Projects


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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East Linton Auction Mart

East Linton Auction Mart


Posted on Aug 31, 2014

We supported the East Linton Auction Mart to look at options to develop the site and buildings (including the iconic former auction mart building) at the old sale ground as a community and small business hub. The Mart is now up and running as an independent enterprise. Click here to learn more The scheme developed when a small group of residents got together and started to discuss what could be done to develop the site. Surveys...

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Worms Work

Worms Work


Posted on Aug 31, 2014

The Worms Work project has been started, through schools in the Dunbar and East Linton area, to teach children to teach others and their families how to save a valuable resource that often ends up rotting away in a landfill site. Worms fed on food waste live happily and work tirelessly in a small box made from locally grown timber In return for being fed on leftovers and given a nice place to live, the worms will provide a top grade...

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School Challenge

School Challenge


Posted on Aug 29, 2014

The School Canny Programme is working with schools throughout Ward 7 to assist them to develop Canny School Action Plans.It is part of Household Canny Challenge, a local project funded by the Scottish Government. All participating Schools are working to learn more about climate change and reduce their carbon emissions The project aims to help reduce household and school energy and food bills and to make our streets and roads safer for...

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Household Canny

Household Canny


Posted on Aug 29, 2014

This project seeks progressive reductions in carbon emissions through facilitating and supporting people to improve their household energy efficiency, grow more of their own food, reduce food waste through composting, and make their streets safer for walking and cycling and to make it easier to use public transport. If you want advice and support to make it easier for you to: make your streets safer for your children to play, walk and...

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Cycle Friendly Dunbar

Cycle Friendly Dunbar


Posted on Jun 21, 2014

A project that aims to give people the confidence to cycle more and cycle further by encouraging local businesses and attractions to welcome cyclists. The scheme pledge involves having secure cycle parking, bike pumps, local maps and puncture repair kits available. Hopefully it will also inspire touring cyclists on the N76 or John Muir Way to drop in to Dunbar as they know they will get a warm and sympathetic welcome. Inspiration came...

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Borrow & Lend

Borrow & Lend


Posted on Sep 8, 2013

Don’t want to waste a fortune on a bike trailer to find it is not what you wanted, going to be used infrequently or perhaps want to try out commuting to work with a folding bike? This service has been strapped together to share the resources we have managed to collect, to benefit groups and also individuals. No charges are made for the lend but we do require you to be a member. Borrow...

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Community Chicken Co-op

Community Chicken Co-op


Posted on Sep 2, 2013

The DGS Community Chicken Coop is home to 10 happy free-range hens and is located at the back of Dunbar Grammar School. It is a true community effort! We are always on the look out for new members so if you are interested please do not hesitate to contact Janet McDougall Welch janetwelch@sustainingdunbar.org. Please note that the Coop is currently dormant because of the building work to extend the school. The Coop opened in November...

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