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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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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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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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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…

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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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Hedge-hugs

Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’ wants to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by asking everyone to help lonely hedgehogs and are highlighting the problems faced by hedgehogs looking for a mate.   Jen Walker, Dunbar Pledgehog Officer explains, “As hedgehogs come out of winter hibernation their thoughts turn to breeding. Amorous males will travel long…

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Hedgehogs in January and February

At the moment hedgehogs are usually still in hibernation (which generally last around 4 months from around December to March/April). I’m not aware of any hedgehogs that have been seen in Dunbar this month yet but we did see footage of a hedgehog at Lammermuir House Care Home and in a couple of local gardens…

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HOGmanay Count

More people have seen a hedgehog in Dunbar than ever before! It can be extremely difficult to see a wild hedgehog, as they are very elusive creatures. However, it has been revealed that in 2023 more East Lothian residents in Dunbar have managed to see them. This is mostly thanks to Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’,…

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Carey’s Autumn news

The Green Team We are very happy to be back at Belhaven after such a long time away.  Our first job was helping to build a Scarecrow for the shared beds. We all worked together and had a lot of fun stuffing one of Michael’s old shirts and a pair of Gordon’s old tracksuit bottoms. …

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Connecting Dunbar

We preparing for our engagement event at Our Lady of the Waves Hall on Saturday 30th Sept 10am-3pm, which will be a part of the broader Local Place Plan consultation.   We’re publishing interim results from the ongoing Connecting Dunbar consultation as a taster over on the dedicated website over the next couple of days covering…