Apr 082015

With East Lothian this year playing host to a number of major golfing tournaments, Angela Leitch, Chief Executive of East Lothian Council, welcomed two notable trophies to the County earlier this week.

Having already hosted an SGU Junior Tour U18’s event at Longniddry last month, Dunbar is this week hosting the Scottish Boys Championship, with 246 competitors competing in match play format for the prestigious national title.

Former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart is a past winner of the event at Dunbar and has fond memories of his exciting final win in 1987 which went to an extra hole.

‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’ is also hosting the first qualifying event for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at North Berwick the week before the European Tour event is played over Gullane in July. Later in July, the Fairstone Scottish Amateur Championship is being held at Muirfield for the first time since 1968.

In August, the Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links completes an exciting spell of golf in East Lothian – the first time that the region has attracted this event.

Leitch said: “It was great to see the Scottish Boys Championship in full swing in a sunny Dunbar. I’m sure the many players enjoyed the challenge of the course and the stunning setting.

“I was also delighted to be there to welcome the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open trophy to East Lothian. Golf is so important to this county and we have the well-deserved title of ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’.

“It’s going to be another great year for us, with major championships taking place on our great courses and a huge economic boost to our area, with so many visitors expected. East Lothian is well and truly on the map as a leading destination for the world’s golfing community.”

Photo: (l to r) Angela Leitch Chief Executive East Lothian Council, Jacky Montgomery Director of Golf Dunbar Golf Club, Daniel Sommerville Events Manager SGU, Gael Pollitt Captain Dunbar Golf Club

Dec 092014

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian can now confirm the identity of a man who died following a road collision on the A198 Gullane to North Berwick road in the early hours of Monday 8th December.

He was 47-year-old Kenneth Mason from Gullane.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

Oct 232012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for information to identify a man who was found dead on a beach in East Lothian earlier today.

The body of a man, believed to be middle-aged, was found at around 10am in a remote spot between Gullane Point and Aberlady Bay, Gullane.

Officers believe he died on the beach and his body may have lain there for a few hours, however is death is being treated as non-suspicious.

The man did not have any identification on him and police are now appealing to anyone whose friend or family member has failed to return home to get in touch.

Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the man should come forward immediately.

He is described as being approximately 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build, with fair hair and black wide rimmed glasses. When he was found he was wearing black shoes and black trousers and had two grey fleece jackets on under a blue waterproof jacket. A rucksack, believed to belong to the man, was found a short distance away from his body on the beach and had items stored in waterproof bags, leading officers to believe he may be a seasoned walker.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.