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Prickly Progress

An East Lothian project that aims to help the hedgehog population in Dunbar has been awarded new funding of around £4,000 to continue throughout 2024. Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’ will now be supported by local waste recycling company Viridor and tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland. The project encourages Dunbar residents to think about hedgehogs…

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Number 95

A community hub for Dunbar Town Centre? What do you think? The Bank of Scotland has announced that it will be closing its branch at 95 High Street, Dunbar in May 2024.  Sustaining Dunbar is proposing to use the Community Right to Buy legislation in order to try to bring these premises into community ownership,…

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Civic Week Events at Belhaven Community Garden

Belhaven Community Garden at Belhaven Hospital, EH42 1TR Thursday 13th June at 6pm.  Family friendly.  FREE Gather at the polytunnel and enjoy an evening stroll with Sally Gouldstone to identify wildflowers. Saturday 15th June at 8.30am.  Family Friendly.  FREE Inspect our moth traps and identify our catch over a morning croissant, bring a coffee!

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Why Not Scotland?

Film showing and discussion for Dunbar Civic Week, Tuesday 11th June, 7-9pm Dunbar Townhouse, EH42 1ER FREE (donations welcome) but booking recommended as space is limited Scotland ranks as one of the most nature-depleted countries on Earth, but what if a different future was possible? Across mainland Europe, nature is making a dramatic recovery –…

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Carey’s Spring Highlights 2024

The Beehive Garden, Dunbar Nursery School The children have been very busy planting salad and veggies in the Beehive Garden and poly tunnel and harvesting our leeks to make leek and tattie soup!  So far this year we have beans and corn, beetroot and potatoes, leeks, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, salad leaves and strawberries.  We have…

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Climate Cafe

Second Wed of the month 12.30-14.00 Next Cafe: May 8th – St Anne’s Church An open, inclusive, café space for people to get together to talk and take Climate Action. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation and get involved.  Simple lunch Soup & Bread from Dunbar Community Bakery Optional: Bring cake/ tray bake to share…

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Dunbar Local Place Plan -Draft

Since November 2022 representatives of the Dunbar Community Council, West Barns Community Council, Sustaining Dunbar, Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership and Dunbar Trades’ Association have worked together to conduct surveys, hold consultation days and analyse findings to inform the development of a ‘Local Place Plan’ for Dunbar and West Barns. ‘Local Place Plans‘ were…

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Watch Pledgehog on BBC Landward

BBC Scotland’s farming and countryside programme ‘Landward’ will be broadcast from Dunbar on Thursday 18th April. Presenter Rosie Morton will meet Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project Officer, Jen Walker, to see what she is doing to help hedgehogs survive there. Jen says “It has been a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the work the project is doing.…

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Social Drinks

Sustaining Dunbar, Social Drinks.  Every Third Thursday of the month, 8pm onwards at Station Yard Micropub Come along for an informal meet-up with other members of Sustaining Dunbar. What if … we imagined … a future full of possibility … where we focus on a positive vision … where we tell a new story of a…

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Tree-mendous Team Effort

Local organisations have been springing into action at Dunbar’s Winterfield Park to help hedgehogs as they come out of winter hibernation. Logs are being kindly donated by Dunbar based tree surgeon David Carnegie, owner of Treetek, to build a large log pile, aiming to benefit local hedgehogs. Jen Walker, Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project Officer says…