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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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Embedded Artist

Barbara Gardener-Rowell joins Sustaining Dunbar as a volunteer embedded artist.

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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 […]

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Community Outreach Gardener

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

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Hustings

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

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Kirsty McLuckie interview

Sustaining Dunbar’s Local Good Food Alliance talks to Kirsty McLuckie, Pupil Support Worker at Dunbar Grammar School, about the John Muir Award, foraging and the importance of growing and preparing your own food. Interview by Rosie Harrison in November 2020.

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Belhaven Community Garden Cook-Outs

This series of cook-outs is a great example of local partnership working: they’re held at Belhaven Community Garden, which is run by Sustaining Dunbar. The Local Good Food Alliance was successful in applying for funding to Dunbar & East Linton Area Partnership, and they are also part-funded and hosted by the Community Carrot, whose Development […]