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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 […]

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Belhaven Lobster

Sustaining Dunbar’s Local Good Food Alliance talks to father and son, Eddie and Lawrie McFarlane of Belhaven Lobster about fishing during a pandemic, Brexit, sustainability and hopes for the future. Interview by Rosie Harrison.

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Ola’s Diary 1 -A network of passionate people.

In the middle of the strange summer of 2020, I was invited to join the Sustaining Dunbar team to help develop a new project called “What If?” As it happened, I just completed reading the inspirational Rob Hopkins book of the same title. It felt rather serendipitous – I was ready to go! If you ever crave […]

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Carbon Conversations

We are planning to host a number of Carbon Conversations groups for individuals and organisations in Dunbar and District over the Autumn and Winter of 2020/21.Carbon Conversations are about getting together with a small group of our friends/neighbours/colleagues in a safe and well supported space to help us face our complex reactions to climate breakdown and […]

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2020 Member’s Meeting

7-8pm Tuesday 1st September (online). This year we are holding our Annual Member’s Meeting (AGM) online. This is your chance to find out more about what Sustaining Dunbar has been up to over the past year and, in particular, about future plans and activities, including for The What If Network*. All welcome, please do come […]

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What if… COVID-19 stimulated our communities to be even stronger and more thriving?

While life was easier for many of us before COVID-19, below the surface “normal” was far from perfect. Often out of sight and out of mind, “normal” was a time of inequality with food banks getting ever busier across the country, of rising mental ill health, of loneliness, of social and political divisions, and of environmental […]

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Another World is Possible…

Can we grasp this moment? We might look back longingly to the time before the pandemic and the restrictions it’s brought. But while life was easier for many of us, below the surface, often out of sight and out of mind, “normal” was a mess. “Normal” meant rising inequalities, with food banks getting ever busier […]

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Dunbar and East Linton Area Community COVID Response

The incredible response from the community of Dunbar and East Linton to the crisis caused by the global pandemic should be held up as a gold standard. Dunbar and East Linton is and has always been a community-minded place with a fiercely responsible get-it-done attitude to solving problems for local folk, by local folk. This […]