Jul 302015

Craig Hermit


If You Are A Big Wrestling Fan,Then Join Craig Gordon On Pick N Mix When He Will Be Joined By One Of The Most Travelled Wrestling Fans In The UK,Mr Craig Hermit

Craig Regularly Writes His Hermit Position Column For Various Website And Blog Sites And Also Has Attended Various Wrestling Promotions Such As Progress restling,Insane Championship Wrestling And Preston Championship Wrestling

They Will Be Talking About The Independent Scene In General And Playing Some Of Craig’s Favourite Songs(Maybe A Few Wrestling Themes Also).

Join The Boys From 1pm On Friday For Some Great Music And Wrestling Chat

Jul 292015
Simon Thacker

Simon Thacker

Ahead of his appearance at The Summerhall as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, superbly talented Artist Simon Thacker will be joining Craig Gordon in the studio for a chat on Thursday July 30th 2015 just after 12pm

Simon returns to the Edinburgh Fringe 15-23 Aug as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland international showcase, with a spectacular new lineup which premiered in India in Nov,and will be talking to Craig About This and maybe a small performance in the studio aswell.

Spread the word and listen in on our free app,via TuneIn,  and of course on this very website!

Jul 282015

Local support helps raise funds to help save lives at sea.

A week of events organised by the North Berwick and Gullane fundraising branch of the RNLI and the volunteer crew received tremendous support from local businesses as well as members of the public.

RNLI Ducks at North Berwick

RNLI Ducks at North Berwick

On Sunday (19th) 500 RNLI ducks were released into the old boating pond in North Berwick. After a windblown race a winner was chosen and one lucky person won £100, and the even raised over £900 for the RNLI.

On Thursday (23rd) twenty three teams of Golfers took to Gullane golf courses’ numbers two and three for the annual RNLI Gullane Golf Triam together raising over £1600.

And on Saturday (25th) the Lifeboat crew held their annual lifeboat fete raising over £2000. A parade of emergency services and classic cars lead by North Berwick Pipe band through the high street kicked things off.

The Fete was opened by Sir Hew Dalrymple and the Lifeboat Queen Katie Johnston and her attendants Amy Watson and Amy Cockburn were crowned by Helen Hanson trustee of the Miss Evelyn M Murdoch Charitable Trust. Local business contributed prizes for the raffle or brought their own stall along. Thousands of fete goers passed through and were treated to aerobatics displays and a flyby from the Red Arrows.

The crew were called away from clearing up after the fete as their pagers were set off by the Coastguard. The volunteer crew launched to assist Dunbar Lifeboat towing a fishing vessel with a fowled propeller into North Berwick. The tow was transferred to North Berwick lifeboat and the casualty vessel secured alongside so that the propeller could be freed and the vessel continue on their way.

Chairman of the North Berwick and Gullan Fundraising branch, Peter Hammond said: “The generosity shown by members of the local community was as usual second to none and we can’t thank everyone who supported us enough. No matter how big or small, your donation can make a huge difference to the RNLI.”

Lifeboat Operations Manager Stewart Auld said: “Local support for the RNLI is vital to enable the crew here in North Berwick to continue to launch to those in difficulty at sea.” Funds are used to ensure the correct equipment is on station (the cost of a crewmembers kit in 2014 was £1678) and to fund training new and existing crewmembers (annual cost of £1527).

Jul 232015

A charity that tackles isolation among people with disabilities is expanding into East Lothian.

get2gether has been awarded £50,000 funding from the Scottish Government to support adults across East Lothian with disabilities, supporting them to build confidence as well as skills for developing lasting friendships and relationships.

From ping-pong tournaments to panto and speed dating to club nights, get2gether arranges all kinds of social activities in ordinary places for disabled people.

Thanks to the funding boost, people in East Lothian who have disabilities will be able to get involved. And membership is free.

To launch the service in East Lothian get2gether has teamed up with East Coast FM to host a launch party at the Corn Exchange in Haddington on Friday, 31st July at 7pm.

Since get2gether was set up in Edinburgh in May 2013 many have found friendship, dating and romance at sell out club nights and a range of events.

The growing charity has over 70 members who meet together to go out and have fun in ordinary venues where they might previously not have had the confidence to go alone.

Members are also growing in confidence with some who were nervous about mainstream venues now going out to socialise independently too.

Marion Smith, Project Manager said, “get2gether is a charity that believes love and friendship are basic human rights for all of us, whether we have support needs or not. And that’s why we organise all kinds of activities in ordinary places for our members.”

Sarah Allan, East Lothian Ambassador said, “It’s great to be part of the bringing get2gether to East Lothian. The best part about the charity is that members are right at the heart of it. It’s our members who choose their events and shape what they want out of it. Having that opportunity to meet people in a safe, supportive environment really does make a huge difference to people’s lives.”

For more information please check the website on www.get2gether.org.uk or get in touch with get2gether’s East Lothian event co-ordinator Nicola on 07551 125726 to order your tickets.

Jul 212015

SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, would like to invite you to take part in the consultation for our Main Issues Report.

SESplan MapThe Main Issues Report is the first stage in preparing a new Strategic Development Plan for the South East Scotland City Region which covers the council areas of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, the southern half of Fife and West Lothian. The Main Issues Report is a planning document which covers issues such as the locations for growth, the number of houses needed, strategic infrastructure and the environment. It presents a series of issues and options and asks questions about how to meet current and future planning challenges.

We would encourage everyone interested in shaping the future of the region to take the opportunity to tell us what you think.

The consultation runs from 21 July to 30 September 2015 and we will be accepting representations through the SESplan Consultation Portal during this period. 

For an introduction to the Main Issues Report document, we have produced an Easy Read Guide which provides an overview to the key themes. The Main Issues Report and the Easy Read Guide are available on the SESplan website www.sesplan.gov.uk, in local libraries, planning authority receptions across the region and at the SESplan offices: Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF. We have also produced a series of supporting documents including the Interim Environmental Report which can also be found on the SESplan website.

We will be running a number of different consultation events across the SESplan area. For the most up to date event list please check the SESplan website or contact us on the details below.

If you require further information or have any difficulties using the portal please contact the SESplan team on 01506 282883 during office hours or email contactus@sesplan.gov.uk and we will be happy to assist you. You can also follow us on Twitter @SESplan or like us on Facebook.