Sep 282012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorbike appears to have been involved in an accident at Thistly Cross roundabout near Dunbar on Sunday (September 23).

The blue Yamaha was found on the carriageway about 1.20pm, and two men were seen walking away from it, and getting into a white van that was nearby.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen what had actually happened with the bike to contact them.

A police spokesman said:

We are working to establish exactly how the bike came to be abandoned on the road on Sunday afternoon, and would appeal for anyone with any information regarding this to get in touch.

The people involved in the accident have never reported it, and we are keen to identify the rider to ensure they were not injured as a result.

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police via:

Sep 252012

SEPA Statement – Flooding in Haddington

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East Lothian FM have just received the following statement from Vincent Fitzimons. Hydrology Duty Manager of the Scottish Environment Agency (SEPA). He said:

A flood warning has been in place for the Haddington area for some time and we are aware some flooding has already occurred. The level of the River Tyne has now peaked and is falling, however further rainfall is expected this evening into the early hours of the morning. This may lead to the river level rising again. East Lothian Council has used sandbags to support the existing flood wall, and to protect properties, and SEPA has recommended these remain in place until the risk has passed.

SEPA is in regular contact with emergency responders and would encourage people in the worse affected areas to remain vigilant and contact emergency services if you are concerned about your own safety or the safety of others. Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website, or by calling 0845 988 1188.

SEPA will be monitoring the situation closely throughout the night. For more information, visit their website at:

Sep 202012

Maeve MacKinnonJoining Graeme on Brunch this Friday at 10am:

Maeve MacKinnon – Since the award-winning success of her 2007 debut album Don’t Sing Love Songs, the young Scottish singer Maeve MacKinnon has proved herself one of the most distinctively gifted artists on today’s UK folk scene – a reputation now set to rise still further with the release of her eagerly-anticipated follow-up, Once Upon an Olive Branch.

Singing in Gaelic, Scots and English, with a repertoire spanning traditional, contemporary and now original material, Maeve is renowned equally for the eloquent emotional connection she forges with every song, communicated in a bewitchingly honeyed, husky yet vibrantly earthy voice, and for her music’s dynamic interplay of boldness and sensitivity. It’s a combination that saw her voted Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards, and Don’t Sing Love Songs showcased live as a Classic Album at Celtic Connections 2008.

Richard Street – Three time Grammy Award, two time American Music Award winner Richard Street is lead singer of The Temptations.

With all but one of the original members of the  Temptations having passed on, Richard presents the music of The Temptations in its original five man group format featuring all of The Temptations best-loved hits; Heavenly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Firefly, Hey Girl, Masterpiece, Every Time I Close My Eyes, I’ll Keep My Light In My Window, Super Star, Show Me Your Love, Bare Back, Standing On the Top, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and many more.


Sep 202012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for information following a bogus caller incident in North Berwick on Wednesday.

A woman attempted to gain access to a house in Dirleton Avenue about 6pm after claiming to be the elderly resident’s new carer; it was only when the woman explained she was not expecting anyone that the woman left.

Door to door inquiries confirmed the woman had approached other properties in the street.

The suspect is described as being in her 20s, medium build with brown hair in a ponytail and was wearing a lilac-coloured uniform.

A police spokesman said:

We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the description of the woman involved to contact us on 0131 311 3131.

Furthermore, we would always encourage people to ask for identification before granting someone new access to their house – anyone genuine will not mind being challenged, and will be happy to provide details for you to double check.

Cllr Donald Grant, East Lothian Council’s spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said:

East Lothian Council staff always carry and show their identification when visiting clients. I would ask anyone who is at all concerned to immediately report such incidents.

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

More Car Theft

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Sep 202012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for information after three high value vehicles were stolen following housebreakings in East Lothian this week.

On Monday (September 17), a red Merecedes and a black Audi were stolen from a property in Carberry Road, Musselburgh about 2.15pm. A group of four men were seen leaving the house before driving away in the cars – the keys had been stolen from the house.

One of the men is described as being white, around 5ft 8ins tall, in his early 20s with short brown hair, wearing a dark jacket and jeans. There are no other descriptions available.

In another incident, a BMW was stolen from a house that had been broken into in Laburnum Avenue in Port Seton at about 8.10pm last night (September 19) again the car keys had been taken from the house. There is no description of any suspects available.

Officers are urging home owners to stay vigilant and ensure their properties are properly secured, and car keys are not left lying out, or in obvious easily accessible storage cupboards or drawers in particular near front or back doors.

Detective Inspector Keith McKay said;

We are appealing for anyone who may have any information about either of these incidents to contact us.

At the moment we are keeping an open mind regarding our inquiries, but it would appear these housebreakings are linked at this stage.

Furthermore, I would encourage anyone seeking home security advice to contact police directly on 0131 311 3131, or to consult the force website.

More information on home security is available online

Anyone with any information should contact:

Sep 182012

L&B Police LogoPolice in East Lothian are investigating an incident that happened yesterday (Monday, September 17) where two cars were stolen from a property in Musselburgh.

A group of four men broke into a house in Carberry Road around 2pm and stole the keys to a black Audi and red Mercedes, both of which were parked in the driveway.

They then made off in both vehicles along Carberry Road, towards Whitecraig roundabout.  All of the suspects are described as in their early 20s, and white.  They all wore dark clothing.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said:

This was a brazen theft carried out in the middle of the day, and we are appealing to anyone with information that can assist our inquiries to come forward.

In particular, we want to speak to anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the area prior to the incident, likewise anyone who noticed the black Audi or red Mercedes being driven away from the scene.

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

Anyone with any information can use the following contact details: