Apr 162012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are hosting a series of road shows across East and Midlothian to highlight the dangers of vehicle modification to young drivers.

The events, which will take place in Straiton, Dunbar, Haddington, Musselburgh and East Fortune will demonstrate various modifications regularly made to cars and provide advice and guidance on their legality.

Every day in Scotland, around 16 young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 are involved in serious road collisions that result in death or serious injury.

To assist with the presentations, Road Policing Officers and Road Safety Officerst have taken possession of a new car, which has been heavily modified

The vehicle was acquired and altered with the help of various partners in the commercial sector.

Participants will be given advice and guidance on how these modifications affect the vehicle and the potential collision risks they pose.

The road shows are open to drivers of all ages and anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to come along and discuss any driving issues they may have with police.

A police spokesman said:

Modifying a vehicle may seem like a desirable choice for young drivers who have recently gained their licence.

However, alterations to engine capacity or other vehicle amendments may increase the risk of being involved in a collision and can also be illegal.

It is, therefore, important we engage with these drivers and highlight all the associated dangers of vehicle modification.

We would like to thank our partner organisations for their assistance with the educational car, which will act as a vital tool in our efforts to reduce the number of casualties on our roads.

Any businesses or employers of young drivers, who would like this vehicle to attend at their workplace, please contact The Road Safety Office 0131 654 5539 to arrange a date and time.

Apr 152012

Nina Nesbitt with East Lothian FM's Rachel Roxx

Nina Nesbitt (pictured left) made the trip from Edinburgh to Haddington yesterday (Sat 14th April) to join Rachel Roxx on her afternoon show. We had a great response from Nina’s followers on Twitter – Known as Nesbians! and lots of questions from Rachel’s regular listeners.

If you missed the programme, fear not. The interview, including an exclusive play of “Make Me Fall”, is available on YouTube by clicking here: http://elfm.co/nina or you candownload another version with a couple of jingles that Nina recorded for us by clicking here: Nina Nesbitt Interview – With Jingles.

Nina told Rachel all about her new EP “The Apple Tree” which will be available on iTunes for pre-order from tomorrow. We also heard about her tour with Ed Sheeran last year and upcoming tours for this year. She will be supporting Example for four dates of his arena tour and playing her own headline tour in various UK cities including Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If you want to find out more about Nina, check out these links:

Remember to check out the interview, it’s well worth a listen!

Apr 152012

At the end of March, Beyond Boundaries East Lothian held an accessible cycling event at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School in Musselburgh. They had a fantastic day and want to thank everyone that turned up to join in and their sponsors for making the day possible.

Here’s a few pictures to give you an idea of what they got up to:

Apr 122012

Pic of Staffie DogThis morning we received this article from Kay Hamilton. It’s all about the breed of dogs she loves so much. In fact, she loves them so much, she heads up Scottish Staffie Rescue, a charity dedicated to their welfare

Written by Linda – an SSBTR volunteer

Staffies! Whether you love them or you hate them there’s no getting past the fact that this breed is set apart from all others, the marmite of the dog world! With such passion on each side of the debate the true Staffie story is being lost in the media hype.

Adopting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier comes with its downsides – the stigma attached to owning this breed of dog can make for very frustrated owners, ‘deed not breed’ is a phrase I’m sure every Staffie owner has said once if not 100 times!

Having said that, the benefits of adopting one of these beautiful and misunderstood dogs far outweigh any negative.

Staffies are very much people-orientated dogs; they always want to please you and be with you and they thrive in a family environment. Once nicknamed the “nanny dog” the media perception of Staffies could not be further from the truth. They may look the part for those who want a tough ‘status’ dog, but it soon comes to light that they’re so soft they’d rather cuddle up with the burglar than guard your house! Continue reading »

Apr 112012

This Thursday join Graeme Logan for Brunch between 10am and 2pm. His guests this week include:

Billy OceanBilly Ocean

BILLY OCEAN is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime.

He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.

Billy got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish Love Really Hurts Without You, which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US. Two top twenty singles followed; Love on Delivery and Stop Me, then Red Light Spells Danger became a smash in both the UK and the US.

Dave Ball

DAVE BALL will talk about the upcoming release of 2 albums. Don’t Forget Your Alligator is a stunning solo album and BEDLAM In Command 1973 is a new release of recordings made by BEDLAM, a short lived band from the early 70’s. Both are released on 23rd April 2012

Dave fist came to the record buying public’s attention as a member of PROCUL HARUM where he spent two years and then he left to form BEDLAM with COZY POWELL. His illustrious career includes his being a member of APPLEJACKS, ACE KEFFORD STAND, BIG BERTHA, BEDLAM and PROCUL HARUM.


FIN aka Robert Finlay is an Alternative Folk Rock based in Hertfordshire. Despite playing music all his life, it was not until FIN went travelling to South America in 2009 and was sitting in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest that he realised he should form a band and perform more frequently. His début album These Words Aren’t Meant For Me was released last year.

Brunch on Friday

Claudia Morris

Claudia Morris

CLAUDIA MORRIS – Jazz singer will be talking about her new single Light Up my Life which is supporting the charity Allergy UK.

Claudia is supporting Allergy UK, a charity close to her heart, by donating the proceeds from her latest single to help raise awareness of allergies and the way they effect people’s lives.

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Apr 112012

L&B Police LogoPolice in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses following an incident where dogs attacked and killed a deer.

The incident happened around 4.50pm on Friday (April 6), at Gullane Bents.  A man and woman were walking with three dogs along the beach and then in the car park, where the incident took place.

The three dogs, a greyhound and two deerhounds, attacked the young deer and inflicted fatal abdominal wounds before they were brought under control.

A police spokesman said:

This is obviously a distressing incident, especially for those members of the public who were in the car park and saw what happened.

We are appealing for assistance to help trace the man and woman who were with the dogs, and anyone with any information that can assist our inquiries should contact police immediately.

We would also appeal directly to the man and woman to come forward.

Anyone with any information should contact:

Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131
Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.