th June 2014

Find out how SDS can help you to live life the way you want to

Children playing at nursery

Do you know about 600 hours?

Published: Thursday 26th June 2014

Important information for parents of pre-school children

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Zumba Gold comes to Haddington!

Published: Thursday 26th June 2014

New class for Haddington residents

New Tranent care facility opens in September 2014

New council care home for Tranent

Published: Thursday 26th June 2014

60-bed unit to open in September

street recycling

Waste strategy changes approved

Published: Wednesday 25th June 2014

Changes to waste collection and recycling from April 2015

sevice personnel

East Lothian marks Armed Forces Day

Published: Monday 23rd June 2014

Former and current serving personnel mark Armed Forces Day

Relay video

QBR video

Published: Monday 23rd June 2014

See the relay as it travelled through East Lothian

Nature's Beloved Son

Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy

Published: Tuesday 17th June 2014

A major new exhibition opens in Dunbar on Saturday 28th June 2014 and will take over both the John Muir’s Birthplace and the Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, on the town’s High Street.

Dubar Primary comes out top in Scotland for Walk to School Week

Dunbar Primary School Tops Walk to School Week Table in Scotland

Published: Monday 16th June 2014

Pupils, parents and staff at Dunbar Primary step up to the WTSW challenge

Clouncillor Tam Day launches Tesco Summer Reading Challemnge with pupils from Campie Primary

Lose yourself in the Mythical Maze

Published: Monday 16th June 2014

Take part in this year’s East Lothian Libraries/Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge

Pencaitland Primary launches Pirate Families (Sheila Averbuch and Lindsey Barley)

Pencaitland Primary make their first foray into writing children’s fiction

Published: Monday 16th June 2014

Could Pirate Families be a summer best-seller?

The team

Partnership in action

Published: Tuesday 10th June 2014

QMU students give East Lothian home improvement network a makeover

Coaching

Could you coach for us?

Published: Tuesday 10th June 2014

East Lothian Works calls on businesses and voluntary organisations to help young people

Kira, Cora and Julie

East Lothian Works' newest graduates

Published: Tuesday 10th June 2014

Congratulations to Kira, Cora and Julie on their childcare certificates

SDS coffee mornings - children with disabilities

Self-directed support - putting people at the heart

Published: Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Why not come along to one of our drop-in 'Planning your support' sessions next Monday?

PL pipes and drums crowned best of British after stunning performance

Preston Lodge are UK champions

Published: Monday 2nd June 2014

PL pipes and drums crowned best of British after stunning performance

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Queen's Baton relay route through East Lothian confirmed

Published: Friday 30th May 2014

Details of route and times the baton will take around the county.

Photo - John Gray Centre

Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight

Published: Friday 30th May 2014

A national initiative promoted by the RNIB aimed to bring together libraries and blind and partially sighted people to improve access to books and information.

Prestongrange

Jacobites return to Prestonpans!

Published: Friday 30th May 2014

Family weekend of historical themed events at Prestongrange Museum

ELC fostercarers Graham Allan and Aine Witts with Jim Anderson at East Coast FM

FOSTER EAST LOTHIAN!

Published: Wednesday 28th May 2014

East Lothian Council fostercarers Aine and Graham on East Coast FM

East Lothian Council libraries are now offering an NHS hearing aid battery replacement service

New batteries for old

Published: Wednesday 28th May 2014

East Lothian Council libraries are now offering an NHS hearing aid battery replacement service

Haddington High Street

'Shop Doctor' scheme open for business

Published: Wednesday 28th May 2014

East Lothian Council is delivering an initiative to support local retailers revitalise their businesses.

countryside

Dirleton BioBlitz and Garden Party

Published: Friday 23rd May 2014

Weekend of wildlife activities in Dirleton 31st May - 1st June.

Green bowls

Ormiston bowling club future secured

Published: Wednesday 21st May 2014

East Lothian Council has agreed to purchase Ormiston Bowling Club from its private owner to secure the future of the sport locally.

East Linton

Reston and East Linton stations on track with Rail Station Fund bid

Published: Tuesday 20th May 2014

Joint bid for new rail stations at East Linton and Reston

Repic community prizepot

Community groups could win new electrical equipment

Published: Tuesday 20th May 2014

Local groups across East Lothian could win new electrical goods as part of a national recycling initiative

Mrs Janette Brunton, Tom Shearer, Cllr Norman Hampshire, Susan Brown

Care Inspectorate rates East Lothian Council’s Sheltered Housing Service as ‘very good’

Published: Monday 19th May 2014

Glowing report from tenants and inspection team!

ScotRail train

Changes for National Entitlement Card holders in East Lothian

Published: Friday 16th May 2014

Changes to Concessionary Rail Travel scheme

Haddington Sheriff Court

Tenant evicted following drug investigation

Published: Friday 16th May 2014

Council evicts Prestonpans tenant following drug investigation

poppy field

Our War: East Lothian 1914-1918

Published: Friday 16th May 2014

New exhibition opens at the John Gray Centre, Haddington

Barbara Mitchelhill with Lennox and the Lennox Award

Barbara Mitchelhill scoops the Lennox Award

Published: Thursday 15th May 2014

East Lothian children choose their top children's author

Royal company of Archers

Musselburgh Silver Arrow 2014

Published: Wednesday 14th May 2014

Historic family first at this year's shoot!

Photo Musselburgh

Council welcomes Musselburgh Learning Community inspection report

Published: Tuesday 13th May 2014

Education Scotland issue Inspection Report on Musselburgh Learning Community

WOW

Are you walking to school this week?

Published: Monday 12th May 2014

Help us make Walk To School Week May 2014 the best ever

Haddington Sheriff Court

Macmerry resident banned from local villages

Published: Friday 9th May 2014

ASBO bans man from entering some East Lothian villages

North Berwick

Chatty streets are happy streets!

Published: Wednesday 7th May 2014

Youngsters enjoy community Bookbug event in North Berwick library

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Monday 5th May 2014

Road closures and parking restrictions on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014.

Electricity Pylon

Power cut in Tranent

Published: Thursday 1st May 2014

We have been informed by Scottish Power that a transformer has been switched off at Loch Road / Ormiston Road in Tranent this morning after smoke was seen.

Life raft

Pupils gearing up for life at sea

Published: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Ropes and knots, navigation and sea survival are just some of the subjects covered by East Lothian pupils who took part in a South of Scotland Sea Fish Training Association (SOSSTA) course.

Prentice Coaches awarded route 100

East Lothian Council awards 110 New Winton-Elphinstone-Tranent-Prestonpans route

Published: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Prentice Coaches submit successful tender

New bus chater launched

New Bus Passenger Charter launched

Published: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Council marks partnership with five local bus operators and RELBUS

Stoneyhill Primary

School and University jointly celebrate John Muir

Published: Thursday 24th April 2014

Stoneyhill primary and QMU, Musselburgh mark John Muir Festival with drama

John Muir House

Council to oppose boundary commission proposals

Published: Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Council rejects proposals to reduce number of councillors

Partnership Funding

Partnership Funding of £1.275 million approved by East Lothian Council

Published: Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Good news for local groups and communities!

First Minister Dunbar

First Minister officially opens extended John Muir Way

Published: Tuesday 22nd April 2014

New long distance coastal route opened

Award ceremony

Learners' efforts praised

Published: Tuesday 15th April 2014

Forth One presenter Arlene Stuart was special guest at an event at the Pennypit in Prestonpans, which honoured a group of East Lothian learners.

Wild Places, John Muir Film Festival

Wild Places: John Muir Film Festival

Published: Tuesday 15th April 2014

Wild Places opens at The Brunton on Thursday 17 April.

East Lothian Council’s Private Landlord Service won ‘Best  Services – Local Authorities and Not for Profit Organisations 2013/14'

East Lothian Council’s Private Landlord Registration Service wins major UK award

Published: Monday 14th April 2014

First-class service to private landlords, has made big improvements for private renters too

John Muir Way

Get on your bike and make history!

Published: Monday 14th April 2014

It’s not too late to sign up to walk or cycle your way into the history books!

Road Closed sign

Temporary road closures and Parking restrictions

Published: Monday 14th April 2014

Road closures and parking restrictions during the John Muir festival on Monday 21 April 2014.

Junior golfer

East Lothian to welcome future golfing greats

Published: Thursday 10th April 2014

The players of tomorrow are set to descend on East Lothian to battle it out for Europe’s most prestigious junior golf title.

Childrens abacus

Strong joint working continues to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 10th April 2014

East Lothian Partnership on children's services inspection

Self-Directed Support

Putting people at the heart - Self-Directed Support

Published: Wednesday 9th April 2014

Come along to one of our drop-in events on Monday to find out if Self-Directed Support could be for you

East Lothian has been eaten!

Published: Tuesday 8th April 2014

Diners have been eating their way around East Lothian’s restaurants and cafes – and reaping the rewards!

NB 3G pitch

New 3G pitches officially opened

Published: Friday 4th April 2014

Latest 3G pitches enjoyed by clubs and players

GLASGOW 2014 still looking for people to join their cast

Published: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Glasgow 2014 Opening and Closing ceremonies

Ormiston Park

Published: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Update

SDS coffee mornings - children with disabilities

Want to find out more about SDS?

Published: Thursday 27th March 2014

Come to one of our coffee mornings for parents and carers of children with additional support needs

East Lothian Schools Debating Competition

Should Scotland Be Independent?

Published: Thursday 27th March 2014

East Lothian Secondary Schools Debating Competition - Friday 28th March 2014

Earth Hour

Council supporting Earth Hour 2014

Published: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Lights will be switched off at some council buildings on Saturday

Andrew Horne has been selected as part of a Scotland U16 squad

Fantastic news for Preston Lodge student

Published: Wednesday 26th March 2014

S4's Andrew Horne selected as part of a Scotland U16 rugby squad

Haddington Infants are pedaltastic!

Haddington Infants are pedaltastic!

Published: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Great result for a wee school

Celebrating the first new council homes in North Berwick for 28 years

Tenants move into Law View

Published: Tuesday 25th March 2014

A big welcome for the first new council homes in North Berwick in 28 years

East Lothian Living

Living Spring 2014 issue

Published: Friday 21st March 2014

The latest edition of council's newspaper 'Living' is out now

Dunbar sci-fest

Dunbar Sci-Fest this weekend!

Published: Thursday 20th March 2014

The award winning Dunbar SciFest is back this weekend – to tie in with National Science and Engineering Week 2014.

Lesley Riddoch, Blossom

Author visits

Published: Thursday 20th March 2014

Lesley Riddoch, award winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster and James Oswald, livestock farmer and now best selling novelist, are visiting East Lothian libraries at the end of this month.

Commonwealth Games baton

East Lothian looks forward to Queen's Baton Relay

Published: Wednesday 19th March 2014

Glasgow 2014 reveals the list of Scotland's villages, towns and cities which will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay

Councillor Norman Hampshire and Robert Kerr welcome Mrs Gordon to her new home

New home is 'lovely'

Published: Tuesday 18th March 2014

Council delivers new homes at Goose Green Crescent and Old Course Gate, Musselburgh

Small girl with colourful balloons

Port Seton Centre Open Day

Published: Friday 14th March 2014

Activities for all ages to try out and enjoy

school room

Primary School management review agreed

Published: Friday 14th March 2014

Principal Teacher posts retained following review

Law

Prestonpans man banned from local football ground

Published: Friday 14th March 2014

ASBO probits man from local football ground

Community council funding agreed

Published: Thursday 13th March 2014

Agreed funding for 2014/15 for all community councils

Tranent George Johnstone Centre

George Johnstone centre wins national award

Published: Tuesday 11th March 2014

Tranent facility wins Civic Trust Award

Commonwealth Flag

Flag raised to mark Commonwealth Day

Published: Monday 10th March 2014

For the first time ever, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles took part in local flag raising events to mark Commonwealth Day.

New chimney stacks

Does your property need some TLC?

Published: Monday 10th March 2014

Folllowing on from our previous event in September last year, we are hosting a Property Repair and Maintenance Evening Event on Wednesday 26th March, at the Trinity Centre, Haddington

Benefits and arrears

Scottish Legal Aid Board funding supports new posts to help social housing tenants struggling with Welfare Reform

Published: Monday 10th March 2014

Two new tenancy support workers join our team

Sport Relief 2014

Sport Relief 2014

Published: Friday 7th March 2014

Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games. It’s the final countdown!

Brunton Theatre

How can the council help your business?

Published: Tuesday 4th March 2014

East Lothian businesses are being offered the chance to meet and make new council contacts at a free, drop-in event.

