With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, infant formula milk – and vitamins too.
You can find out if you could get Healthy Start vouchers and vitamin coupons by answering a few simple questions on the Healthy Start website.
A quarter of eligible families are missing out and the uptake is quite low in some East Lothian towns.
The Healthy Start website is easy to use and includes recipes and healthy living advice as well as an information sheet about the scheme to give to retailers that may not be aware of it. You can also get local advice by searching # on Facebook.
The retailers that have signed up to the scheme in East Lothian are shown below:
Alishah Enterprises Ltd – 119-121 North High Street Musselburgh EH21 6JE
Best One Prestonpans Local Convenience Store – 225 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9BD Boots The Chemist – Dalkeith EH22 1JB
Boots The Chemist – Haddington EH41 3EE
Boots The Chemist – Musselburgh EH21 7DZ
Boots The Chemist – North Berwick EH39 4HF
Co-op – Dunbar Lothian EH42 1EN
Co-op Pharmacy – 176 High Street Prestonpans EH32 0AZ
Co-op Pharmacy – Bankton Prestonpans EH32 9QW
Co-op Pharmacy – Musselburgh Scotland EH21 6JE
Crunchy Carrot Ltd – 43 High Street Dubbar East Lothian EH42 1SH
Dalkeith Fruit Market – 28 High Street Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 1HR
Eat Lothian Roots & Fruits – Mid Road Ind. Estate Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9ER
Fair Price Food News – 120 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9AD
Farm Foods Dalkeith – Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 1HU
Farm Foods Musselburgh – Musselburgh EH21 7DE
Farm Foods Tranent – Tranent EH33 1LW
Kut Kost Food Store – 82 Oak Crescent Mayfield Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 5JX
Lidl – 5a Newmills Road Dalkeith EH22 1DU
Lidl – High Street Prestonpans EH32 9AN
Lidl – Newhailes Rd Musselburgh EH21 6QD
Lloyds Pharmacy – 17 Eskdaill Court Dalkeith EH22 1AG
Lloyds Pharmacy – 25 High Street Dunbar East Lothian EH42 1EN
Lloyds Pharmacy – 50-52 High Street Tranent East Lothian EH33 1HQ
Martins – Haddington East Lothian EH41 3ED
Mccolls – Musselburgh Lothian EH21 7DZ
Mini Market – 76 New Row Elphinstone Road Tranent East Lothian EH33 2AE
Naveco General Stores – 16a Woodburn Road Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 2AT
Open All Hours – 56 Eskview Terrace Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 6LX
Ormiston Grows Ltd – 20 Main Street Ormiston East Lothian EH35 5HT
P & H Marr – 13 Winton Place Tranent East Lothian EH33 1AF
Premier Store – 8 Muirpark Drive Tranent East Lothian EH33 2PE
Right Medicine Pharmacy Ltd – 20 High Street Haddington East Lothian EH41 3ES
Rs Mccoll – Dalkeith Lothian EH22 1HU
Scotmid Co-operative – 180-184 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9AZ
Scotmid Co-operative – 40a Redburn Road Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9NG
Scotmid Co-operative – Hawthorn Road Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9QW
Tesco – Bonnyrigg Road Dalkeith Lothian EH22 3PP
Tesco – Mall Avenue Musselburgh Lothian EH21 7BL
Tesco – Newton Port Haddington Lothian EH41 3LZ
Tesco – Tantallon Road North Berwick Lothian EH39 5NF
Tranent Post Office And Spar Shop – 43 High Street Tranent East Lothian EH33 1LN
Wallyford Grocer – 121 Salters Road Wallyford Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 8AQ
Wilson’s Fresh Farm Produce – 119 High Street Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 7DA
Yester Farm Dairies – Yestermains Farm Gifford East Lothian EH41 4JG
(as at 22 May 2015 – put your postcode in the ‘Search for a Retailer’ box on the Healthy Start website for up-to-date tailored results).
Proposals for the new East Lothian Community Hospital will go on show to the public at a host of events across the county in May.
Gullane Medical Practice is moving on 16th January.
There will be no surgery on Wednesday Afternoon (15th January) or Thursday Morning (16th January).
The practice will open at 1pm on Thursday 16th January at their new premises.Gullane Medical Centre Hamilton Road Gullane EH31 2HP
Telephone: 01620 842 171
For urgent medical attention during the move please phone:
- 01620 842 171
Latest info will always be available on their website:
Most folk nowadays knows someone who has been directly or indirectly affected by a suicide.
To those involved it is tragic and often misunderstood.
Unfortunately, Scotland heads the league table in Britain when it comes to suicide rates and it has done so for the last 30 or 40 years.
East Lothian FM have been invited to work in conjunction with Choose Life – East Lothian, Changes from Musselburgh and NHS Lothian, by presenting a series of live discussions on air in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Week, which will be running nationally from Monday 10th, to Friday 14th. September.
Each discussion will take place and broadcast daily shortly after 10.00 a.m. each morning.
This is part of a Scottish-wide national awareness campaign designed to draw the attention of the public to this most dreadful of occurrences.
The discussions will involve a cross section of people from all walks of life who regularly come into contact with patients and families of patients – including specialists, councillors and patient mentors and will include such topics as how to identify the early signs, what to do and who to turn to for help.
Extensive training courses are freely available in East Lothian for people who think they might benefit if they find themselves in the close environment of a potential victim and we will explore just what and where advice on these courses can be found.
However, and more importantly, we will be talking openly and frankly about a subject that even in these days of liberalism and social reform, is still regarded by many as Taboo.
Whether or not listeners have been affected by this most disturbing of deep and personal problems, these frank discussions will serve to make people much more aware of the front line and back-up services that are to be had here in East Lothian.
- NHS Lothian – http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
- Changes CHP – http://www.changeschp.org.uk
- Eastspace – http://www.eastspace.org.uk
- We carry links to Community Organisations and Helplines in our Links Section
- We are always happy to add links to local organisations. Please use our Contact Form to get in touch