Scottish Seabird Centre

On Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October, the Scottish Seabird Centre are hosting a special Community Weekend where entry into the award-winning Discovery Centre will be FREE.
During the Community Weekend, there will be the chance to enjoy first-hand the Seabird experience and meet the team. There will be range of activities, including the 3D Wildlife Theatre film experience; live gannet talks from the Discovery Centre experts; the chance to meet Craig the Crab during the sing-a-long puppet show; plus a special Seal and Seabirds Workshop with Andrew.
For further info on the Community Weekend please click here:’s-on/community-weekend/10/23/223

Fancy a show?

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Special offer: Tickets £5 for ELC school children and parents / carers
Quote: Schools Little Gent offer, only when booking in person or by phone on 0131 665 2240.
Fri 22 Sep 6.30pm & Sat 23 Sep 3pm
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
All the little Gentleman wants is a friend. A friend he can sit in the sun with and watch the birds. But nobody wants to be his friend, until one day he is woken up by a curious dog who just wants to play.
Recommended for everyone aged 4 and over, running time 50mins.

Could You Foster A Child?

East Lothian Council’s Education and Children’s Services spokesperson Councillor Shamin Akhtar said:
‘We have children and young people who need foster carers urgently. We had a brilliant response to our campaign at Christmas and the foster carers recruited then have completed their home visits, disclosure checks and training and are now taking on their first young people. However, demand is always growing and we need more people to come forward very soon and give their love and support to some vulnerable children and young people who really, really need them.
‘As you know, we set great store in East Lothian in keeping our looked-after children in or very close to East Lothian, so that very vulnerable children don’t have to change schools or lose touch with their friends and wider families. Not every fostering agency thinks this is important but we do – we really see the value in not sending children far away from everyone and everything they know. So, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to all our foster carers for choosing to Foster East Lothian and for the fantastic job they do – they make a difference every day. I hope that there will be a number of people reading this article now who will also be able to make that difference and be the ones that our children so desperately need.’
To find out more about joining our East Lothian fostering team, please go to or phone us on 01620 827 643. Our next intake of foster carers takes place in September 2017.

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