Another Grammar School Success

From DGS News Update:
Mock Court Competition
Well done to our students who entered this year’s Mock Court Competition. We were delighted when one of our teams progressed from the East of Scotland regional finals at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to the National finals in the City Chambers, Glasgow, presided over by the Right Honourable […]

Dunbar Grammar School Sports Successes

Swimming: Edward Alsop, S4, has been steadily improving on his swimming times and is currently a member of the Scottish Senior Bronze squad. He competed at the North District Open in Inverness last weekend with the East Lothian Swim Team and improved his 400m freestyle time by an incredible 15 seconds to 4:06.55, the fastest […]

Visiting the Lonely Grave of an Aussie Pilot

Flight Sergeant Tony LaGruta died on 24 August 1941 when his Boulton Paul Defiant fighter on a training mission from East Fortune crashed at Hunt Hill in a remote part of the Lammermuirs. He was buried where he fell, and the remains of his aircraft are still there.
I have been making an annual hike to […]

Christmas Lights Put-Up Day

Graham Adams, the Christmas Lights team, and a willing bunch of volunteers are hard at work putting up the Dunbar Christmas Lights. This is a terrific achievement, and Dunbar should feel proud. The display this year looks like being better than ever.

Community Craft Shop opens in Dunbar

The Dunbar Craft Studio is a community Investment company started with the help of East Lothian Business Gateway. The aim is to provide rent-able space for local crafters from all over the County to display their wares. They also do on-line sales worldwide, and in future plan to run crafting classes.
They are having a Christmas […]

DCC Minutes October 2017

Here are the main points from the October meeting:

The present incumbents were confirmed in the following appointments: Chair (Stephen Bunyan), Vice Chair (George Robertson), Secretary (Jacquie Bell), and Treasurer (Alasdair Swan). Stephen Bunyan indicated that he would stand down as Chair in a year’s time.
There was a presentation by Peter Murray and Alison MacDonald on […]

Heriot Watt Study on Healthy Ageing

The Psychology Department of Heriot-Watt University are conducting a study on the benefits of learning a new skill for the over 65s.
As we get older, some of us might experience changes in our thinking or memory skills. Research has suggested that taking up a new activity, especially one we’ve never done before, might help maintain […]

Fireworks Season is Here

Whilst we all enjoy official fireworks displays, especially on or around the 5th November, there is an increasing trend for ad-hoc fireworks displays at other times, and especially from now till the New Year. People need to be fully aware of the safety issues and must act responsibly around fireworks. Dogs are especially affected by […]

Jimmy Bain – Thanks to all Sponsors

Mark Beattie, who masterminded to project to create a statue and a plaque in memory of pop guitarist Jimmy Bain wishes to express his sincere thanks for all sponsors and others who helped with this project:

Colin Cairns Ford who created the life-size statue of Jimmy Bain from welded steel.
The Bainbow Band who performed at the […]

DCC Minutes September 2017

The main points from the September DCC meeting are as follows:

Assembly Rooms: – Paul Zochowski of ELC explained his recently circulated development plan for this site.
Civic Week:- A coordinator is needed to take over the organisation of Civic Week from Sue Anderson. Notifications have been placed on Facebook.
Police Report:- There have been a number of […]