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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Barbara Gardener-Rowell joins Sustaining Dunbar as a volunteer embedded artist.
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.