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Connected Communities

East Lothian Council’s ‘Connected Communities’ team promote and deliver the council’s community empowerment aims, working collaboratively with other council services and community organisations, including Area Partnerships, community councils and voluntary organisations – to make a difference and help reduce inequalities. Sustaining Dunbar’s Local Good Food Alliance talks to Helen Harper from Connected Communities about Dunbar community resilience, food provision and […]

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Community Recovery Funding

Funding to help the community recover from COVID The Scottish Government’s Community Recovery fund is supporting community groups in Dunbar and East Linton to recover from the effects of the pandemic. The application was coordinated by Sustaining Dunbar and benefits around 30 groups and organisations across the Dunbar and East Linton Ward. The award of […]

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‘What If?’ workshops

What If Visioning Workshops (1st session, Thursday 10th December, 7.30-9pm) Let’s imagine a future full of possibility, let’s imagine a future where no one is left out, where Dunbar, East Linton and the local villages are home to thriving people, where nature thrives on the land and in the sea. Imagine a future where we have […]

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1000 Better Stories

Two more episodes in the Dunbar and District ‘mini-series’ from Scottish Community Climate Action Network’s ‘1000 Better Stories’ podcast are now available: 1000 Better Stories 06 – A Garden of Plenty Our final stop in our virtual visit to Dunbar is Belhaven Community Garden, before hearing some final thoughts on the power of community from […]

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Belhaven Community Garden in Autumn

Over 30 volunteers lend their green hands to developing and caring for Belhaven Community Garden which has been a favourite local place for over 8 years now. As a Sustaining Dunbar project, in the three acres of grounds at Belhaven Hospital, BCG is nurtured and run by this enthusiastic group of volunteers who manage the […]

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‘What if?’ podcast 1

We are thrilled to share the first What If? podcast with you! Paul, the ‘Story Weaver’ from the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, has expertly started weaving our story together. Enjoy listening to Part 1 today. The next two parts will be released over the next two weeks. The first part of a virtual visit […]

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John Muir – Earth Planet Universe

Outdoor Exhibition now at Dunbar Battery John Muir and humanity’s 21st century challenge  This exhibition – John Muir – Earth Planet Universe – is one of a number created by the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace over the years. Previous exhibitions have focused on Muir himself, for example as a writer or a geologist. This […]

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St Baldred’s, Tyninghame

Sustaining Dunbar’s Local Good Food Alliance talks to Danny Wight and Erica Wimbush of St Baldred’s smallholding, Tyninghame, about quality produce, community and aspirations for improved links between local growers and consumers. Interview by Rosie Harrison.

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Dunbar Town Centre -What if?

Dunbar’s town centre is pretty special. There are few towns in Scotland of a similar size with such a range of independent shops, eating places and other local businesses – and with museums, community centre, harbour and much more so close together. Even before COVID, town centres across the UK have been affected by the rise […]

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Ola’s Diary 2 -Food for a Better Future

During all my recent meetings -some with those of you I have known for a while but never previously had a chance to talk with at length- a few themes have emerged and food has been a recurring topic. So many of you have helped organise hot meals for local people during lockdown, baked delicious […]