The Townhouse

Thistly Cross

Joe Forte Sports

Norman T Craig

Volunteers Wanted

WRVS are looking for Volunteer Drivers, Volunteer Escorts & Volunteer Good Neighbours for all around East Lothian

Call 0845 600 5885, email [email protected] or drop in to the office

Unit 8, Cockenzie Business Park
23 Edinburgh Road

Call to novice Triathletes

North Berwick Novice Triathlon will take place on Sunday 13th May 2012 and the organisers are keen to involve as many newcomers as possible.

The North Berwick event is approximately a quarter of the Olympic race, with a swim of 250m (10 lengths of the local pool), a 10km cycle ride and a 4km run. The cycle and run are on open roads, and entrants must be at least 16 years old. However, entrants as young as 8 years old can do the swim as part of a team entry.

Entries can be made online at

For further information contact Ken Reid – [email protected]

Raising money for Cancer Research UK

Mandy Manson is trying to raise £3650 for Cancer Research UK

For her challenge she has already done a 130 foot Bungee Jump in November, held a Christmas Coffee Morning in December and a Spring Coffee Morning in April

She is holding a Race Night & Disco on Friday 4th May at Prestonpans Legion, Rope Walk, Prestonpans from 8 pm – Midnight. Tickets are £5 for entry, horses are £5 and to sponsor a race is £20. She has some prizes but any donations would be greatly accepted.

Her number is 079020 80 30 48; email Mandy at [email protected]

Her Just Giving page is


Welcome to DadsWork

A community project working with fathers. It provides support groups, positive parenting classes, workshops on the role of fathers, home visits, trips and outings for fathers and their children.

A place for dads to meet other dads and talk about their experiences.

DadsWork Offers

Weekly drop in support group on a Wednesday morning at 10.00 – 11.15am at First Step Community Project,37 Galt Avenue, Musselburgh., a creche is provided(booking is essential , please call a worker before attending)
Home Outreach Service
One to One Support
Lunch Group at St Ninians Church, MacBeth Moir Road on a Wednesday at 12noon – 2pm working with MELD(Mid and East Lothian Drugs) and First Step.

DadsWork Project Aims

Promote Healthy Parenting both emotionally and physically.
Reduce the feeling of Isolation.
Promote the inclusion of fathers in parenting and work on the issues to benefit their children.
Promote the belief that parenting is also fathers work.
Support dad’s aspirations of being good fathers.
Raise confidence , Self Esteem and skills of being a dad.
Influence services to become more father friendly through giving dad’s a voice.
Raise awareness of the measureable benefits to children through improved relationships with their fathers.

Feedback from dads about the benefit of DadsWork

My children noticed that I’d changed the way I speak to them.
I make sure I have more quality time with than before.
I’m more confident as a dad so that’s bound to be good for my children.
That dads group have organised outings so that we can all go out together as family.
I tell my kids that I love them.
I use my time better now so that my kids don’t get squeezed in at the end , but now get more quality time with me.
It’s helped my relationship with my daughter who lives with her mum , who I didn’t see much now I make time to see and be with her.
I know now that I am doing good as a dad and have other dads to talk to about the same problems we face and that I am not alone.

Kevin Young, Project Coordinator
c/o First Step Community Project
37 Galt Avenue
East Lothain
EH21 8HU

01316650848 / 07833741768

How to find us: Public Transport: Train : North Berwick train from Edinburgh Waverley and get off at Wallyford. Bus : Lothain Buses or First Bus No. 44 to MacBeth Moir Road. Lothian Buses No. 15 and 26 or First Bus No. 124 and 129 to Levenhall Roundabout

Vintage Clothes Sale

In aid of The Daisy Chain Trust

At Battleblent House, Belhaven, East Lothian on Thursday 3rd May from 12 pm – 8 pm

Lots of amazing summer bargains!

Handmade Jewelery & Giftware

Coffee, tea,  soup, sandwiches, homebaking

Entrance donation – £1

Directions to Battleblent House:
From the A1 Thistly Cross roundabout, follow directions for Dunbar. Drive through the village of West Barns. The house is painted white and is on your right hand side next to the school, at the end of the village. There are two drives and there is parking.

The Daisy Chain Trust is a registered Scottish Charity No. SC034575

The Lamp House Music Rehearsal Facility

Opening Saturday 28th April

Lamp House Music – East Lothian’s premier music rehersal & teaching facility – opens Saturday 28th April 2012.

Based in The Lamp House in Station Yard (just off Hospital Road) in Haddington, we have created three fully equipped professionally soundproofed music rehearsal and teaching studios, which we hope will be used by the musical community of East Lothian and beyond.

Click here for more details.