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Getting Listed

Local groups get a free listing page simply contact us for more details. Any business within EH42 can have dedicated page by joining the DTA, for substantially less than most advertisers would charge for an advert on such a well ranked website.

DTA History

The Dunbar Trades’ Association has been in operation since 1948 and is one of the oldest surviving associations in the EH42 area. Our values are simple, we seek to improve the local area and promote more economic activity. We deliver this through voluntary events, projects and collective promotion of businesses operating in EH42. We have members from all sectors of industry from shop keepers, tradesmen, sole traders to large businesses. We have strong ties with local government and other local organisations, which informs members about what is happening in our town. We advise members of any plans or events which may present opportunities to increase economic activity. As a member you will be able to network and have face-to-face discussions with a variety of local business people providing you with a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Over the years the DTA has gained funding and spent thousands of pounds promoting the town both locally, nationally and internationally. We issue a Discover Dunbar brochure each year highlighting the attraction of the local area and distribute this to many tour operators, attractions and individuals. We have also worked tirelessly to improve the local area, amenities and signage, something that is vital to keep our High Street alive.

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Members enjoy active participation at our monthly members meetings, hearing first hand from project teams and guest speakers. Allowing you to direct any questions and raise any ideas with the association and ELC representatives who attend. You also enjoy prominent promotion on our website which is the top ranking website for Dunbar, receiving thousands of hits each month. You can also get involved as much or as little as you would like with the activities planned for the year. As a member you will have voting rights at our annual general meeting and any extraordinary general meeting called to elect the committee to lead forward a robust agenda.

Why Join

You may already have preconceived notions about the DTA, I would ask you suspend them until trying. Our association is a collective of mutually interested business owners and operators who would like to see our towns economic activity thriving. Your involvement can be as little or as much as you would like, from simply receiving and giving information to a more active role in organising, facilitating or even leading on projects, there are always plenty of things to be done.

Membership can be paid by cheque made payable to Dunbar Trades Assocation, Cash or Direct Banking DTA banking details are available on reciept of application form. Email for an application form today!