The John Muir Festival comes to town on 21st April 2014 including a vibrant programme of events happening all over town. From Guerrilla Poets and dance troops to caravan Obscura and Guerrilla Gardening there will be lots to see and get involved with. There will be activities across locations at Lauderdale Park, the Harbour, Lochend Woods (Sunday 20th April), Dunbar Golf club (Tuesday 22nd April) and of course the High Street which will be the focus point for the Opening Ceremony. Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland is due to open the Way at 12noon outside Muir's Birthplace, which is sure to draw a large crowd.
The Courier is running a window competition with glossy posters promoting the festival (available from Dunbar T-Shirt Shop or cut out from Courier) encouraging local shops to dress up their windows in John Muir Inspired Ways. Local traders will also be dressing in Victorian headwear and featuring John Muir style beards to take the town back to the days of John Muir.
This is an exciting event and likely be one of the busiest days in the Calendar for Dunbar, we hope everyone takes the opportunity to capture images and share their experience of this wonderful event.
Official Merchandise can be purchased from Dunbar T-Shirt Shop (104 High Street or Online) and Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers have commissioned a John Muir Way Tartan (Available from Bowe Sports, high street or Online) Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers have designed and registered the John Muir Way Tartan, which will also be available at the Dunbar pop up shop at 117 High street Dunbar from 21st April -26 April
. A number of outlets will be selling maps and guide books for those wishing to journey along the way.
The high street from West Port Roundabout to the St Annes Roundabout will be closed between 6am and 6pm. No exception made unless emergency services vehicle.