Projects


Electrolyser Feasibility Study

Electrolyser Feasibility Study


Posted on May 15, 2015

In 2014 Sustaining Dunbar, along with Community Energy Scotland, formed a local consortium to explore innovative solutions to local energy issues. With over 100 wind turbines installed in the Dunbar area (and more planned), high levels of wind generation have taken up all the capacity at many grid supply points. Overcapacity means that readily available renewable electricity supplies have to be curtailed. Energy storage would help...

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Zero Waste Town

Zero Waste Town


Posted on Oct 23, 2014

In 2014 Dunbar and District competed to become Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town, under a new Zero Waste Scotland initiative to support community focused projects that aim to promote the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The Zero Waste Town initiative aims to recognise collective efforts in communities to reduce waste and maximise re-use and recycling, supporting the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. Zero Waste Dunbar...

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Dunbar Cycling Infrastructure

Dunbar Cycling Infrastructure


Posted on Sep 13, 2014

Sustaining Dunbar’s early surveys quickly identified that many people do not cycle because they do not feel the roads are safe. Over the years we have been working with East Lothian Council to improve crossings, establish cycle lanes and and create new routes and paths. Through the schools the official “School Travel Plan” has been a catalyst for change. We have initiated a number of longer-term projects, such as...

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Led by the UK Association of Community Rail Partnerships, and supported by the Scottish Government and SESTran, the East Lothian Community Rail Partnership is only the second such partnership in Scotland. Sustaining Dunbar has been involved from the start with the aim of attracting more people to use the train as an alternative to private car travel. A founder member of the East Lothian Community Rail Partnership, Sustaining...

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Belhaven Community Garden

Belhaven Community Garden


Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Belhaven Community Garden (BCG) is a Sustaining Dunbar project to transform an area of land adjacent to Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar, into gardens where local residents, community groups, staff and patients can grow together. There is a real sense of community and a shared love of growing food, herbs, flowers and people. The site is being made available to Sustaining Dunbar, initially on a five year agreement, up to 4th October 2017 by...

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Feed your family from 50 miles

Feed your family from 50 miles


Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Feed your family from fifty miles is a very simple project to label and promote locally grown food. This is partly about reducing food miles but it is also about supporting the local food economy. We live in a relatively fertile area of Scotland, so why isn’t more of our food locally grown? Many of us would like to eat locally grown and produced food but sometimes we just don’t have the time to shop around to find it and some...

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Energy Advice

Energy Advice


Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Sustaining Dunbar was able to offer free impartial energy advice to householders through home energy audits for residents in the Dunbar and East Linton ward between 2009 and early 2015. Very helpful. We received discounted curtain lining and draft proofing of our old sash and case windows. Mrs D, Dunbar Click here to learn more One of our auditors can visit your home at a time that suits you. The visit takes around 30 to 60 minutes...

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Dunbar Bikeability

Dunbar Bikeability


Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Bikeability Dunbar is another Sustaining Dunbar project which aims to help you get your bike out of the shed and back on the road.  Bikeability is a cycle training scheme, usually delivered in schools between P5 and S2, that teaches children to cycle safely, to learn how to deal with traffic and that, above all, to get children excited about cycling. We are a team of cycle enthusiasts (our Bike Doctors are Dan Waters, Mark James, Ray...

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