East Lothian Council house

Thumbs-up for East Lothian Council Community Housing Service

Published: Monday 3rd March 2014

Council tenants report high levels of satisfaction for Community Housing service

East Lothian council house

We're making changes to the way that we allocate council homes

Published: Wednesday 26th February 2014

More information and greater choice for council housing applicants

East Lothian Council logo

Boundary Commision Review

Published: Tuesday 25th February 2014

Council Leader comments on Local Government Boundary Commission proposals to cut the number of councillors in East Lothian

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Benefit Fraud - report it

Published: Tuesday 25th February 2014

Help us in the fight against benefit fraud.

House Tax icon

Annual Council Tax Bills 2014/15

Published: Tuesday 25th February 2014

The annual Council Tax bills for 2014/15 have now been issued to all households in East Lothian.

Robot

Deadline approaching for recruitment help

Published: Monday 24th February 2014

Employers can still get financial support to create new job opportunities for 16 to 24-year-old job seekers in East Lothian but the deadline is approaching.

Lord-Lieutenant

New Lord-Lieutenant appointed for East Lothian

Published: Friday 21st February 2014

Michael Williams appointed to historic role

Brigadier David Allfrey MBE

East Lothian welcomes the world

Published: Thursday 20th February 2014

2014 is a big year for Scotland, being the second Homecoming Year.

Nesta

Call for applicants

Published: Monday 17th February 2014

Code for Europe: Web/App Developer ('Technologist in Residence’). 6-9 month fellowship opportunity in Scotland. Up to £40,000 grant funding available.

George Johnstone Centre

George Johnstone Centre finalist in UK Civic Trust Awards

Published: Friday 14th February 2014

Council designed building in Tranent wins national award

drinks

Licensed premises will be required to apply for World Cup extension

Published: Thursday 13th February 2014

No blanket extension for licensed premises during World Cup

Picture of a book lying open

Volunteer drivers needed - can you help?

Published: Thursday 13th February 2014

We're looking for volunteers to deliver books to some of our housebound library members who live in the rural areas of Athelstaneford, Aberlady, Pencaitland, Whitecraig, Macmerry and Elphinstone.

East Lothian Partnership

The East Lothian Plan

Published: Wednesday 12th February 2014

The East Lothian Plan (Single Outcome Agreement) 2013-23 - Snapshot is now available.

East Lothian Council logo

Budget Statement 2014/15

Published: Tuesday 11th February 2014

Council budget aims to support key services and help boost local economy.

The Brunton

Young musician events

Published: Friday 7th February 2014

Local young musicians preparing for forthcoming events

Photo - Road closure and diversion signs

Pencaitland road reopens ahead of schedule

Published: Thursday 6th February 2014

Temporary road closure ends on Friday 7 february

John Muir House

Council achieves top local authority satisfaction rating

Published: Tuesday 4th February 2014

Council has achieved the highest satisfaction ratings of any council in Scotland.

Shop local winners 2013

Dawn and Tracy shop local and win!

Published: Thursday 30th January 2014

Dawn Crawford from Gullane and Tracy Grosse from Macmerry have scooped joint first prize in the 2013 Shop Local competition.

Fit to Coach 2014

Fit to Coach 2014

Published: Tuesday 28th January 2014

Training courses to help volunteers, coaches and school staff develop the confidence and skills needed to deliver physical activity to school aged children in East Lothian.

lgbt history month Scotland

LGBT History Month East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 28th January 2014

Celebrate the journey of LGBT people towards equality

Chicken

Chickens dumped at recycling centre

Published: Tuesday 28th January 2014

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two chickens were dumped at North Berwick recycling centre on Saturday.

Haddington Infant School

New traffic restrictions to begin in Haddington

Published: Thursday 23rd January 2014

Vehicle restrictions at peak school travel periods

Commonwealth Games

Rwanda celebrates Queen's Baton Relay

Published: Thursday 23rd January 2014

One of East Lothian's 'second teams' looks forward to Glasgow 2014

Motorcycle and sidecare

What's on at the John Gray Centre

Published: Thursday 23rd January 2014

Find out about upcoming events and exhibitions at the John Gray Centre

Cars on a motorway

A1 Trunk Road and A720 City Bypass Road Works

Published: Wednesday 22nd January 2014

To complete road stud and road marking works on the A1 Trunk Road and A720 City Bypass this week, road closures are required as detailed in the programme below with the proposed diversion routes.

Scottish Education Awards

East Lothian education stars sought for national awards

Published: Monday 20th January 2014

Nominations open for Scottish Education Awards 2014

Holocaust memorial day in East Lothian

Published: Friday 17th January 2014

John Gray Centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Ian D McNeill

Published: Thursday 16th January 2014

Former Director of Planning, East Lothian District Council and Director of Environment, East Lothian Council

The Railway Man

The Railway Man movie map

Published: Wednesday 15th January 2014

Planning to see the Railway Man movie at the cinema? Have a look at our filming location map before you go.

Three pupils with cooking utensils

New apprentices & work experience placements announced

Published: Wednesday 15th January 2014

New modern apprenticeships and paid work experience placements are to be created by East Lothian Council.

Picture of a book lying open

Changes ahead for mobile library service

Published: Wednesday 15th January 2014

Council reviews mobile service and proposes new route and timetable

Dunbar speed limit

20 mph trial starts this week in Dunbar

Published: Tuesday 14th January 2014

18 month speed limit trial begins

HMRC logo

Business start-up webinars

Published: Tuesday 14th January 2014

Are you starting a new business? Then take part in four free live tax webinars run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 15 February.

East Lothian Works

Secretary of State visits East Lothian

Published: Friday 10th January 2014

The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael, visited East Lothian Works in Haddington on Thursday 9 January.

Laptop

Be aware of extra charges

Published: Thursday 9th January 2014

Check carefully before renewing documents online

Law

Edinburgh man banned from East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 7th January 2014

Full ASBO prohibits man from entering county

Amber Flood Alert

Flood Alert

Published: Friday 3rd January 2014

A flood alert has been issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians

Fish market

Additional funding for fishing communities

Published: Friday 20th December 2013

East Lothian Council has secured an additional £25,000 from the Scottish Government European Fisheries Fund.

Judith Hodson is East Lothian Council's new MacMIllan Benefits Adviser

Help and advice on maximising income for people with cancer

Published: Wednesday 18th December 2013

East Lothian Council welcomes new MacMillan Benefits Adviser

Welfare reform

Do you have a shortfall between your Housing Benefit and your rent costs?

Published: Tuesday 17th December 2013

A Discretionary Housing Payment might be the answer

Council Tax logo

Council Tax discount for empty homes to be removed

Published: Tuesday 17th December 2013

East Lothian councillors have agreed to scrap the council tax discount for long-term empty homes in the county.

Man in wheelchair

East Lothian Council Chief Social Worker’s Report 2013

Published: Tuesday 17th December 2013

Annual overview of social work in East Lothian

Members of Team Emerge at the Young Enterprise Christmas Fair with their Valu£ It App

Knox Academy get App-Happy!

Published: Tuesday 17th December 2013

'Team Emerge' launch VALU£ IT app on Google Playstore

Town strategy

Strategy for Musselburgh town centre approved following public consultation

Published: Monday 16th December 2013

Councillors have welcomed the findings of a recent public consultation on proposals aimed at improving Musselburgh town centre.

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Christmas trees

Published: Monday 16th December 2013

Real Christmas trees can be composted by taking them to a recycling centre, presenting them beside your brown bin on garden waste collection dates in January.

Nelson Mandela

Book of condolence opens for Nelson Mandela

Published: Tuesday 10th December 2013

A Book of Condolence is now open at The John Gray Centre in Haddington for anyone wishing to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.

P5a at Dunbar Primary with 'Gritmaster'

Gritmaster takes to the road

Published: Tuesday 10th December 2013

'Name that Gritter' competition winners meet their gritter

The Open delivers £70m to East Lothian and Edinburgh

Published: Thursday 5th December 2013

Independent research has confirmed that this year’s Open Championship at Muirfield delivered a near £70 million benefit to East Lothian and Edinburgh.

Colourful wellies

Coastal / Tidal Flood Risk

Published: Wednesday 4th December 2013

There is a medium likelihood of significant impacts during Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning for south east coastal areas giving a medium flood risk.

Photo - John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre website workshop

Published: Monday 2nd December 2013

Find out about new features to help with your history research.

Air Quality Management Order

Published: Monday 2nd December 2013

An order declaring an air quality management area came into effect on 13 November 2013

Bus promotion

New bus services providing commuter connections

Published: Thursday 28th November 2013

Improved connections for commuters in east of county

Council agree concordat

Council signs Green Network concordat

Published: Wednesday 27th November 2013

New agreement with Europe's largest greenspace initiative

Christmas events

Christmas comes to East Lothian museums

Published: Wednesday 27th November 2013

Events for all the family at local museums

Red telephone box

Council Switchboard is now available 24/7

Published: Wednesday 27th November 2013

As part of our continuing improvements to the Council’s telephone switchboard, the ‘virtual operator’ system is now available for use 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Dunbar Grammar

Dunbar Grammar mourns

Published: Tuesday 26th November 2013

Three students die in road accident

Invention museums

The Travelling Museum of British Invention comes to East Lothian!

Published: Friday 22nd November 2013

100 British inventions and discoveries all packed into a single bus

Gullane fire school

Council and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service discuss Gullane college proposals

Published: Friday 22nd November 2013

Following decision to close fire training school

Anti-cyberbullying campaign

East Lothian Council backs NHS Lothian anti-bullying campaign

Published: Tuesday 19th November 2013

New online help for young people on how to deal with cyberbullying and sexting requests

Pledge to Listen - Duncan Dunlop, Willie Innes, Angela Leitch, Ludovic Broun Lindsay

East Lothian, have you pledged to listen?

Published: Tuesday 19th November 2013

Provost urges people of East Lothian to show that they care for children in care by taking the pledge

East Lothian Council house

Drop-in for East Lothian Council tenants

Published: Monday 18th November 2013

Find out about the rent increase and how your rent money is spent at our event at the Brunton this Thursday

George Johnstone Centre interior

Top marks for civic architecture in East Lothian

Published: Monday 18th November 2013

George Johnstone and John Gray Centres receive commendations at UK SCALA Awards

Polling station sign

Have your say on polling place proposals

Published: Tuesday 12th November 2013

We are still consulting on plans for polling places and it’s not too late to have your say. Talk to us by 29 November ...

Scottish Book Week

Book Week Scotland

Published: Tuesday 12th November 2013

25th November to 1st of December at East Lothian Libraries.

Small girl with colourful balloons

The best little adoption service in East Lothian

Published: Monday 11th November 2013

East Lothian Council's adoption service does very well in Care Commission national rankings

Haddington Sheriff Court

Musselburgh man receives ASBO

Published: Friday 8th November 2013

Council takes court action after series of complaints

Walking football

Walking Football

Published: Thursday 7th November 2013

You're never too old to play the beautiful game.

Ross High Students with their prizes for keeping Tranent High Street tidy

Tidy rewards for Ross High students

Published: Wednesday 6th November 2013

Joint initiative means clean sweep on Tranent High Street

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tellmescotland Apps Launch

Published: Wednesday 6th November 2013

tellmescotland has launched two stand-alone Apps on the iPhone and Android platforms to help citizens search for public information notices in Scotland, at their convenience, whilst on the move.

National Adoption Week

Drop in to East Lothian Adoption Week 2013

Published: Saturday 2nd November 2013

If you want to find out more about any aspect of adoption, join one of our drop-ins this Monday

tree planting

First anniversary of the Haddington Joint Campus

Published: Wednesday 30th October 2013

Pupils and parents plant 1000s of spring bulbs in celebration

John Muir Way

Attention East Lothian business owners

Published: Wednesday 30th October 2013

21 April 2014 will mark the opening of the new John Muir Way.

JGC activities

Family Fun on Sundays!

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

New activities at the John Gray Centre, Haddington

Question mark icon

Launch of East Lothian's first ever physical disability strategy

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

New strategy which considers services for people with physical disability or sensory impairmnet to be launched

Childrens abacus

Council's annual performance report 2012/13

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Progress detailed after first year of Council's 5-year plan

The Saltire 2012

Saltire tickets on sale now

Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

East Lothian will be celebrating St. Andrew's Day with The Saltire festival between 27th November and 1st December.

Business Gateway logo

Free advice for businesses

Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

East Lothian businesses are being offered free advice and consultancy services from Business Gateway.

Commonwealth Games baton

Search launched for community champs to star in Queen's Baton Relay

Published: Friday 11th October 2013

Nominate batonbearers to carry the Commonwealth Games baton in East Lothian

alsadair allan visit

Minister congratulates Dunbar Primary parents and staff

Published: Thursday 10th October 2013

Scottish Education Awards 2013

East Lothian Food & Drink Awards winners

Published: Wednesday 9th October 2013

East Lothian Food & Drink is great - it's official!

