Summer East Lothian Life Available now!

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The summer issue of East Lothian Life is available now.  Pick up your copy from local outlets - it really is packed full of great articles, stunning photographs and a great read!

Dunbar Civic Week Window Comp

Dunbar Civic Week takes place from 16th to 24th June 2018 and all the fun packed details can be found here

The Dunbar Branch of Unicef is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year and the DTA during civic week have agreed to help them in their quest to raise £30,000 to help mark this special pearl anniversary.

To get involved and chance to win some great cash prizes simple discover the Unicef item placed in the following shop windows around the town. Once complete hand your form in to Dunbar T-Shirt Shop 104 High Street Dunbar by 5pm 25th June.

Form can be found below:

Parking Consultation Deadline 9th May

We all know the infuriating feeling of missing the last car-parking space, well, imagine how you are going to feel if you don’t have your say on ELC’s parking strategy. Time s running out to take part in the consultation. Click here while there is till time. Deadline is 9 May.

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East Lothian parking strategy HAVE YOUR SAY

East Lothian Council are carrying out a consultation with regards to Local
Transport Strategy, part of which is the introduction of parking charges for
both on-street and off-street parking.

PLEASE can I ask you to take part in the consultation and advise as many
friends, colleagues as possible about this consultation and the possibility
of parking charges being introduced.

The consultation closes on 10 May a workshop will be held in Dunbar British
Legion on 24 April, from 7pm-9pm

The consultation document is not an easy document to get through, but can we
ask you to persevere and if you object to the introduction of high street
and off-street parking to tick strongly disagree on the consultation
document. The link to the survey online is here:



Print & Embroidery East Lothian @ Dunbar T-Shirt Shop

Dunbar T-Shirt Shop is proud to announce our full range is now available to browse at the touch of a button on our newly revamped website

With over 11,000 products to choose from why not browse and see if we can offer you or your business the branded clothing you need. We provide uniforms to lots of business clients throughout the country, whether you are a single tradesmen or a large business there is no minimum order quantity. We also have a wide range of Sports clothing for different activities and can provide a 'print when needed' service making it much easier to manage than having to order wholesale amounts and deal with the stress of boxes of printed items.

We also offer a range of personalised gifts and happy to produce one off items for special occasions or maybe just a design you like.


Spring into East Lothian Life Magazine

Have you seen the spring issue of East Lothian Life?  Not only is it packed with some great articles and stunning photographs it makes an ideal gift so why not treat yourself, a family member or friend to a year of discovery!


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The spring issue of East Lothian Life is out now and available in your local shop, library, deli.  Visit for a list of stockists.

A great win for Scotland this weekend. Still need a shirt to show your support? Vists Bowe Sports

A great win for Scotland this weekend. Still need a shirt to show your support? Bowe Sports have stock of various adult and junior shirts.

The Official Scotland Sevens Shirt for the 2017/2018 World Series. In traditional navy, this shirt features a subtle saltire inspired texture between purple stripes, with a round neck collar and purple accents on the sleeves. This replica shirt is standard fit, with short sleeves and produced using polyester making it perfect for cheering on the squad from the stands. £62.99 Jnr £54.00. Also stock of adult and junior tees and polo shirts from £22.50.


New extension Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd is set to increase turnover and work force.

To mark the occasion of Belhaven Smokehouse’s recent expansion, which has cost in excess of £500k, Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Connectivity, vised Belhaven Smokehouse on 22 February to officially open the new factory extension and view first-hand the achievements of this small East Lothian employer. 


Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: ‘It’s fantastic to see this new extension first hand and see how the Scottish Government’s £113,000 funding will help the Belhaven Smokehouse to increase its production and develop new product ranges. ‘The work of businesses like Belhaven Smokehouse is contributing to Scotland’s food and drink success story and will help us in our ambitions to double the value of the industry to £30 billion by 2030.’


Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd, established over 40 years ago has grown from strength to strength.  Originally specialising in fish farming they were unusual in that they added value to their produce by gutting, filleting and smoking trout, which they sold directly to their customers.


Not a company to stand still, they diversified to smoking Shetland salmon, local white fish, meat and cheese.  Production has grown steadily, so much so, they have outgrown their premises four times.  Their more recent, specially designed premises reflect the need to keep pace with food standard agency demands for quality, food safety controls and traceability.

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Working with a number of key customers they have developed a range of bespoke cures for both salmon and trout.  Their reputation for excellent quality, customer service and consistency of product has enabled them to secure customers in many parts of the United Kingdom and Abroad.  Increase in turnover has exceeded expectations and we are already exceeding figures which have been projected for 2019.


Belhaven Smokehouse has been the recipient of both local and national awards which encourages them to achieve further goals, whilst at the same time, maintaining their core principles for quality and diversity.  Their farm shop, which is open seven days a week, not only showcases their range of fresh and smoked produce; but stocks a terrific range of East Lothian and Scottish produce.


David Pate, Managing Director commented ‘we have a small but dedicated team at Belhaven Smokehouse who work extremely hard.  It is through their efforts that this expansion has been enabled and we are delighted to announce two new staff members have joined our team.’ Belhaven Smokehouse is indebted to Forth Flag, the European Maritime Fisheries Funds and Scottish Government for their financial contribution.