Weehailes Playpark opens on Good Friday


Plant Sale Inveresk Lodge Garden

Do you have any spare plants or need something interesting for your garden?

Inveresk Lodge Garden ( N.T.S. ) would welcome any donations of plants, neatly potted up, pest free and labelled, which will then be put on sale to raise money for the garden.

A brief description or even a photo of the plant would be welcome, but is not necessary, as long as it is clearly labelled.

– Morag Reeves

Inveresk Village Community Weekend 24-25th March

Hi Folks,

I just wanted to remind you all about the Community Weekend we are holding on 24-25 March.  Hopefully you will all have received this information that was pushed through your letterbox but if not please see above.

In summary:

– Meet at 11am outside Inveresk Lodge for a village litter pick on Saturday 24 March. Equipment to be provided by East Lothian Council;

– On Saturday night there will be a ceilidh at St Michael’s Church Hall on Dalrymple Loan. Music by the Duncan Black Ceilidh Band and the ceilidh will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 per adult (byob) with children £1 each and to get tickets email me at andrewduncan41@gmail.com;

– On Sunday afternoon we are heading out for a six mile walk round New Winton House followed by a bite to eat at a local pub.

Hopefully you can join us in a few weeks time for what will be an enjoyable and sociable weekend.  If you need any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Andy Duncan


Photographic evidence of road and traffic issues in Inveresk

There has been disappointment and concern expressed that the council is not taking action on matters reported to it concerning road and traffic issues in the village.  At the Village Society AGM it was suggested that people in the village should record things on their phone cameras, or any other camera for that matter, and send this photographic evidence to the council with an email describing the problem and what they want done about it.  With photographic evidence it will be difficult for council officers to deny that there is a problem.  It is also helpful in getting the local press involved if it should come to that.

Email address is roadservicespods@eastlothian.gov.uk.  Any email and photographic evidence should also be sent to Councillor Katie Mackie at kmackie@eastlothian.gov.uk

It is a call centre address because everything now has to be reported and logged through this channel.

If you want to telephone the numbers are 01875 824305  office hours (Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-4pm).  Out of office hours 01875 612818.

Barry Turner


Last Film of Season


Mischievous snowman down by the river

I think this one needs a caption?



Fisherrow Waterfront Group‘s film  The Fisherrow Fishwives – Preserving the Heritage of a Lost Community will be shown at the Brunton Theatre in Venue 2 at Thursday, March 8, at 6.45 to celebrate International Women’s Day. A second screening will take place a week later on March 15 at 7.30pm. 

This film was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Stories, Stones and Bones grant.

Tickets for both showings are free, but must be ordered in advance from the Brunton box office in person or by phoning 0131 665 2240.


Countryside News – March 2018

Forthcoming Ranger Service Events:

Hike. Sunday 25th March: Law to Law. A 9 mile (14.5 km) walk between, and to the top of, two of our most iconic landmarks – Traprain and North Berwick Laws. Return transport provided. Remember the clocks go forward!

Cost: £8 per person, booking essential via www.eastlothian.gov.uk/rangerevents , where you can also find details of our Adult Events Programme.


East Lothian Artists Exhibition




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