Lennoxlove book festival

Packed programme for Lennoxlove

Published: Monday 7th October 2013

Lennoxlove Book Festival has announced a natural wonder of a programme for 2013!

Prentice bus award ceremony

Transport spokesman congratulates bus companies on awards

Published: Friday 4th October 2013

Local bus operators scoop top awards

Walk to School Week October 2013

Stride out this Walk to School Week

Published: Monday 30th September 2013

Let's see if we can do better than ever!

Old fashioned style telephone

Contact Centre Maintenance

Published: Tuesday 24th September 2013

Callers to East Lothian Council’s Contact Centre may experience some disruption between 3pm and 6pm on Wednesday 2nd October 2013.

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Traffic disruption - Belhaven

Published: Wednesday 18th September 2013

Road diversions in place

An adult and two children picking up litter on the beach

Volunteers needed for beach cleanup

Published: Tuesday 17th September 2013

Volunteers are needed for a beach clean organised by the Seabird Centre, North Berwick in Bloom and the East Lothian Ranger Service.

Official Opening of Haddington Joint Campus

Education Minister Michael Russell formally opens Haddington Joint Campus

Published: Thursday 12th September 2013

Pupils show Minister around new campus

Growing your Business

Need funding for your business?

Published: Thursday 12th September 2013

The council's 'Meet the Funders' event brings together a range of providers.

Online advice

Innovative mini-dramas aim to support people affected by Welfare Reform in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 10th September 2013

Online 'soaps' get the message across

child panel area support

Volunteers wanted to make a difference in children’s lives

Published: Thursday 5th September 2013

Volunteers wanted to serve on Children's Panel

Chef

Academies programme for secondary pupils expands

Published: Friday 30th August 2013

Further opportunities for secondary school pupils to embark on specialised training

Painting

East Lothian mourns famous son

Published: Thursday 29th August 2013

Provost leads tributes to John Bellany

The Brunton

The Brunton

Published: Wednesday 28th August 2013

The Brunton’s new season is now on sale!

Trad on the Tyne 2013

Trad on the Tyne

Published: Wednesday 28th August 2013

Red Hot Chilli Pipers kick off Haddington's Trad on the Tyne Festival

Old fashioned football

Love talking about sport?

Published: Friday 23rd August 2013

We require volunteers to help with a unique project. We are looking for people who have a strong interest in sport to run weekly sporting reminiscence groups.

The Brunton, the place to B

Pantomime auditions

Published: Thursday 22nd August 2013

Young performers who can dance, sing and act are wanted to join the pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

John Muir Way

Dunbar to become hub for long distance walkers

Published: Thursday 22nd August 2013

New coastal trail will add focus on birthplace of John Muir

East Lothian Learning Partnership

Capacity Building Training Calendar 2013-14

Published: Wednesday 21st August 2013

Free training for local groups, volunteers, community development, activists, voluntary and third sector staff

Housing question mark icon

Rent First

Published: Wednesday 21st August 2013

Rent Income Officers will be visiting East Lothian Council tenants with rent arrears in the Musselburgh area from Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August.

Celebrating 60 years of school crossing patrols

Long-service awards for lollipop ladies Isobel and Margaret

Published: Tuesday 20th August 2013

East Lothian joins in national celebrations for 60 years of school crossing patrols

North Berwick Law

Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

Published: Tuesday 20th August 2013

Range of interesting events for all ages

An adult and two children picking up litter on the beach

Flingin’s mingin – drive your carbage home

Published: Thursday 15th August 2013

East Lothian joins national anti-litter initiative

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Draft antisocial behaviour strategy open for consultation

Published: Wednesday 14th August 2013

Joint East Lothian Council and Police Scotland draft strategy now available for comment

Loch Centre Pool

Pool closure

Published: Tuesday 13th August 2013

Pool closed for a few days

countryside

Enjoy a free family day at Prestongrange

Published: Friday 9th August 2013

Come along on Saturday 24 August from 12.30pm for range of fun activities

Contact us logo

Business Rates Go Online….

Published: Wednesday 7th August 2013

As part of our commitment to reducing costs and improving customer service, we have launched a range of Business Rates self service options on the Council website.

Wish You Were There Surfer

Mini East Lothian arrives in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday 31st July 2013

A miniature East Lothian is coming to central Edinburgh from Thursday, August 1st.

Tyne Esk LEADER

More funding for local projects

Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Tyne Esk LEADER programme has already committed more than £3 million to local projects and has now re-opened for a final round of funding.

Muirfield Clubhouse

Summer weather and great golf made East Lothian shine!

Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Phil Mickelson lifted the Claret Jug on Sunday after a thrilling final round at the 2013 Open Championship.

Longniddry Bents firemen

Fire warning issued

Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Take care when visiting the countryside

Trad on the Tyne 2013

Trad on the Tyne shortlisted for the Best Small Festival in Scotland award

Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

For the second year running, Haddington’s Trad on the Tyne festival has been shortlisted for the Best Small Festival title at the Scottish Event Awards.

re-use household goods

East Lothian supporting national re-use campaign

Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Look out for details of freephone helpline to recycle household goods

KnowUK

KnowUK

Published: Monday 22nd July 2013

KnowUK is an online service developed to provide UK reference information. It is easy to use and is available free through your local library.

Muirfield Golf Course

Praise for good behaviour during The Open

Published: Monday 22nd July 2013

Police Scotland has praised the public for their good behaviour during the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

Muirfield Golf Course

Open in full swing at Scotland's Golf Coast

Published: Thursday 18th July 2013

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, has paid a visit to East Lothian for the Open Championship.

Duke of Edinburgh East Lothian logo

Local youngsters celebrate Gold Awards

Published: Tuesday 16th July 2013

Duke of Edinburgh Award achievers celebrate at Holyroodhouse

New football pitch in Haddington

New 3G pitches for East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 10th July 2013

Dunbar, North Berwick and Prestonpans to gain new sports facilities

Muirfield Golf Course

Police Scotland prepared for 2013 Open Championship

Published: Wednesday 10th July 2013

Police Scotland is prepared to play its part in the 2013 Open Championship when the event arrives in East Lothian this weekend.

Writer of the year

Could you be our next Writer of the Year?

Published: Monday 8th July 2013

2013 Writer of the Year entry forms now available at all East and Midlothian libraries

Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea

Published: Monday 8th July 2013

5 – 11th August sees the return of the incredible and never disappointing Fringe by the Sea.

Golf competition winners

Open Golf ticket winners

Published: Friday 5th July 2013

Alan Nicholson of Gullane and Shirley Anderson of Macmerry were the two lucky winners of our Open Championship ticket competition.

East Lothian Works

Jobs boost for young people in East Lothian

Published: Friday 5th July 2013

16 to 24-year-old job seekers in East Lothian are set to benefit from a new scheme which part-funds new job opportunities.

Golf ball on grass

What’s happening during the Open

Published: Friday 5th July 2013

News for local drivers and residents in the Muirfield area.

Saltire competition winners

Saltire songbirds have brave experience!

Published: Friday 5th July 2013

Pupils from Stenton and Campie Primary Schools have enjoyed a pop-star experience by visiting the Castlesound recording studio in Pencaitland to record a song from the Disney movie, Brave.

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers

Published: Thursday 4th July 2013

Junior Rangers is a new environmental group for young people in East Lothian aged 11-18.

Red pencil marking a cross

Business Rates Scam

Published: Thursday 4th July 2013

Business owners across East Lothian are being warned to be on their guard for a business rates scam.

John Gray Centre

Guided tour and workshop

Published: Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Join us at the John Gray Centre on Saturday, 6th July, for two special (and free!) activities designed for people with visual impairments.

Celebrating the first year of East Lothian Tourism Academy

Thinking outside the box opens up new opportunities for East Lothian's young people

Published: Thursday 27th June 2013

Students celebrate 1st year of pioneering East Lothian Hospitality Academy

Claret Jug comes to Dirleton Primary

Getting to grips with the Claret Jug

Published: Wednesday 26th June 2013

With only three weeks to go to the Open, children from Dirleton Primary School find out about one of the world's most iconic sporting trophies

Euan Garrett and Charlie Kay

Law Primary's Euan dances so Charlie can walk

Published: Tuesday 25th June 2013

Big-hearted Law Primary pupil pulls out all the stops to help get six-year-old Charlie Kay to the States for life-changing surgery

Armed Forces Day

Celebrating our heroes

Published: Monday 24th June 2013

Harold O'Neill receives Arctic Star at East Lothian's Armed Forces Day celebration in Haddington

Summer Reading Challenge 2013 is launched

Creepy House is now open, do you dare enter?

Published: Tuesday 18th June 2013

Summer Reading Challenge 2013 is underway

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New archaeology exhibition

Published: Friday 14th June 2013

John Gray Centre hosts exhibition of archaeological artefacts uncovered in East Lothian

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council granted interim ASBO

Published: Friday 14th June 2013

Wallyford man subject of ASBO

Law

Court closure

Published: Wednesday 12th June 2013

Court closure decision a major disappointment for the County

Silhouette of elderly people

Healthy Happy Feet in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 12th June 2013

East Lothian Council’s Ageing Well project in partnership with NHS Lothian’s Falls Co-ordinator will be holding a Falls Awareness Week event, named Healthy Happy Feet at the Haddington Corn Exchange

Armed Forces Day Union Jack

Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Published: Tuesday 11th June 2013

East Lothian Council will be joining local authorities across the country by flying a special flag in celebration of national Armed Forces Day later this month.

St Andrew's Kirk, North Berwick

Council supporting project to protect North Berwick ruin

Published: Tuesday 11th June 2013

Joint approach looking at consolidating North Berwick church ruin

Inspiring Young Volunteer 2013

Celebrating East Lothian's volunteering heroes

Published: Monday 10th June 2013

Announcing the 2013 East Lothian Inspiring Volunteer Award Winners

Sandy beach

National recognition for East Lothian beaches

Published: Friday 7th June 2013

Keep Scotland Beautiful confirms winners of 2013 Seaside Awards

Two men playing golf

Welcome to Scotland's Golf Coast Road

Published: Friday 7th June 2013

Today (Friday 7th June), Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, officially opened Scotland’s Golf Coast Road.

Law

Interim ASBO granted against Musselburgh teenager

Published: Thursday 6th June 2013

19 year old prohibited from playing loud music and causing disturbance at her property

Town strategy

Consultation opens on draft Town Strategy for Musselburgh

Published: Thursday 6th June 2013

Council seeks views from residents and visitors on priority actions for Musselburgh

New council homes underway at Pinkie

Cutting the turf at Pinkie

Published: Wednesday 5th June 2013

Taking an innovative approach to housing development in East Lothian

Law

ASBO prevents Edinburgh man from entering East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 4th June 2013

Serial offender with history of offences in East Lothian banned from returning to county

John Muir

John Muir Challenge at Dunbar Golf club

Published: Tuesday 4th June 2013

Commemorative glasses offered to American visitors who match or better their handicap at Dunbar

Woman hugging a man

New respite resource opens

Published: Monday 3rd June 2013

New resource offering respite and short breaks for adults with a learning disability opens in Tranent

Brunton Youth Theatre

Brunton Youth Theatre auditions

Published: Wednesday 29th May 2013

Are you aged 12 - 18? Interested in drama? Join us!

Battle of Prestonpans

Jacobites return to Prestonpans!

Published: Tuesday 28th May 2013

Enjoy an historical re-enactment at Prestongrange Museum

David Small

Appointment to head up new Health and Social Care Partnership

Published: Tuesday 28th May 2013

East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian have appointed David Small to head up the new East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

Macmerry Primary School

Macmerry Primary shortly returning 'home'

Published: Friday 24th May 2013

After temporary location in Haddington, staff and pupils are looking forward to returning to Macmerry

Little & Large schools cookery competition 2013

Little & Large schools cookery competition 2013

Published: Thursday 23rd May 2013

This year's winning chefs are from Yester Primary and Knox Academy

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Mobile library 2 unavailable

Published: Thursday 23rd May 2013

Problems to mobile library van 2 mean it's unfortunately off the road

Community Spanish lessons a great success

Published: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

New initiative to promote adult learning opportunities in rural areas

Old fashioned style telephone

Contact Centre phone maintenance

Published: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Possible disruption today for customers phoning Council's Contact Centre

Foster East Lothian

East Lothian foster-carers take to the airwaves

Published: Monday 20th May 2013

Our carers are asking if you can help us to 'Foster East Lothian'

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School meals scoop top award

Published: Friday 17th May 2013

Primary School meals achieve Food for Life bronze award

Market Day, Haddington

Everybody loves a market!

