May 312012

Lothian and Borders Police LogoPolice in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Prestonpans High Street in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

The 35-year-old victim suffered a fractured jaw and cheekbone in the attack, which happened around 1.30am, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.  He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said:

We want to speak to anyone who was in the area of the High Street in Prestonpans in the early hours of this morning, who may have witnessed the incident or saw or heard anything suspicious.

Anyone else who has any information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch.

Anyone with any information can contact:

May 282012

Iain Gray, MSP for East LothianLast Friday, Iain Gray – MSP for East Lothian (pictured left) popped into ELFM for an interview with our very own Graeme Logan.

Iain shares the concerns of many East Lothian residents about public transport and especially rural bus routes. Many of our villages and outlying hamlets risked losing their services completely, so Iain told us about the hard work he has been doing to organise alternative operators to take over these routes.

He also spoke about the possibility of re-opening the East Linton Railway Station as part of a plan to improve the commuter train service to Dunbar.

Iain was very impressed by the service offered by East Lothian FM. He agreed that there is a definite need for a community radio station in the county and hoped that we would be successful in our application for a license to broadcast on FM.

May 232012

Iain Gray visits ELFMEast Lothian FM are delighted to announce that our local Scottish Government MP, Iain Gray will be visiting the station this Friday (25th May). We are expecting him at around 10 am so that Graeme Logan can interview him on The Big Brunch.

Iain Gray started his career as a Maths and Physics teacher in Edinburgh. He spent some time teaching in Mozambique before returning to the UK and joining Scottish Oxfam as Campaign Director.

Iain has been an MSP for East Lothian since 2007 and was Leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament from September 2008 to December 2011.

May 212012

Fundraiser at Fraser Centre, Tranent

Saturday 9th June is going to be a very busy day for us all at East Lothian FM. We’ll be at the Fraser Centre in Tranent early, getting ready for their Open Day Extravaganza. East Lothian FM will be broadcasting LIVE from the event during the afternoon.

In the evening, the tables turn and the Fraser Centre is giving East Lothian FM the use of their hall for a Fundraiser of our own. We’ll be dancing the night away to tunes provided by Cool Reception. It’s a “Bring Your Own Bottle” night starting at 8pm all the way through to Midnight.

Tickets are just £5 and available by emailing or phoning 01620 822 888.

Click on the image below to view / print out our PDF Poster.

For more info about the Fraser Centre and their Open Day, visit their website:

May 212012

Dunbar Sea Cadets celebrated on Saturday when their Unit Colours were presented to them by Rear Admiral Neil E Rankin CB CBE.

Mike Kaszuba with TS Valiant's Colours

Mike Kaszuba unfurls the Colours

Rear Admiral Neil Rankin presents colours to TS Valiant Dunbar

Rear Admiral Neil Rankin Presents Colours to TS Valiant

After the presentation, the Colours were paraded up Dunbar High Street escorted by a guard from the Dunbar unit. The parade was led by the Northern Area Cadet Band from Dundee. Also represented were Cadets from Musselburgh and Edinburgh.

Do you have pictures from a local event? We’d love to show them to East Lothian! Send an email to with your story and pictures.

May 172012

Lothian and Borders Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a racial incident at a shop in East Lothian.

The disturbance happened around 9.15pm at the Best One store on Prestonpans High Street.

A man entered the premises and began shouting racial abuse at staff whilst acting aggressively.

A male customer then escorted the man from the shop and police were contacted.

Officers are now keen to hear from anyone who can assist with their enquiries.

The suspect is described as white, around 30-years-old, 5ft 9ins tall with a medium build and short light-brown hair. He was wearing white trainers and a grey Jack Wills hooded top with “Wills” on the back and JW on the front.

A police spokesman said:

The suspect did not physically assault any of the staff or customers within. However, his demeanour was of concern to them and we are carrying out enquiries to establish his identity.

We are particularly keen to hear from the customer who removed the man from the store and would ask him to contact police immediately.

Similarly, anyone with any other information that can help our investigation is also asked to come forward.

Anyone with any information can contact:

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