DCC Minutes December 2017

Here are the main points from the December meeting:

The Project Manager gave a presentation about the proposed Neart Na Gaoithe Windfarm which will be 30 Km North of Torness and will have a potential capacity of 450 MW. Work offshore is due to start in 2021.
Three applications for grants from the Local Priorities Fund were […]

Reception for Christmas Lights Team

Dunbar Community Council held a reception in Dunbar Town House last night for the Christmas Lights Team and their families. This was to celebrate those volunteers who had made Dunbar Christmas Lights “Probably the best in the World, and certainly the best in East Lothian”. Graham Adams and his team work throughout the year to […]

DCC Minutes November 2017

The meeting was not quorate due to the unavoidable absence of 6 members. the main points discussed were as follows:

Gala Day with a Paint Brush: Mike Wilson, a journalist from Edinburgh described his plan for crowd-sourcing and volunteering for community projects.
Civic Week: plans are developing for DCC members to manage Civic Week 2018 in the […]

East Beach Regeneration – Public Meeting 4th Dec

The Dunbar Community Council receives many queries / criticism about the state of the East Beach which is now denuded of sand. In fact the Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group have been working on solutions for a long time now, and there is currently an exhibition in the Bleachingfields Centre which indicates the state […]

Dunbar Christmas Lights Switch On

Tonight was another triumph for the Dunbar Christmas Lights team. There are new displays on show this year, thanks to the work of the team throughout the year, and they do look magnificent. There were record crowds at tonight’s switch on, and the button was pressed by members of the Dunbar United Football Club. Well […]

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.