Published: Thursday 16th May 2013

Date for next Haddington Market is announced

Night time adventures poster

Night-time adventures in East Lothian museums!

Published: Tuesday 14th May 2013

Enjoy a range of events in local museums this weekend!

Photo - Council housing

Council takes back property from convicted drug dealer

Published: Tuesday 14th May 2013

Tenant loses property following conviction

Bookbug Week

Bookbug Week 20-26 May

Published: Monday 13th May 2013

East Lothian Libraries will be holding their annual Bookbug Week celebrations from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th May.

Haddington Sheriff Court

Teenager subject of ASBO

Published: Friday 10th May 2013

Youth receives interim ASBO following series of offences

Callum Beattie performing at East Linton Gala Day 2012

Local musical talent wanted for summer concerts in East Lothian

Published: Friday 10th May 2013

ELjam, East Lothian’s Youth Music Forum, is seeking acts to perform at a number of live music events in East Lothian and beyond this summer.

Giants in the Forest logo

Free art workshops at Yellowcraig

Published: Thursday 9th May 2013

Try your hand at creating environmental art outdoors

Haddington Sheriff Court

Fight to save Haddington Sheriff Court continues

Published: Wednesday 8th May 2013

Organisations and individuals join forces to oppose proposed closure

Pints of beer

Extension of licensed hours

Published: Friday 3rd May 2013

East Lothian Licensing Board has determined to grant a general extension of licensed hours for the Open Championship 2013.

Pints of beer

Pubwatch in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 2nd May 2013

Pubwatch is an initiative run by local pubs to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in and around their premises.

Teachers line up for Bikeability training

Teachers gear up for Bikeability

Published: Thursday 2nd May 2013

East Lothian training programme underway

Dunbar Primary School children on their bikes

Will you be walking to school on the 13th?

Published: Thursday 2nd May 2013

We're asking you to leave the car at home for the school run during this May's Walk to School Week

Commonwealth Games Art Project

Local pupils invited to submit artwork for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Published: Thursday 2nd May 2013

Local pupils may have artwork selected for display in athletes village

Bus driving down a country lane

East Lothian Bus Forum

Published: Tuesday 30th April 2013

Update on second meeting

Haddington Sheriff Court

ASBO prohibits man from every pub in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 30th April 2013

Musselburgh man issued with ASBO following series of offences

Students win the day for local charity

Ross High School's winning team secures £3000 for local charity ELCAP

Published: Tuesday 30th April 2013

Ross High School is first in East Lothian to take part in the Scottish Youth Philanthropy Initiative

John Muir House

Contract Opportunities with East Lothian Council

Published: Thursday 25th April 2013

Are you interested in applying for any of the following East Lothian Council contract opportunities arising within the next 12 months?

Sandy beach

Public consultation opens on coastal car parking proposals

Published: Thursday 25th April 2013

Have your say on proposals for coastal car park charging

Alasdair Allen visits Stoneyhill Primary

Education Minister congratulates Stoneyhill Primary School in person

Published: Thursday 25th April 2013

Minister of Education visits local school as Inspectors find further examples of Curriculum for Excellence good practice at Stoneyhill Primary School, Musselburgh

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council lobbying Parliament about proposed court closure

Published: Wednesday 24th April 2013

Haddington Sheriff Court is focus of renewed lobbying campaign

Photo - Speeding police ambulance

Council welcomes scrutiny arrangements for new Police and Fire and Rescue Services

Published: Wednesday 24th April 2013

All elected members to have a say in police and fire and rescue services in the county

Photo - Council housing

Continuing to drive up the standards for Housing Asset Management and Homelessness Services

Published: Wednesday 24th April 2013

Council approves new service improvement plan

Young woman sitting next to elderly woman

Things are moving ahead with integration of health and social care in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 24th April 2013

Plans for the establishment of a Shadow Partnership approved

Redesigning community justice

Published: Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Council says that re-offending could be reduced if offenders were better re-integrated into their communities

Information logo

Council demonstrates strong FOI practice

Published: Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner's report on council FOI practice

Housing question mark icon

Rent First

Published: Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Rent Income Officers will be available to answer your questions and provide assistance in the Prestonpans local Council office from Monday 29th April to Friday 10 May.

Brunton Theatre

Brunton Hall

Published: Monday 22nd April 2013

Back doors closed for next few weeks

Macmerry Primary School

Macmerry Primary School update 3.5.13

Published: Monday 22nd April 2013

Target date of 3 June set for staff and pupils to move back to Macmerry

John Muir with cane. Photo by Francis M. Fritz, 1907

Weekend of celebrations to mark John Muir's birthday

Published: Friday 19th April 2013

Join in with a number of events marking John Muir's 175th 'birthday'!

Macmerry school closure

Published: Friday 19th April 2013

Macmerry Primary School will be closed to pupils on Monday 22nd April.

Butterly resting on an open book

Writing competition for children

Published: Wednesday 17th April 2013

Children under 16 in East Lothian and Midlothian encouraged to enter writing competition

East Lothian Works

East Lothian Works opens its doors

Published: Tuesday 16th April 2013

Monday was a landmark day for East Lothian, as the new central point of contact for advice on jobs, training and skills development – East Lothian Works – officially opened its doors.

Young Scot Awards 2013

Let's get rooting for Ryan

Published: Tuesday 16th April 2013

East Lothian's Ryan Nicolson is in the running for Young Scot Volunteer of the Year this Friday

Boy throwing litter in a bin

Good habits start young

Published: Monday 15th April 2013

If eight-years-olds can pick up after their dogs, why can't the rest of us?

Haddington Sheriff Court

East Lothian Council describes Scottish Courts Service decision to close Haddington Sheriff Court as ‘shocking’

Published: Thursday 11th April 2013

Council leaders calls on county residents to do all that they can to lobby for a change of decision

Freedom of East Lothian

Homecoming parade for Royal Regiment

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013

The Royal Regiment of Scotland will receive the highest honour a local authority can bestow when it is awarded the Freedom of East Lothian at a public ceremony to be held in Haddington next Friday 19

Loch Square sheltered housing

Gold star for council’s sheltered housing

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013

Care Inspectorate inspection report

House key icon

Affordable housing agreement with Taylor Wimpey is good news for East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013

'...a big step on the road to getting housing and the East Lothian economy going strong again...’

Council awards just under £1 million to local groups

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013

East Lothian Council announces partnership funding programme for 2013/14

Dean Court housing

Council announces £25.6m Housing Revenue Account Housing Capital Investment Plan for East Lothian in 2013/14

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Good news for tenants and for the local economy

Walking boots

Take the John Muir Way challenge!

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Celebrate Year of Natural Scotland with a three day hike across East Lothian.

Young woman holding a small child

East Lothian Council offers more support to kincarers and fostercarers

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Better rewards for East Lothian's foster and kinship carers

Photo - Child and book

Council makes major new corporate parenting commitments

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Improving the life chances of our looked-after young people

Dunbar Grammar

Dunbar Grammar School – inspectors give glowing report

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Education Scotland inspection of Dunbar Grammar

Family Fun on Sundays!

Published: Thursday 4th April 2013

Make more of your Sundays at the John Gray Centre ...

Cars on a motorway

East Lothian Council welcomes Westminster’s plan to upgrade the A1

Published: Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Councillor Michael Veitch calls on the Scottish Government to make similar improvements north of the border

Haddington Market - 13th April 2013

Published: Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Haddington is reviving its historic High Street Market

The Shop Doctor is coming to town

Published: Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Take part in a new and exciting scheme to revitalise your business

John Muir House

Council approves funding award for Leuchie House

Published: Thursday 28th March 2013

One-off £150,000 grant approved for respite home

Living Newspaper Spring 2013

Latest issue of Living

Published: Friday 22nd March 2013

The latest issue of the Council’s Living newspaper is out now.

iPad competition winner

Hazel wins an iPAd

Published: Friday 22nd March 2013

Gullane businesswoman Hazel Melville is the lucky winner of an Ipad, her prize for taking time to complete East Lothian Council’s annual survey of local businesses.

Open for Business event

Open for Business success!

Published: Tuesday 19th March 2013

More than 60 local businesses attended an event to meet council staff from all departments and ask business-related questions.

Gullane building site

Work starts on new Gullane community project

Published: Tuesday 19th March 2013

New Day Centre and medical practice for coastal town

Sir Ranald and Templar close up

The Knight and the Crescent Hare

Published: Tuesday 19th March 2013

Dunbar Town House Museum is the venue for new theatre show

The Big Lunch

Get ready for The Big Lunch

Published: Monday 18th March 2013

Sunday 2 June 2013

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council takes action against convicted drug dealer

Published: Friday 15th March 2013

Eviction order granted against tenant

Crystal Rig Windfarm

Council approves windfarms guidance report for public consultation

Published: Thursday 14th March 2013

Council produce draft planning guidance on windfarms

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council granted interim ASBO

Published: Wednesday 13th March 2013

Interim ASBO granted against Musselburgh resident.

East Lothian schools continue to achieve good SQA results

Published: Wednesday 13th March 2013

Latest anaylsis of exam results indicate solid performance

Three pupils with cooking utensils

East Lothian Hospitality and Tourism Academy expands

Published: Wednesday 13th March 2013

Innovative project for young people set to develop further

Tennage girl using mobile phone

Do you know what your son or daughter is looking at on their mobile?

Published: Monday 11th March 2013

Musselburgh Grammar School SAFE Event Monday 18th March - Parents evening aimed at promoting the safety for young people when they are online

British Science Association logo

Inviting 9-12 year olds to become our creatives of tomorrow

Published: Monday 11th March 2013

Learn to make your own TV programmes and comic strips

Swimming pool safety training

Taking the plunge

Published: Monday 11th March 2013

East Lothian’s WOSSTA boys prepare for life at sea!

Housing question mark icon

Worried about bedroom tax and changes to your housing benefit?

Published: Monday 11th March 2013

Information event for Tranent-based tenants this Friday 15th March

Waste and recycling in the snow

Waste and Recycling

Published: Monday 11th March 2013

Weather update

Food Hygiene Information Scheme logo

Check before you choose, on Mother's Day

Published: Friday 8th March 2013

Taking Mum out for a meal? Check food hygiene reports first.

Come in we're open sign

We're open for business!

Published: Thursday 7th March 2013

Supporting local business is key to growing our economy – something East Lothian Council is very aware of – and we want the business community to know we’re here to help!

Yellow tick performance logo

New Scottish Councils benchmarking project welcomed

Published: Thursday 7th March 2013

New performance project launched

Socitm 4 Stars

Council website receives top rating

Published: Tuesday 5th March 2013

East Lothian Council’s website has been rated as ‘four star’ in Better connected 2013, Socitm Insight's independent survey of 433 local authority websites.

Nicola Sturgeon and members of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Calling East Lothian young people - voting for MSYP opens

Published: Monday 4th March 2013

Make sure you vote in the Scottish Youth Parliament Elections.

Customer Rules conference speaker

Customer Rules conference success

Published: Wednesday 27th February 2013

One of the best examples of customer care, a brand famous the world over, is surely Disney.

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East Lothian’s LGBT History Month Celebration

Published: Wednesday 27th February 2013

To celebrate LGBT History Month, East Lothian Diversity Network and East Lothian Council Museum Service are hosting a special celebration event ‘Now we are 5!’

Photo - Older lady

New premises for Haddington Day Centre

Published: Tuesday 26th February 2013

Haddington Day Centre to move to more central location

Logo - Lothian and Borders Police

Lethal medicine stolen from Musselburgh home

Published: Monday 25th February 2013

Police in East Lothian are investigating the theft of medication, some of it potentially fatal, from an address in Musselburgh.

Saltire festival prize giving

Saltire Success for Aberlady Primary School

Published: Wednesday 20th February 2013

Pupils were delighted to receive a cheque for £100 after scooping the top prize for the best decorated dining room, in a competition that tied in with East Lothian’s Saltire festival.

Food and Drink Award winners

Eat East Lothian - and win!

Published: Tuesday 19th February 2013

Sampling great, locally-sourced produce at a favourite restaurant should always be a treat –

Keeping your business safe from scams

Published: Tuesday 19th February 2013

Is your business safe from online crime? Why not come along to a free workshop to find out?

Save money logo

Save on energy bills!

Published: Friday 15th February 2013

New initiative aims to help householders reduce energy costs

Young woman sitting next to elderly woman

Council budget supports adult social care across county

Published: Thursday 14th February 2013

Services for older people protected and enhanced

North Berwick Harbour

North Berwick Harbour

Published: Thursday 14th February 2013

Storm repairs update.

