Apr 082015

Looking for a great night out in support of a worthy cause? Eskmills Venue is hosting a Cancer Research charity fundraiser on Saturday 16th May, from 7:30 pm – 01:00 am.  They have 50 tickets available on a first come first served basis for only £10 each – buffet included!  The event also includes a DJ, karaoke, auctions and prizes.

Don’t delay – to get your tickets for ‘Cancer Research: fight for the cure! Fundraising Night’, please contact Dawn  dawn@eskmillsvenue.com / 0131 273 5243

Feb 242015

Nino's Gym on IndiegogoNino’s AAG have recently moved into an old, derelict building in Musselburgh. The building is badly damaged with damaged roofs, walls, floors and graffiti. Nino, with your help, would like to restore this derelict building, into the lively community centre that it used to be.

When restored, Nino will use the premises as a community resource, teaching martial arts, boxing, keep-fit, kickboxing and dance classes to children, adults, OAP’s and the disabled. They’re also planning morning tea sessions funded only by donations.

Nino hopes that with your donations, and with the spirit of the community, he can have this open as soon as possible.

You can donate to Nino’s project via their Indiegogo campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nino-s-amateur-athletic-gymnasium–2

Nino’s Amateur Athletic Gymnasium (Nino’s AAG) is a Non-Profit Organisation, set up to serve the local community of Musselburgh, and surrounding towns.

Nov 122014

Police ScotlandPolice in Musselburgh are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a shopping bag from an elderly lady yesterday (Tuesday, November 11).

The incident occurred at around 3.30pm, when the 78-year-old woman was walking along Inveresk Brae.  The first suspect approached the woman from behind and pushed her, causing her to lose her balance.  Her shopping bag was then snatched from her grasp. 

The first suspect was also accompanied by another man who was riding a bike.  Both men ran away in the direction of Newbigging.  While the woman was uninjured, she was badly shaken as a result of the attack.

Both suspects are described as white men with short dark hair.  They are both around 5ft 8” to 6ft in height and have a medium build.  They are both also believed to be in their late 20’s to early 30’s and were wearing a black jackets.

This incident follows a spate of robberies and attempted robberies that have occurred in the Musselburgh area since Saturday, October 4.  Police are appealing to the public for information regarding these robberies, as they are causing increasing concern.

Inspector Andrew Harborow said:

This was a despicable robbery of an elderly lady, who would have appeared to be easy prey for these two men. 

While the victim was unharmed, she was left badly shaken as result of this incident.   We find this attack deplorable and we are extremely keen to bring these men swiftly to justice. 

This incident is following a series of robberies over the last six weeks and we are increasingly concerned about the number of incidents that are occurring and the potential for some one to be badly hurt during one of these attacks.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident should immediately contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Oct 232014

Police ScotlandPolice in Musselburgh are appealing for witnesses following a number of recent robberies and attempted robberies over the past two weeks.

On Saturday 4th October and Tuesday 21st October, two separate incidents were reported in Millhill and Pinkie Farm respectively.

During these incidents, two women were approached by a male who attempted to snatch their handbags. Both victims refused to surrender their belongings and the suspect made off.

Another report was made to police on Monday 6th October, where a 31-year-old man’s mobile phone was stolen at around 10.30pm on North High Street. The victim was not injured during the theft.

The suspect for the incident on the 21st is described as aged between 14 and 18-years-old, between 5ft 4ins and 5ft 8ins tall with a slight build, spiked hair and possibly wearing black framed glasses.

On every occasion he was wearing a dark hooded top.

Police are investigating whether these offences are all linked and are advising the public to come forward if they have information that can assist with the ongoing enquiries.

Inspector Andrew Harborow said:

These robberies have had various levels of success, but have nevertheless caused considerable distress to the victims.

We wish to speak to anyone who may have witnessed these incident in order to help us with our enquiries.

We are also advising the public to be aware that these attacks have been taking place and to take steps to secure their property when they are out.

Make sure you secure your bag and keep it closed. When you are in the street and using your mobile phone, be aware of your immediate surroundings and be aware of anyone who may be loitering near you.

Anyone who recognises the description of this man or has any information about this incident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Apr 302014
Tribute Gig Poster

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In association with New Level Entertainments, Radio Saltire are offering two tickets to the Tribute gig of the year in Musselburgh this May.

If you want to join Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers for a night of great music and entertainment, all you have to do is answer this simple question:

What is the County Town of East Lothian?

A – Musselburgh

B – Haddington

C – Tranent

Email Competition@RadioSaltire.org and tell us your answer, name and phone number.

The gig is at the Glasshouse in Musselburgh on Saturday 10th May. The winner will be drawn on Thursday 8th May at Noon.

If you want to listen to Duncan’s promo for the comp, click the player below:

Of course, if you don’t want to risk missing out, tickets are for sale too!

Good Luck 😉

Apr 092014

Police Scotland**Edit**

Police Scotland can confirm that Jack Herkes has been found safe and well.

The 90-year-old was traced to an address in Eskview Road at around 5.40pm.

The public are thanked for their assistance during this appeal.


Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in East Lothian.

John Herkess from Delta Gardens, Musselbrugh, was last seen on board the number 30 Lothian Bus in Eskview Road at around 10.30am today (Wednesday).

However, it is not clear at this time where or when he alighted and the 90-year-old has not been seen or heard from since.

Concern is now growing for John’s welfare and anyone who knows is current whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

John is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with a slim build and slicked back grey hair. He was wearing a navy blue waterproof jacket, black cord trousers, black leather shoes and would have been in possession of a black walking stick. John also walks with a stooped back and shuffle.

Inspector Bob Rodriguez said:

Given John’s age and the fact that no one has seen him since this morning, we are keen to trace him as soon as possible and bring him home.

Any passengers who were on the Number 30 bus and can help us establish John’s movements are asked to come forward.

In addition, anyone with any further information that can help locate him is also asked to get in touch.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.