Jun 222015

Campaign Card for 2015The local rail service from Edinburgh to Berwick, together with the re-opening of the two stations at Reston and East Linton, may not now happen until 2018, despite previous intimations that this could happen by December 2016.  RAGES are extremely disappointed by this, and concerned that the service and the new stations may not materialise, despite their almost twenty years of campaigning.

RAGES are asking people to campaign with them by downloading a postcard, printing, signing and returning to the Transport Minister, asking him to ensure that our local service and our stations are Kept on Track.

Please do this as soon as possible.

Working together, we WILL keep our stations on track!

CampaignCard2015-page-001RAGES have also created a letter which you might like to use as a template to send to your local councillor, MSP or MP (or all three!), encouraging them to press for better rail services in your area.

RAGES is always looking for new members, especially from East Lothian and Berwickshire.

(original article can be seen here)

Jun 042012

Lothian and Borders Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision in East Lothian.

The incident happened around 2am yesterday (Sunday) on the A199 Haddington to Dunbar Road, near to the junction with Over Hailes Farm in East Linton.

An orange Daewoo Matiz was travelling west along the road when the 21-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle.

The car then crossed the roadway and mounted the verge on the opposite side before colliding with a wall and overturning.

Police and ambulance service attended and the driver and another 21-year-old woman, who was a passenger, were taken to the ERI after sustaining non life-threatening neck, back and arm injuries.

Officers are asking any motorists who were on the road at the time and witnessed the collision to come forward.

A police spokesman said:

Both women were incredibly fortunate to escape from the vehicle without serious injury and we are now carrying out a full investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone who can assist with our enquiries is asked to contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact:

Feb 252012

All’s Fair in P7

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, Miss Wallace’s P7 class at East Linton Primary School are busy organising a Fairtrade Fair.

Morag Wallace told East Lothian FM:

The children have written to, phoned and emailed over 20 shops and businesses to invite them to set up stalls on the night, in order to sell their Fairtrade products and help promote Fairtrade to the public.

A warm welcome awaits ALL members of the community. So please come along and help us spread the word and make the world a Fairer place!

The Fairtrade Fair takes place on Thursday 1st March between 7 and 8.30pm
in the School Hall at East Linton Primary

More information about the Fairtrade work the school has been doing can be found on their school blog: http://edubuzz.org/eastlinton/