Seal

East Lothian's Hidden Treasures - Arabic connection

Published: Wednesday 13th February 2013

Free museums workshop detailing links between East Lothian and Arabic language and culture

John Muir House

Council budget aims to protect key services and boost local economy

Published: Tuesday 12th February 2013

East Lothian Council has approved its spending plans for the next three years, with the promise of greater investment in the local economy and funding to protect key local services.

Graphic - Haddington town vision

Haddington Vision Group seeks members and directors for new Trust

Published: Wednesday 6th February 2013

Locals who are interested in becoming directors of the new Haddington Community Development Trust are reminded that they only have until Monday 11 February to get their nominations in.

Made From Crime campaign

Made from crime?

Published: Wednesday 6th February 2013

New initiative targets criminals across east Scotland.

Haddington Infant School

Schools Ballot

Published: Friday 1st February 2013

Parents vote for 'status quo' in Haddington schools ballot

Red telephone box

Improvements to the Council switchboard

Published: Thursday 31st January 2013

New ‘virtual operator’ system launched.

Road flooded

SEPA flood warning service

Published: Tuesday 29th January 2013

A flood warning service has been launched by SEPA for the east coast of Scotland.

Fiona shops local and wins!

Published: Friday 25th January 2013

Fiona Blair from Dunbar has scooped joint first prize in the 2012 Shop Local competition.

Graphic - Haddington town vision

Haddington Vision

Published: Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Haddington Vision Group seeks members and directors for new community development trust.

Waste and recycling in the snow

Waste and Recycling Collections

Published: Monday 21st January 2013

We are continuing to experience problems with collections due to the current weather conditions.

Prestonpans Cemetery

Public views sought on council's burial services

Published: Wednesday 16th January 2013

Consultation opens to gather views on council service

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Newcraighall Railway Bridge Repairs

Published: Tuesday 8th January 2013

To allow works to be carried out on the railway bridge at Newcraighall buses will be unable to operate via Newcraighall.

River Tyne pathway

River Tyne pathway closure

Published: Friday 21st December 2012

Due to the heavy rain over the past few days, a section of the River Tyne path between Haddington and East Linton has had to be closed.

East Lothian Council logo

Council Apology

Published: Thursday 20th December 2012

East Lothian Council apologises for any distress or misunderstanding caused to parents and carers of primary school pupils.

East Lothian Council logo

Primary schools open as normal on Thursday 20 December

Published: Wednesday 19th December 2012

Police in East Lothian were made aware of anonymous letters received by a small number of primary schools in East Lothian on or around 13 December 2012.

Seacliff

Coastal Communities funding win

Published: Wednesday 19th December 2012

Apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities have taken a big step forward in East Lothian, as funding for a new project has been secured.

Dunbar Primary School children on their bikes

A Scottish Christmas Tale

Published: Tuesday 18th December 2012

Primary 5 children at Dunbar Primary School have become stars in their own film that tells a slightly Scottish version of the nativity story.

John Muir birthplace

John Muir Birthplace - Closure

Published: Friday 14th December 2012

John Muir's Birthplace is closed today and probably this weekend due to the failure of the central heating.

Painting of a woman

East Lothian art collection available for digital viewing!

Published: Thursday 13th December 2012

New BBC website provides access to UK's publically owned collection of oil paintings

Mercat Gait centre

Mercat Gait Centre maintenance and refurbishment

Published: Tuesday 11th December 2012

From 17 Dec to the 26 Dec 2012, the Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans will be closed to allow essential maintenance and refurbishment throughout the centre.

Councillor Shamin Akhtar

Haddington Sheriff Court

Published: Monday 3rd December 2012

Councillor Shamin Akhtar says that Haddington Sheriff Court closure could impact on some of our most vulnerable children and families.

Tyne Esk LEADER

More funding for local projects

Published: Friday 30th November 2012

Tyne Esk LEADER programme has already committed more than £3 million to local projects and has now re-opened for another round of funding.

The Brunton - The place to B for family Hogmanay!

Published: Thursday 29th November 2012

Join Musselburgh on Mon 31 Dec 2012 for a family get together, a day of great activities, part of Scotland's Winter Festivals.

Robert the Bruce Charter

Bruce charter on display for short period

Published: Wednesday 28th November 2012

Haddington burgh charter issued by Robert the Bruce in 1318 on display.

Father Son band

'Fatherson' to play finale of The Front Room

Published: Thursday 22nd November 2012

Band of the moment, Fatherson, are to play ‘The Front Room’, Haddington, on Friday 30 November.

A Victorian Christmas

A very Victorian Christmas afternoon

Published: Thursday 22nd November 2012

This Sunday afternoon (25th November), visitors to either of Dunbar’s museums can experience a Victorian Christmas.

MSP visit to the John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre welcomes government minister

Published: Thursday 22nd November 2012

Derek Mackay, MSP enjoys tour of archives, library and museum

Art competition

East Lothian school pupil wins national art competition

Published: Wednesday 21st November 2012

Winning design features in new Ready for Winter? calendar.

A vision for Haddington town centre

A bright vision for Haddington

Published: Wednesday 14th November 2012

The Council and Sainsbury's agree to support a new Vision for Haddington.

Archives

Records return to East Lothian

Published: Monday 12th November 2012

There was an ‘old clothes’ rule in place for archive staff at the John Gray Centre last week in anticipation of them getting a bit dusty!

Red telephone box

Haddington Infant School

Published: Wednesday 7th November 2012

We are still experiencing on-going problems with the telephones

Food and Drink Award winners

East Lothian Food & Drink Awards 2012

Published: Wednesday 7th November 2012

Local producers, retailers and chefs celebrate culinary excellence

Top golf tourism award for East Lothian

Published: Friday 2nd November 2012

Allan Minto, East Lothian Council’s Golf Tourism Officer, has scooped a top industry award.

Small girl with colourful balloons

Calling out for ‘forever’ families in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 1st November 2012

National adoption week 5-11 November 2012

Young chef awards

Young Chef of the Year 2012 winners

Published: Tuesday 30th October 2012

The Young Chef of the Year 2012 award has gone to Cara-Louise Slater and Courtney Broadfoot from Knox Academy.

Old fashioned football

Sporting memories of East Lothian

Published: Monday 29th October 2012

If you are over 65, male, and live in the Haddington area, East Lothian Council wants to hear your sporting memories!

Children on a bus

PlayTalkRead bus arrives in East Lothian

Published: Monday 29th October 2012

PlayTalkRead bus will offer mums, dads and tiny tots in East Lothian free Bookbug, song, rhyme and story sessions

Three young people at the Futures Fair

The future's fair for East Lothian!

Published: Thursday 25th October 2012

The Futures Fair is back!

Cap badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Freedom of East Lothian awarded to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Published: Tuesday 23rd October 2012

East Lothian councillors have unanimously agreed to award the Freedom of East Lothian to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The Big Draw logo

This Weekend at East Lothian Council Museums

Published: Wednesday 17th October 2012

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? East Lothian Museums have a few different events for you to enjoy.

Young girl playing table football

Toy Stories

Published: Tuesday 16th October 2012

Kids of all ages can enjoy a blast from the past at a new exhibition at the John Gray Centre, Haddington.

Paul Gilbody

The Front Room returns

Published: Tuesday 16th October 2012

Live music in a library? Yes - it's true. Well - almost!

Brunton Theatre

Brunton Youth Theatre auditions announced

Published: Tuesday 16th October 2012

Brunton Youth Theatre are holding their annual auditions this November for young people who are keen to develop their theatre skills and join their Seniors group.

Everwarm ID badge

Residents urged to check credentials

Published: Friday 12th October 2012

Council is advising residents to ask for proof of identity before admitting insulation surveyors to their homes.

East Lothian Arts NEws

East Lothian Arts News

Published: Wednesday 10th October 2012

The October to December issue of Arts News is out now!

East Lothian Council logo

Council approves new economic development strategy

Published: Tuesday 9th October 2012

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

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

Bleachingfield Centre Open Day

Published: Friday 28th September 2012

If you haven't already visited new Dunbar facility then come along ...

Shelves of coloured wool

East Lothian Knitters wanted!

Published: Thursday 27th September 2012

Help needed to create set for new intergenerational play set in Dunbar

Business Gateway launch presentation

New partnership to support local economy

Published: Wednesday 26th September 2012

New Business Gateway office opens within Queen Margaret University

Haddington Sheriff Court

Concern expressed about Sheriff Court proposals

Published: Wednesday 26th September 2012

Council to consider proposed changes to Sheriff Court services in Haddington

Commuity Benefit award

New scheme helps young people

Published: Wednesday 26th September 2012

Canon UK are launching their first Community Benefits project in Scotland with East Lothian Council and two young people from East Lothian.

Young writer of the year prize giving

Young writer of the year 2012

Published: Thursday 20th September 2012

Talented youngsters achieve writing success

George Johnstone Centre

New Tranent library set to open

Published: Thursday 20th September 2012

Tranent residents will soon be able to access a number of East Lothian Council services all under one roof, when the new George Johnstone Centre opens.

Skull

Soldier returns to 1745 battle site

Published: Tuesday 18th September 2012

As part of this year’s Battle of Prestonpans anniversary, visitors will have a rare opportunity to come face to face with one of the battle’s original participants.

The Front Room

The Front Room

Published: Thursday 13th September 2012

The John Gray Centre presents The Front Room. Live accoustic music in association with Lamp House Music

East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight 2012

Aye it's a real midden!

Published: Wednesday 12th September 2012

Local pupils help with archaeological sifts at North Berwick Law

Information logo

FOI requests now available for viewing

Published: Tuesday 11th September 2012

East Lothian Council is publishing on its website details of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and responses.

Red pencil marking a cross

Be a part of your community's future

Published: Tuesday 11th September 2012

Nomination period for community councils election ends soon

Performers at multi-cultural day

Cultural treat for East Lothian!

Published: Monday 10th September 2012

This Sunday, visitors to Prestongrange can experience a multi-cultural festival featuring performers, food and activities from around the world.

Dance class

East Lothian Youth Dance Company Auditions

Published: Monday 10th September 2012

Are you in S1-S6? Do you live in East Lothian? Do you love to dance?

Survey

Disability Discrimination in Education

Published: Monday 10th September 2012

Could you help us collect information about how accessible education is in East Lothian for children and young people with disabilities?

Running track

Meadowmill track set to go

Published: Friday 7th September 2012

Official opening of the new East Lothian Athletics Arena, Meadowmill.

Musicians on a bandstand

The Bandstand Marathon

Published: Thursday 6th September 2012

Musselburgh hosts the flagship event for Scotland as part of Bandstand Marathon - a nationwide celebration on the final day of the London 2012 Games

People in a rowing boat

Festival of Sport thrives in the late summer sunshine

Published: Wednesday 5th September 2012

East Lothian’s Festival of Sport kicked off during a weekend of great weather, and in the wake of Olympic and Paralympic fever!

Photo Norman Hampshire with the new Access book

Explore the county's pathways

Published: Tuesday 4th September 2012

New booklet just published detailing paths and outdoor access routes across East Lothian

A vision for Haddington town centre

A Vision for Haddington Town Centre

Published: Monday 3rd September 2012

The vision of a revitalised town centre for Haddington will be set out at a public meeting in the town on Monday 1 October.

East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight 2012

East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

Published: Thursday 30th August 2012

The popular East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight is packed with interesting events which shed light on East Lothian’s fascinating history and culture.

FLowers in a field

Bee-friendly parks in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 30th August 2012

Join the buzz around wildflower planting across the county

Tony Jacobs All Stars

New season at Brunton Theatre

Published: Tuesday 28th August 2012

Brunton Theatre’s new season is now on sale, with a packed programme of drama, dance, comedy, film, children’s theatre, music and, of course, pantomime!

Council Plan 2012 - 2017

Council approves new five-year plan for East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 28th August 2012

East Lothian Council has approved an ambitious plan setting out what it aims to achieve over the next five years to improve the quality of life for local people.

Event volunteer with maasai warriors

Volunteers needed for Multi-Cultural Day

Published: Monday 27th August 2012

East Lothian’s Family Multi-Cultural Day is now in its fourth year. Each year it has grown in popularity, leading to last year’s huge figure of 1100 visitors!

Home matchmaker service launched

Published: Wednesday 22nd August 2012

A new matchmaking service is being launched by East Lothian Council to help introduce buyers and sellers of empty properties in a bid to bring empty homes in the area back into use.

Three pupils with cooking utensils

Launch marks first Hospitality and Tourism Academy in Scotland

Published: Monday 20th August 2012

Today, (20 August) sees the launch of Scotland’s first dedicated Hospitality and Tourism Academy for secondary school pupils.

