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Summer Events Programme

We’ve compiled this programme of local events (45 at last count) happening over the summer months. Everything from ‘Art in the Garden’ to stonestacking, Zumba and Gentle Yoga. Some are one-off, some recur weekly. Please note that this information is mostly provided by other groups and some events need to be pre-booked -please check with […]

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The Journey of the LGFA Coordinator

Naomi Barnes shares her journey as Coordinator of the Local Good Food Alliance -June 2021 Context My role as the Local Good Food Alliance Coordinator started in mid December 2020, after Ola Wojtkiewicz set up the group in response to community engagement as part of Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘What If?’ project, the previous summer. There are […]

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Belhaven Garden Summer Workshops

Drawing , printing and medicinal plants Come and enjoy a summer workshop with artist Anna Davis, getting closer to some of our wild medicinal plants with an immersive combination of drawing, and printing while drinking infused teas and looking at the plants medicinal properties.  The workshops are free although donations to Belhaven community garden are welcome through […]

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What Next? – Planning Our Future

Back in the early summer of 2020 Sustaining Dunbar spoke with lots of local groups, many working at the sharp end of helping people to cope with the pandemic. We asked if it would be useful to work together and plan for the future. Most said ‘yes’ and the  What If Project began. The project focussed on […]

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Rejuvenating the Secret Brewery Garden

Belhaven Brewery has partnered with Sustaining Dunbar to build a relationship that will see the special brewery gardens revitalised by a new Community Outreach Gardener. For years the brewery gardens have been hidden behind the brew house, but this partnership will see the secret gardens shared with people throughout Scotland as well as visitors from […]

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SOLE Dunbar

The SOLE (Supporting our Local Economy) website is now live. Kirsty McIntosh from SOLE explains more about this project in this guest blog. In March 2020 when the pandemic hit and lockdown was imposed, communities around Scotland swung into action to support those within them who were in need. Local businesses lost significant revenue both […]

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Twa Burns Wood

Climate Action East Linton (CAEL) in association with Robbie and Tommy Dale recently collaborated to plant a new species-rich scrub woodland – “Twa Burns Wood”. The focus of the Twa Burns Wood Project is biodiversity which ties in perfectly with CAEL’s biodiversity theme.  This project provided a great opportunity for the community to get involved […]

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

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

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Climate Action East Linton -event report

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

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Wheat Project

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