Re-Imagining Prestongrange

I am emailing with information about an event that we are holding this Saturday at Prestongrange Museum. I have attached a poster and hoped that it may be of interest to some of your members. It would be great if this was the case and you would circulate it round members or perhaps mention it at any meetings that you may have this week. The event is part of wider consultation on the future of Prestongrange.

The event is called Reimagining Prestongrange. Get fired up with ideas for the future! It will be on Saturday 21st October between 12noon to 4pm. Visitors will be invited to tell us how Prestongrange might be reimagined for the future and to take part in interesting and creative activities including a treasure hunt, free guided tours, tee shirt printing and Minecraft.

Best wishes


Katherine Weldon

Museums Officer [Exhibitions]

East Lothian Council Museums Service

Dunbar Road,


East Lothian,

EH41 3PJ

01620 820624


Quilt Show


I wondered if you could you circulate information to your members about our forthcoming Quilt Show which is being held on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October in Fisherrow Centre, South Street, Musselburgh EH21 6AT, 10.00 – 16.00. Parking at the venue with disabled access.  Admission including refreshments £5, Sales table, Trade Stand and the usual Raffle in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

We had a small display of our quilts at the Musselburgh Horticultural & Flower Show in August which seemed very popular.

Thank you for your help.

Milton Quilters.

Pet Sitting Service

I was wondering if anyone in the Village would be interested in an occasional Pet sitting service?
Perhaps just a shared mutual service (or paid for) for cats/dogs/ fish, chickens (let out / feeding).
It would be handy to have someone who can cover if something comes up that means your pet requires a visit.
Weddings / Funerals / Hospital days etc
I would be happy to co-ordinate contacts to enable local people to help each other out.
I can be contacted by email
Kind Regards
Eve Dickinson

Please remember that many pets are terrified of fireworks.
It would be really thoughtful if Village Folk kept this in mind if they are setting off fireworks.
Advice for pet owners: Try to keep your pet indoors after dark. If your dog is fearful, please keep it on a lead.
The best advice for owners of stressed animals is to completely ignore any reactive behavior.
Responding to fear in your pet only compounds the fact that there is something to be frightened of.

Edinburgh Airport Airspace Change update

I’m writing to inform you that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has temporarily halted its review of Edinburgh Airport’s airspace change proposal which will cause a pause in the process we are following.

The CAA has sought clarification relating to technicalities in our proposed design and the co-ordination of air traffic control on a local and national level.

This co-ordination, which sees NATS dealing with airspace changes from Glasgow and Prestwick Airports as well as ourselves has meant that the initial timescales we asked for from them are now no longer achievable.

In terms of the design, we have worked hard to put forward proposals that responded to our consultations and minimised our impact on surrounding communities.

It is robust and tested, however, in trying to minimise the impact on Cramond we have asked for a new design.  It is clear we have more work to do to convince the CAA that this is the right design and that it works for the airport and Cramond.

This is a hugely important decision for the CAA and we welcome its challenge.  It is incumbent on all agencies involved to make sure the right decision is made for Scotland and we believe that if it takes longer than first anticipated, then it is worth it.

We are working hard with the regulator and NATS to answer the further questions asked, provide further clarity and ensure that the analysis and assessment of our proposals restarts as soon as possible.

We are confident that we can keep to our overall project plan and have our changes in place by Spring 2019.  We’ll continue to work to that goal.

In the meantime, we will issue the document explaining what we proposed and why, and hold the range of stakeholder meetings planned to accompany it.


Gordon Robertson