Butterly resting on an open book

New developing skills course for women

Published: Friday 17th August 2012

New course in Dunbar for women interested in developing skills to seek employment

Polling station sign

Preparations start for community council elections

Published: Thursday 16th August 2012

Twenty community councils across East Lothian

Logo - Festival of sport

Festival of Sport

Published: Thursday 16th August 2012

The first two weeks of September sees 2012’s Festival of Sport spring into life in the East of Scotland.

Teacher and pupil painting

Families get active at Prestongrange

Published: Monday 13th August 2012

Arrows, kayaks and henna ink come to Prestongrange this Saturday (18th August), as Family Activity Day returns.

Fringespiration

Fringespiration!

Published: Wednesday 8th August 2012

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Brunton Theatre.

Brunton Theatre

Audition Announcement – Puss in Boots

Published: Tuesday 7th August 2012

Young performers who are resident in East Lothian who can dance, sing and act are wanted to join Brunton Theatre’s professional cast for Puss in Boots, Brunton Theatre’s 2012 pantomime.

Blue parking sign

Temporary waiting, loading and unloading restrictions

Published: Friday 3rd August 2012

Kilwinning Street, Musselburgh

Archery competition

Young archer lifts Wallyford prize

Published: Thursday 2nd August 2012

Budding Robin Hoods from Wallyford have been taking part in the 11th annual children’s archery tournament.

Clowns diving into Dunbar pool

Sporting East Lothian

Published: Thursday 2nd August 2012

While London 2012 inspires the nation to participate in sport, a new exhibition showcases East Lothian's sporting past.

Photo - John Gray Centre

Pincushion: An Exhibition

Published: Friday 27th July 2012

East Lothian Council Arts Service is pleased to announce the opening of Pincushion, a new exhibition of contemporary art.

Sandy Beach

North Berwick Law Race

Published: Friday 27th July 2012

Interested runners invited to try challenging hill race

Wish you were there event

Wish you were there ...

Published: Thursday 26th July 2012

Edinburgh residents and visitors invited to experience East Lothian!

Young people at award ceromony

Gaining Gold

Published: Friday 20th July 2012

Six young people from East Lothian recently received the coveted Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme gold award, at a ceremony at Holyrood Palace in the presence of HRH Prince Philip.

Green Flag Award

Lodge Grounds wins Green Flag

Published: Monday 16th July 2012

The Lodge Grounds in North Berwick has scooped a Green Flag Award for the third year running.

Orchestra

Free concert at Dunbar Castle

Published: Wednesday 11th July 2012

The Royal Harmony Orchestra from Belgium are to give a free concert with Dunbar Castle as backdrop on Thursday 12 July.

Flood symbol

Heavy rain affects East Lothian

Published: Monday 9th July 2012

Many roads in East Lothian were affected by surface water after torrential rain on Saturday.

An adult and two children picking up litter on the beach

Spring Clean Success

Published: Thursday 5th July 2012

781 children and 320 adults from East Lothian gave their time to support National Spring Clean this year.

Painted wall tiles

Schools consider "our place in time"

Published: Thursday 5th July 2012

Artwork created by school children for the John Gray Centre’s opening exhibition has been returned to the three schools involved for permanent display.

Lothian and Borders Safety Camera Partnership

Mobile safety cameras to go live

Published: Wednesday 4th July 2012

Mobile road safety cameras introduced for the summer

A man showing a young girl some paper work

Management skills needed for the Children’s Panel Advisory Committee

Published: Monday 2nd July 2012

East Lothian Children’s Panel Advisory Committee needs local volunteers – people with experience in recruitment and selection; performance monitoring; and training needs assessment.

Jacobite soldiers

Battle Day at Prestonpans

Published: Wednesday 27th June 2012

Enjoy a renenactment of the Battle of Prestonpans

Children in a library

Spark your imagination

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

Children sign-up for the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland.

Walking boots

Notice of footpath closure

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

Butts Footpath to close from 2 July to 12 August to allow major works to be carried out

Photo - John Gray Centre

Centre gets set for artwork installation

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

John Gray Centre to close on 28 and 29 June to install eye-catching glass panels.

Town House weather vane

Weather vane takes top spot again

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

The weather vane at Haddington Town House has been returned to its proud position at the top of the steeple – after a facelift!

Library staff

Free new audiobook service at libraries

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

East Lothian libraries are now offering One Click Digital, a free e-audiobook download service.

Logo - Tennis tournament

East Lothian Open Tennis Tournament

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

Entries invited for popular tennis tournament

Signs - Road closed and diversion

Road surfacing works 2012

Published: Thursday 21st June 2012

To enable the council to carry out its annual road surfacing programme safely some roads will be closed and traffic diverted.

Photo - John Gray Centre

Cranston Family Memorial Plaque

Published: Wednesday 20th June 2012

Artists sought to tender for WW1 Cranston Family Memorial Plaque in Haddington.

Photo - Dirleton Castle

Witches on trial this weekend at Dirleton Castle

Published: Tuesday 19th June 2012

Atmospheric Dirleton Castle will host a recreation of the infamous North Berwick witch trials this Sunday.

Photo - Dunbar Town House model

Dunbar Town House shrinks!

Published: Tuesday 12th June 2012

A tiny dolls’ house-sized version of the Dunbar Town House is currently on display in the building.

Long sandy beach

Seaside shenanigans at Dunbar's museums

Published: Tuesday 12th June 2012

Families can have a whole host of seaside fun on Sunday 17th June in Dunbar’s museums.

Photo - Andrew the shepard

Launch of Clipper audio book service

Published: Monday 11th June 2012

Now CLICK and LISTEN to Audio Books !.. Andrew listens to his with his sheepdog

Olympic torch relay runner

Olympic Games 2012 – Inspire a generation

Published: Thursday 7th June 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay comes to East Lothian on Thursday 14 June.

Bus stop

New bus services in county

Published: Monday 4th June 2012

New bus services for East Lothian have been announced.

Armed Forces Day Union Jack

Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Published: Monday 4th June 2012

East Lothian Council will be joining local authorities across the country by flying a special flag in celebration of national Armed Forces Day later this month.

Trusted Trader Presentation

First Trusted Traders in East Lothian

Published: Friday 1st June 2012

A new scheme to help members of the public find reliable and trustworthy traders has been launched in East Lothian.

Two women at an enjoy leisure sports centre

Making sport accessible in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 31st May 2012

East Lothian Council and enjoyleisure are working together to improve accessibility for all users in our Sports Centres.

Stevie Duff

Former Sports Development Officer dies suddenly

Published: Thursday 31st May 2012

Council mourns loss of former employee

Muddy hands

Extra environmental activity week for youngsters

Published: Wednesday 30th May 2012

Additional week added due to popular demand

Woman in 60s style clothing

A Stylish 60s afternoon

Published: Tuesday 29th May 2012

Do you remember when homes were shaded brown, yellow and orange, or when your music came from a turntable?

School pupils in kitchen

Prestonpans pupils' kitchen skills are top

Published: Tuesday 29th May 2012

Prestonpans pupils have lifted this year’s Little and Large cookery competition trophy.

Silver Arrow presentation

The Silver Arrow

Published: Monday 28th May 2012

The contest for what is reputed to be the world’s oldest sporting trophy, still competed for annually, was held in Musselburgh last Thursday (24 May).

Prestongrange museum signage

Pointing the way to Prestongrange

Published: Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Driving past Prestongrange, local residents might have noticed new signs along the roadway.

Old fashioned style telephone

Bogus phonecalls warning

Published: Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Trading Standards officers have issued a warning about bogus phonecalls from people posing as Sky staff.

Olympic torch relay runner

East Lothian will welcome the Olympic torch with a song

Published: Friday 18th May 2012

300 school pupils in 3 separate choirs will greet the Olympic torchbearers

Raising Skills, Rising Profits

Published: Thursday 17th May 2012

Local employers encouraged to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships opportunities

Photo - Man suffering financial harm

Financial Harm seminar

Published: Thursday 17th May 2012

Lothian and Borders Police East and Midlothian Adult Protection Committee invite you to a seminar on Financial Harm

Photo - Women outside John Gray centre

Campaigners from history come alive!

Published: Wednesday 16th May 2012

Families from all over East Lothian can enjoy an exciting weekend at our museums.

Visit Scotland EXPO

VisitScotland EXPO 2012

Published: Friday 11th May 2012

The many attractions of East Lothian were showcased recently at the VisitScotland EXPO 2012 at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston.

2012 Lennox Author Award

Ali Sparkes wins childrens' author award

Published: Friday 11th May 2012

Children’s author Ali Sparkes has scooped the 2012 Lennox Author Award.

East Lothian Community Planning

ELCPP Annual Forum

Published: Wednesday 9th May 2012

“Share and shape…” meeting key challenges for East Lothian, in Knox Academy, Haddington, Wednesday 13 June, 5.45-9pm.

Dougie Smith youth engagement officer

New youth engagement officer

Published: Tuesday 8th May 2012

PC Dougie Smith has been appointed to the new role of Youth Engagement Officer in Musselburgh.

Photo - Musselburgh racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse Spring Fixtures

Published: Monday 7th May 2012

There is nothing better than when spring breaks and you can see an end to the dark dreary winter. And what better way to spend spring than outdoors, racing at Musselburgh Racecourse!

Photo - John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre attracts 30,000 visitors

Published: Wednesday 2nd May 2012

The John Gray Centre in Haddington has attracted 30,000 visitors in its first month.

Photo - DVD's

Local celebrity to re-launch library DVD service

Published: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Still Game actor James Martin is to help re-launch East Lothian libraries' DVD rental service.

Halton Quartet

Brunton Theatre Fringe tickets on sale now

Published: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Brunton Theatre has put together an eclectic mix of music and children’s theatre for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and tickets are on sale now.

Provost Sheena Richardson and Aage Stenz, Chair of Randers Municipality Health Care and Elderly Committee

'Velkommen' to Danish visitors

Published: Thursday 26th April 2012

Study group from Randers municipality visit East Lothian

Coloured pencils

Active Arts launches new spring season

Published: Thursday 26th April 2012

Active Arts’ new spring season of arts events and activities for older people starts this week.

Dunbar Library prepares for move

Published: Tuesday 24th April 2012

Dunbar Library closes its Castellau premises on Saturday 28 April and moves to the Bleachingfield Centre.

Loft insulation

FREE home insulation for East Lothian households

Published: Tuesday 17th April 2012

East Lothian Council has secured Scottish Government funding for loft and cavity wall insulation.

Graphic  -  Book house

North Berwick Library on the move

Published: Monday 16th April 2012

North Berwick Library is to have a temporary home for approximately 10 months.

Fund for best new consortium business ideas

Published: Monday 16th April 2012

Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) is offering £30,000 worth of cash and support to develop new consortium co-operatives in Scotland.

Graphic - Traffic lights

Urban traffic control

Published: Friday 13th April 2012

An Urban traffic control (UTC) system will be installed in Musselburgh. This will co-ordinate the operation of all traffic signals in Musselburgh and give good progress for traffic.

North Berwick conservation volunteers

Countryside Rangers and Volunteers Improve North Berwick Law Access Routes

Published: Thursday 5th April 2012

A conservation project at North Berwick Law to improve and conserve the access routes is drawing to a close.

Council considers future rural bus services

Published: Wednesday 4th April 2012

Council responds to First Bus service changes

Photo -  RNLI whale rescue

Whale rescue has unhappy outcome

Published: Wednesday 4th April 2012

Young mammal stranded on North Berwick beach

Tranent Care Facility Project

Published: Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Contractor to start ground stabilisation work next week.

Flagship council facility opens its doors

Published: Monday 2nd April 2012

An exciting new facility for East Lothian is now open to the public.

Trusted Traders scheme launches to businesses

Published: Friday 30th March 2012

Businesses in East Lothian are being invited to sign-up to a new scheme that will help them to market their company and distinguish themselves from rogue traders.

Inspiring volunteering awards East Lothian

Nominate your inspiring volunteer

Published: Friday 30th March 2012

East Lothian Council, Volunteer Development East Lothian (VDEL) and East Lothian Learning Partnership (ELLP) are now accepting nominations for the Inspiring Volunteering Awards East Lothian 2012.

Spring clean on the beach

East Lothian residents join national Spring Clean!

Published: Friday 30th March 2012

More than 840 people from East Lothian have signed up to tackle nation's litter problem – will you join them?

School children performing a play

A musical learning experience

Published: Wednesday 28th March 2012

Pupils at Windygoul Primary School have been working with Charades Theatre Company to stage Burke and Hare, a musical about the infamous 19th century Edinburgh body snatchers.

