The Household Canny Challenge

Spread dunbar.orgThe Household Canny Challenge is the Sustaining Dunbar project funded by the Scottish Government and works to help achieve Scottish Government objectives.

The programme supports households and Schools to reduce their C02 emissions through actions they choose to take such as: draught proofing and insulating their homes/ schools, reducing energy use, generation of renewable energy, growing more of their own food, wasting less food and reusing food waste to make rich compost, reducing waste going to landfill, and changing how they travel to school and work. Continue reading

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Why don’t you take the train?

Take the survey

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 08.41.24The brand new East Lothian Community Rail Partnership brings together train operators, community councils, East Lothian Council and local people to promote rail travel around East Lothian.

They are working to improve the range of information available at stations and keep stations looking beautiful, as well as finding ways to co-ordinate bus and train timetables and other practical measures. It is a significant achievement for East Lothian to have one of the first government supported partnerships in Scotland, and before they get started they’d like to hear why and how you currently use the train, and why not. Please help out by taking the 10-minute survey.

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Pizza Party Pot Luck

July 25, 2014
6:30 pmto10:00 pm

Food25th July – 6:30 at the Pizza Oven in Lochend Woods we are hosting a Pizza Party Pot Luck. Pizza bases will be supplied – you bring toppings to share  (which have been grown within 50 miles Dunbar and have not travelled more than 50 miles from source).

If you would like to learn how to get the pizza oven fired up – please come along to the woods around 4;30.

Otherwise – see you at 6:30 to start cooking and eating. Bring your musical instruments.

50 miles

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Looking for day-trips in the holidays?

Did you know that you can get unlimited travel by bus from Dunbar as far as Stirling or Dunfermline for £12.10 using the One-ticket?


Welcome to Kids Go Free

Or take advantage of Kids Go Free on off-peak trains (including all weekend) and also get 1 free child’s ticket to lots of top attractions including Edinburgh Dungeon, Aberdeen’s Satrosphere, Snow Factor at Xscape in Glasgow, the Loch Ness Centre, Dundee’s Science Centre, Deep Sea World in Queensferry.

Or check out all these 2-for-1 offers if you travel by train. Including The Stand Comedy Club on Thursdays.





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Invitation to tender

We are seeking a consultant to work with us to prepare an options appraisal and recommendations for taking forward a project to create a community owned business park. This will provide a sufficiently detailed business case to prepare an application for funding from the Scottish Land Fund towards the land purchase. For more information, see: Community Business Park Business Case Tender Brief

The aim of the project is to create a community owned business park that will cater for local businesses and create opportunities for start-ups, employment, skills training, education and volunteering. Activities on the site could include light industrial units, commercial kitchen, office space, market, café, recycling & upcycling, food growing & horticulture, practical skills training, gallery & exhibition space, artist & makers studio space with retail, classrooms, auction, car boot sales, communal workshops, music venue, pop-up shops, self-catering accommodation etc.

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