Pen on a contract

Spreading the benefits of Council contract spend

Published: Tuesday 27th March 2012

Contractors bidding for council contracts in East Lothian will be encouraged to include apprenticeships, work experience programmes and job opportunities for unemployed people in their tenders.

New senior officers appointed

Published: Tuesday 27th March 2012

East Lothian Council has announced the appointment of the chief officials who will head up its service areas, following changes to the Council’s management structure.

Levenhall Links

Public workshop for Levenhall Links

Published: Friday 16th March 2012

Those interested in the creation of a Local Nature Reserve invited to event

Council considers changes to public entertainment licensing

Published: Thursday 15th March 2012

Local community groups advised about new licensing changes

County's Housing Strategy Approved

Published: Wednesday 14th March 2012

East Lothian Local Housing Strategy 2012-17

Council home targets agreed

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

East Lothian Council has agreed targets for letting council homes from April 2012-March 2013.

Investing in our communities

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

East Lothian Council will continue to fund community councils for the coming year.

Community Wellbeing Partnership funding

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

£868,155 is to be given in grants to voluntary organisations in East Lothian.

Ruth Currie presenting an Ipod to a young person

Young people have their say on Haddington Town Vision

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

Local young resident wins an Ipod shuffle for sharing views about his town!

Grants ensure safer communities

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

Grants totalling £180k for the coming year go to organisations which promote safety.

Council awards grants for community work

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

The Council has approved grants totalling £676k for the coming year to a range of organisations.

Council approves £2.25m of new contracts

Published: Tuesday 13th March 2012

New affordable housing and play areas for Musselburgh and Tranent

Photo - New allotments for Tranent

New allotments for Tranent

Published: Monday 12th March 2012

Muirpark residents are dusting off their gardening tools in preparation for the opening of new allotments in Tranent.

John Gray Centre Library now open

Haddington library reopens

Published: Friday 9th March 2012

Haddington Library has reopened its doors today in the brand new John Gray Centre.

Photo - Children bury a time-capsule

Local school children help bury a piece of history

Published: Friday 9th March 2012

Musselburgh school kids have buried a time capsule in a new health centre for the benefit of future generations.

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.

Amy aces library challenge

Published: Wednesday 7th March 2012

10 year old Amy Struthers from North Berwick has scooped first prize in the 2012 East Lothian Library Challenge.

Open Space Strategy

Open Space Strategy Consultation

Published: Tuesday 6th March 2012

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of local people on the proposed East Lothian Open Space Strategy.

Photo - Steading View - Mansell Partnership Homes representative and Stuart Currie

Steading View council homes officially open

Published: Monday 5th March 2012

The biggest East Lothian Council house building project since the 1970s was officially opened on Monday.

Poster - Science festival

Parent power creates a science extravaganza

Published: Monday 5th March 2012

Dunbar Science Festival will run over two days this year, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 11 March.

Photo - Dean Court

First phase of Whitecraig homes completed

Published: Friday 2nd March 2012

Construction has finished on the first phase of 28 new council homes at Deantown Court, Whitecraig.

Photo - Dirleton tree planting

Pupils plant birthday orchard

Published: Friday 2nd March 2012

As part of its centenary celebrations, Dirleton Primary School has established a community orchard with help from a local farmer.

Logo - Lothian and Borders Police

Community Officer Award

Published: Wednesday 29th February 2012

Lothian and Borders Police is asking members of the public to help them recognise community officers who are considered exceptional.

Photo - Councillor Stuart Currie and Eric Hendrie - Completion of the Musselburhg flats

New Council flats completed in Musselburgh

Published: Wednesday 29th February 2012

Construction of nine new council flats has been completed at 225 North High Street, Musselburgh.

East Lothian Council logo

Council approves new chief officer structure

Published: Tuesday 28th February 2012

East Lothian Council has approved changes to its management structure.

Photo - Field and cyclists

Council supports community 'right to buy' bid

Published: Tuesday 28th February 2012

First community 'right to buy' bid in the Lowlands

Photo - Lady with cup of tea

Older People's Strategy launched

Published: Tuesday 28th February 2012

Joint council and NHS Lothian services for older people

House Tax icon

Annual Council Tax Bills 2012/13

Published: Friday 24th February 2012

The annual Council Tax bills for 2012/13 have now been issued to all households in East Lothian.

Photo - Snowdrops

LEAP into spring

Published: Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Local groups in Cockenzie and Port Seton plan environmental day of action on 29th Feb.

Photo - Haddington town centre

Haddington Town Centre Vision

Published: Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Have your say about the future of Haddington town centre

Bus stop

Getting around East Lothian Transport Conference

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2012

Community and supported transport - Is there a better way?

Photo - Tobacconist

Local traders advised about tobacco promotion

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2012

Trading Standards assist local businesses with new legislation

Dog walkers

Dog walkers come to heel!

Published: Monday 20th February 2012

The council has launched a voluntary “approved user” accreditation scheme for professional dog walking companies.

Photo - Yellowcraig

New visitor facilities for coastal areas

Published: Monday 20th February 2012

The Council is to build new public toilets at Yellowcraig Beach car park and at Linkfield, John Muir Country Park.

Graphic - Living newspagper

The Council paper East Lothian Living

Published: Friday 17th February 2012

Distribution to all East Lothian households starts Monday 20th February 2012

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!

Photo - Council housing

Council rent increase for 2012/13

Published: Wednesday 15th February 2012

East Lothian councillors have agreed to increase rent on council homes by 4.3 per cent for 2012/13.

Support for East Lothian's economy

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2012

East Lothian Council is supporting businesses so they can offer jobs and supporting people so they have the right skills for employment.

Pink pig

Council budget aims to protect services and invest in key projects

Published: Tuesday 14th February 2012

Spending on key local services is to be protected as part of the budget plans approved by East Lothian Council for the next three years.

Photo - Older lady

Investment for older people's services

Published: Monday 13th February 2012

East Lothian Council's Cabinet has agreed plans to access Scottish Government funding to improve services for older people.

Diversity network logo

‘It gets better in East Lothian’ - LGBT History Month Celebration Event.

Published: Sunday 12th February 2012

It Gets Better in East Lothian event supporting LGBT youth

Photo - Child and book

Booking open for education conference

Published: Tuesday 7th February 2012

The Enquire conference is an annual gathering of key people involved in additional support for learning across Scotland.

St Mary's Church Haddington

Local projects £20,000 funding boost

Published: Friday 3rd February 2012

East Lothian groups are to share over £20,000 for projects that will enhance their local area.

Owl on a perch

Get closer to nature

Published: Friday 3rd February 2012

Set yourself a challenge in 2012 – get out and enjoy East Lothian’s best wildlife sites

Shop local photo

Shop Local retail initiative attracts record response

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2012

Lucky draw winners receive £150 of Shop Local vouchers

School pupils at John Muir's birthplace

100,000 visitors at John Muir’s Birthplace

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2012

John Muir’s Birthplace in Dunbar was celebrating reaching the 100,000 visitors mark this week.

Council apologises for loss of information

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2012

The Council has apologised to parents after the loss of information on pupils in the Dunbar area.

John Muir House

Welfare reform

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2012

Council raises concerns on impact of welfare reform

Photo  - New law competition

Cathy's poster top with crossing guides

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2012

A Law Primary School pupil has won a design award for a road safety poster.

Library Reward Scheme presentation

New scheme to reward regular readers

Published: Monday 30th January 2012

Every sixth request is free in new library initiative

Library Reward Scheme presentation

New scheme to reward regular readers

Published: Monday 30th January 2012

Every sixth request is free in new library initiative

Local Government Chronicle logo

Council is a top performer

Published: Monday 30th January 2012

East Lothian Council is in line for a top UK award, in recognition of its efforts to improve performance and service delivery.

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

Living room

Don't be blind to risk to kids

Published: Thursday 26th January 2012

Free kits are being distributed across the county to prevent young children becoming tangled in blind cords.

Blue glass bowl by Phillippa Headley

Funding scheme open for applications

Published: Thursday 26th January 2012

Visual artists and craft makers are invited to apply for funding

Photo - Speeding police ambulance

Councillors agree first step to Pathfinder project

Published: Wednesday 25th January 2012

East Lothian Council volunteers to take part in Police and Fire Board reform proposals

Photo - Scottish pound notes

Council tax freeze agreed

Published: Tuesday 24th January 2012

Fifth consecutive year of council tax levels

Photo - School kids

Ormiston Primary School gets top report

Published: Monday 23rd January 2012

Ormiston Primary School receives an oustanding assessment by the Schools' Inspectorate.

Volunteer image

Search for new panel members hits East Lothian

Published: Friday 20th January 2012

Volunteers sought to help vulnerable children

Photo - Fishing boats

East Lothian secures £85,000 fisheries funding

Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012

European Fisheries Fund to benefit fishing communities

Crime author to visit Gullane library

Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012

Free tickets available from all East Lothian libraries

Car key

Trading standards issue motor insurance warning

Published: Friday 13th January 2012

Young drivers targeted in insurance scam

Scottish ballet dancers

New season at Brunton Theatre

Published: Thursday 12th January 2012

Brunton Theatre’s new season is now on sale with a packed programme of drama, dance, comedy, film, children’s theatre and music.

Housing icon

Changes to planning legislation

Published: Wednesday 4th January 2012

Changes to whether or not planning permission will be required for householder development take effect on 6th February 2012

Dirleton primary school concert

School sings down memory lane

Published: Wednesday 21st December 2011

Dirleton Primary School continued its centenary year party recently with a Christmas concert featuring a specially formed Centenary Choir.

Ministerial visit to John Gray Centre

Ministerial visit to East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 14th December 2011

Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning, has visited East Lothian Council.

Children playing in school playground

Champions to support county’s children

Published: Wednesday 14th December 2011

Champions groups will work within communities to ensure the best possible start in life for East Lothian’s children.

Dunbar Primary School children on their bikes

Keeping the wheels turning

Published: Friday 9th December 2011

Dunbar Primary School is top for cycling in Scotland.

Photo - 2 children showing off the Aberlady Cross

Reconstruction of an 8th Century Christian cross unveiled

Published: Wednesday 7th December 2011

Local heritage project links 1300 years of history

Bogus energy saving plug

Energy saving scam warning

Published: Wednesday 7th December 2011

Consumers warned about bogus energy saving devices

Christmas cookies

Eating out in East Lothian this Christmas?

Published: Friday 2nd December 2011

Check out the Food Hygiene Information Scheme

Children at Dirleton primary school

Special school painting unveiled

Published: Friday 2nd December 2011

Specially commissioned painting to mark school centenary unveiled.

Green wheeled bins

Wednesday rubbish collections

Published: Friday 2nd December 2011

Households that did not have their rubbish collected on Wednesday will have a collection as normal next Wednesday 7 December.

Photo  -  Amisfield stable

Have your say on future of Amisfield stable block

Published: Thursday 1st December 2011

Residents asked to provide ideas for possible use of historic local building

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Changes to mental health provision in East Lothian

Published: Thursday 1st December 2011

Mental health day services to be available more widely across the county

Latest bus information

Published: Thursday 1st December 2011

Bus announcements

Young boy playing violin

Council scoops two top national music awards

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2011

Music tuition and initiatives recognised as top in the UK

Strike Action – Wednesday 30 November

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2011

Some Council services are affected by the strike action today

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Roman footsteps sound in Musselburgh again

Published: Tuesday 29th November 2011

An exciting new exhibition of Roman artefacts opens in the newly opened Musselburgh Museum.

New football pitch in Haddington

New sports pitch part of 'a legacy'

Published: Tuesday 22nd November 2011

A new sports pitch in Whittingehame Drive, Haddington opened at the weekend.

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Saltire 2011

Published: Wednesday 16th November 2011

East Lothian is delighted to be staging The Saltire 2011, a festival of music, culture and heritage

Counselling service valued in schools

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

Since it was introduced into six East Lothian primary schools in 2010, the counselling service Place2B has helped hundreds of pupils and become valued by pupils, parents and school staff.

Pupils excel in national exams

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

Pupils in East Lothian's secondary schools performed well in exams in 2011.

Wee school big hit with inspectors

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

Stenton Primary School has being given a 'very good' report from school inspectors.

Have you heard ... 'What the ladybird heard?'

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

All Primary 1 pupils receiving free Bookbug book

2011 Employee Awards

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

This year's Star Award winners were announced at a presentation in Haddington's Knox Academy on Friday (November 18).

Councils agree to develop phased approach to sharing education and children's services

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

East Lothian and Midlothian Councils have agreed to develop a phased approach to sharing education and children's services

East Lothian Community Planning

Good News For All East Lothian Residents

Published: Tuesday 15th November 2011

Good progress is being made towards meeting a series of targets designed to improve East Lothian’s communities and environment

Pupils welcome minister to school site

Published: Wednesday 9th November 2011

This week pupils welcomed Alex Neil from the Scottish Government to the site of their new joint campus school in Haddington.

Tackling antisocial behaviour in Musselburgh

Published: Tuesday 8th November 2011

Plans have been made to stamp out antisocial behaviour in Musselburgh.

Levenhall Links - A Local Nature Reserve?

Published: Tuesday 8th November 2011

Musselburgh lagoons site may gain new status

East Lothian dementia awareness seminar

Published: Tuesday 8th November 2011

Free event for carers, individuals, support groups and health professionals

Proposed Plan Exhibition

Published: Thursday 3rd November 2011

On Monday 7th November 2011, SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, will publish the Proposed South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan.

Council electric van

Electric van is first in Scotland

Published: Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Environmental first for council fleet

Education through outdoor activities

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2011

The Forest School educates children through outdoor activities.

Changes at Prestongrange

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2011

There was a lot of activity at Prestongrange Museum on Saturday (29th October), when some of the large objects in the grounds of the museum were moved to Newtongrange.

Councillor Roger Knox

Council's Depute Provost to stand down at 2012 elections

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2011

East Lothian’s Depute Provost, Councillor Roger Knox, is to stand down at the next council elections in May 2012.

Scottish youth work week

Published: Monday 31st October 2011

East Lothian Council has added its voice to this year's Scottish Youth Work Week campaign that aims to highlight the many positive contributions that youth work makes to Scottish society.

All change at Prestongrange

Published: Friday 28th October 2011

There will be a lot of activity at Prestongrange Museum on Saturday 29th October, when some of the large objects in the grounds of the museum are moved to Newtongrange.

Veg Invasion school presentation

Veginvasion - coming to a classroom near you!

Published: Friday 28th October 2011

East Lothian classrooms are set to be taken over by vegetables of all shapes and sizes during the month of November – in a Veginvasion!

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Saltire 2011 programme announced

Published: Friday 28th October 2011

Range of events in and around the county

Good progress made in meeting council commitments

Published: Wednesday 26th October 2011

A recently published report shows that good progress is being made by East Lothian Council in meeting the commitments set out in its 'Contract with the People'.

Council prepares for financial challenges

Published: Wednesday 26th October 2011

Council meeting debates mid-year review of financial strategy

Former pupil with a tale to tell

Published: Thursday 20th October 2011

A former pupil dropped into Dirleton Primary School recently to tell the pupils a story.

Sustainable timber pledge

Published: Thursday 20th October 2011

East Lothian Council has achieved a bronze award in WWF's Local Authority Timber Pledge Scheme

Council achieving carbon reduction targets

Published: Monday 10th October 2011

Cabinet meeting hears progress achieved for carbon emissions reductions

Library Service receives national award

Published: Monday 10th October 2011

Seven volume series of life in East Lothian 1945-2000 wins award

Free home insulation scheme for Tranent and Prestonpans

Published: Tuesday 4th October 2011

Over the autumn, private householders in the Tranent and Prestonpans areas will be able to access a range of FREE home insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce fu

Education Secretary opens primary school

Published: Wednesday 28th September 2011

An ultra modern primary school was opened at Dunbar by Michael Russell MSP.

Massive funding boost for new Council houses

Published: Tuesday 27th September 2011

East Lothian Council has been awarded funding of £4.41 million to build new council houses in North Berwick, Prestonpans, Musselburgh and Cockenzie.

Councillor appointed to rural education commission

Published: Tuesday 13th September 2011

Councillor Peter MacKenzie has been appointed to a new Commission on Rural Education set up by the Scottish Government to examine the best way to delivery education in rural areas.

Making East Lothian safer

Published: Friday 9th September 2011

East Lothian Council has signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Lothian and Borders Police - agreeing how Council-funded local police teams will operate and what they will focus on.

New playgroup provides training opportunities for teens

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2011

New playgroup offers opportunities for both tots and teens

Teaching about the birds and the bees

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2011

Launch of new teaching guide

School re-opens after flooding

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2011

Ross High School, Tranent, will reopen to all pupils today, Tuesday 30 August following flooding.

New Council homes for Macmerry

Published: Tuesday 23rd August 2011

East Lothian Council is investing almost £2 million in 14 new homes for rent in Macmerry. Work is due to start in September and is expected to take less than a year to complete.

Summer reading challenge presentation

Published: Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Youngster who completed this year's summer reading challenge received their certificates

New home for well-loved Port Seton sculpture

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2011

Refurbished garden welcomes new resident!

New home for well-loved Port Seton sculpture

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2011

Refurbished garden welcomes new resident!

More affordable and rented homes for Prestonpans

Published: Wednesday 17th August 2011

East Lothian Council and Dunedin Canmore Housing Association (DCHA) are delighted to announce the start of a new partnership to deliver new affordable housing in Prestonpans.

Funding bid for fishing communities

Published: Tuesday 16th August 2011

People in Cockenzie and Port Seton, Dunbar and North Berwick are being asked to take part in a survey on how funding of £200,000 could help their communities.

Council consults on future of services

Published: Thursday 11th August 2011

Local residents are asked for their views on possible transfer of services to trust.

New co-ordinator appointed for Ageing Well project

Published: Tuesday 9th August 2011

Project helps older people enjoy physical activities and wellbeing

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Number of council homes increases for first time in 30 years

Published: Monday 25th July 2011

The number of council homes in East Lothian has increased for the first time in a generation.

Councils agree in principle to work together in managing education and children's services

Published: Wednesday 29th June 2011

East Lothian and Midlothian Councils have agreed in principle to develop shared arrangements for managing and delivering support services in education and children's services.

Appointment of new Chief Executive

Published: Wednesday 8th June 2011

Angela Leitch selected as preferred candidate

Port Seton Library

Writer of the Year 2011

Published: Wednesday 8th June 2011

Entrants invited to try out for Writer of Year competition

Ruth Currie

Work progressing on Ormiston Community Centre

Published: Wednesday 1st June 2011

Ormiston residents will be delighted to hear that the village’s new community centre is progressing well and the building is expected to be complete by December this year.

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£1.25M to support services to older people in East Lothian

Published: Wednesday 25th May 2011

Cash boost for range of services for older people across the county.

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East Lothian commits to building new homes for rent

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2011

East Lothian Council is set to continue its ambitious new house-building project into 2012 after planned works were approved by Cabinet at a meeting today (Tuesday).

Election Result

Published: Friday 6th May 2011

Election and referendum results - East Lothian

Best Workplace of the Year 2010

Published: Thursday 21st April 2011

East Lothian Council scooped 2 awards at the 4th Annual HR Network Awards 2010.

Muipark Wynd

New homes taking shape at Muirpark Wynd

Published: Tuesday 12th April 2011

The biggest East Lothian Council house building project since the 1970s – 100 new homes at Muirpark Wynd, Tranent – is rapidly taking shape.

Baxters Neuk

A very happy family at Baxter's Neuk, Tranent

Published: Friday 28th January 2011

First family moves into new specially-adapted Council home in Tranent.

Ombudsman comments on social work complaint

Published: Wednesday 22nd December 2010

Complaint made to council regarding financial assessment for residential care

Pavillion opening with Kenny MacAskill and Cllr Ruth Currie

Cash from crime supports local sports facilities

Published: Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Justice Minister, Kenny MacAskill helps to officially open new pavilion

Council accepts revised wind turbine plan

Published: Tuesday 14th September 2010

Council has accepted a revised plan for 22 wind turbines at Wester Dods and Aikengall.

END IT - Stopping violence against women

Published: Tuesday 31st August 2010

Multi-agency partnership launches new campaign aiming to end violence against women

Money Jar

Council prepares for difficult spending choices

Published: Tuesday 24th August 2010

Two recently published reports examining East Lothian Council's finances point to some tough spending choices for the Council over the next few years - despite a better than expected financial position in the current year.

Graphic - Money-house

Cash boost for council housing programme

Published: Friday 2nd July 2010

Scottish Government funding towards affordable housing

Head of Education

East Lothian Council appoints new Head of Education

Published: Tuesday 29th June 2010

Richard Jennings to join Education and Children's Services

Photo - Alex Slamond and race horse

First Minister opens new stable yard complex

Published: Friday 18th June 2010

Horses competing at sell-out Ladies Day meeting enjoy new quarters!

Graphic - SESplan logo

Shaping the future of Edinburgh and South East Scotland 2012

Published: Monday 31st May 2010

Have your say about the future planning of the SESplan area

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Dunbar gets new train link to Edinburgh

Published: Monday 24th May 2010

Councillors Barry Turner and Paul McLennan welcome train driver Robin Sweeney on Monday 24 May after he brought in the first ScotRail Edinburgh to Dunbar service for 20 years.

Stuart Currie

New homes for Tranent announced

Published: Wednesday 21st April 2010

Largest council development in 25 years for Tranent

Catriona Matthew and provost Sheena Richardson

Golfer Catriona Mattew becomes the first Freewoman of East Lothian

Published: Monday 15th February 2010

The 2009 Women's British Open Golf champion, Catriona Matthew, became the first Freewoman of East Lothian following an investiture ceremony at the Marine Hotel, North Berwick last Friday (12 February).

East Lothian Vote

Are You Registered To Vote?

Published: Monday 15th February 2010

To vote in the General Election, which must be held on or before 3 June 2010, you must be registered.

Photo of Stuart Currie

Council housing fit for the future

Published: Thursday 14th January 2010

Minister visits Musselburgh as Housing Bill is published in Scottish Parliament.

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Progress to homelessness 2012 target

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2010

The economic recession, new legislative requirements and a lack of social housing for rent is impeding progress to abolish homelessness in East Lothian by 2012.

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Approval for new affordable homes in Prestonpans

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2009

East Lothian Council has awarded a contract for £900,000 to build eight new affordable properties in Middleshot Square, Prestonpans.

A life in crime

Published: Friday 23rd October 2009

Author to visit Dunbar Library to share her writing tips.

Papers

Survey findings are good news for East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 18th August 2009

East Lothian is one of the best places to live in the UK, according to a recent survey of local opinion. In a poll carried out earlier this year for East Lothian Council, 97 per cent of residents said that the county is a good to place to live, with only 2 per cent rating it as poor.

A museum for Musselburgh

A museum for Musselburgh

Published: Wednesday 1st July 2009

The venue for the new Musselburgh Museum has been announced on the town’s High Street.

Good progress in meeting ‘Contract with the People’

Published: Wednesday 24th June 2009

A ‘mid-term’ report from East Lothian Council shows that steady progress is being made in meeting all the commitments set out in “ Our Contract with the People” – a declaration of joint intent from the ruling Administration which was adopted by the Council two years ago.

Antisocial behaviour plan approved

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2009

East Lothian Council has set out its plans for tackling antisocial behaviour in the county with the approval of a new three-year strategy.

Cllr. Stuart Currie with the Musselburgh records.

500 years of Musselburgh history uncovered in unique find

Published: Thursday 16th April 2009

Unique historical records uncovered giving invaluable picture of Musselburgh's past.

Council Tax

£2.6m for Council house building

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2009

East Lothian Council’s plans to deliver new Council housing in the county have been given a boost thanks to a £2.6m grant from the Scottish Government.

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Contracts awarded for care at home services

Published: Tuesday 7th April 2009

New contracts awarded for Care at Home services

Cllr Stuart Currie with our newest tenants and Alistair Grant from Border Construction Ltd

First new Council houses in Musselburgh for a generation launched

Published: Monday 23rd March 2009

East Lothian Council has officially opened the first new Council homes to be built and let in Musselburgh for a generation.

Housing cost

An additional £2.5m for affordable housing in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 27th January 2009

The Scottish Government has awarded East Lothian an additional £2.5m for affordable housing projects in 2008/09.

Rare Roman tombstone star of 2008 Archaeology Conference

Published: Friday 16th January 2009

Programme details of 2008 Archaeology Conference

Access Scotland's People website at local libraries

Published: Thursday 15th January 2009

Genealogy help sessions available at Musselburgh and Haddington libraries

Addressing health inequality in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2009

East Lothian Council to lead on new government initiative to tackle health inequalities in the county.

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East Lothian Council approves £110m affordable housing plan

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2008

East Lothian Council has committed to a £110m affordable housing programme during 2009-2014.

East Lothian Provost expenses

Published: Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Council response to erroneous media reports

Council says no to coastal car parking charges

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2008

A meeting of East Lothian Council has today (28 October 2008) agreed not to introduce car parking charges at any of its 13 coastal sites following the results of a public consultation into the issue.

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