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1st Response

Feeling at crisis point?

Are you dealing with long-term, mounting stress? Are you feeling unable to cope?

People can feel at crisis point for many reasons, including:

 Money or debt worries

 Unemployment or problems at work

 Housing issues

 Changes in your health

 Family or caring concerns

Whatever the issue, 1st Response can support you to resolve your crisis.

Please click here to find out more East Lothian 1st Response new v2.Leaflet pdf


East Lothian Youth Theatre

East Lothian Youth Theatre has established competitively priced drama workshops throughout East Lothian subsidised by East Lothian Council to ensure every child has the same opportunity to experience professional creative workshops.

Drama is a great tool for confidence building, future public speaking and exploring emotion. All our sessions are run by qualified professional drama instructors.

An electronic flier detailing the classes we offer and pricing is available below:

East Lothian Youth Theatre

Zoe Murdoch

Police Safety Message

Message from Chief Constable Phil Gormley QPM

Police Scotland is saddened by the tragic events in London on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their communities.

Whilst there is no specific intelligence to suggest such an incident will occur in Scotland, the UK threat level remains at Severe, therefore we must remain alert but not alarmed. You may notice increased police patrols. Such patrols are there for reassurance and community engagement.

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Invitation to all Childminders Living and Working in East Lothian

We have been asked to make all Childminders aware of the following meeting:

Join East Lothian Council’s Early Learning and Childcare Team for a discussion on the Scottish Government’s proposal to provide 1140 hours of early learning and childcare for all 3 & 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds by 2020

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Community News and Information

Instead of many flyers going home and adding to a paper mountain we put all such events in this section. If you are organising an event please write what you would like as information and we will endeavour to include in this section for you. We do not take any responsibility nor do we screen the quality of any the community projects and events advertised here.


Our campaign is pressing for a safe link between Drem and Gullane, and from there, to the other coastal villages.

The path would allow walkers, cyclists, young and old to travel safely, free from the busy and dangerous main road.

The link below is a story that recently appeared in the East Lothian Courier, it provides up-to-date background.

We now support the route offered by the landowner, an off-road path on the west side of the B1345 from Drem.

The path will bring health benefits by encouraging families to get out and enjoy the beautiful East Lothian countryside.

There are economic benefits too as the path would help attract visitors to the area. This would be good news for local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Please show your support for the campaign and receive updates on progress by emailing:
Twitter: @dgcorepath

Muirfield Riding Therapy provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. This offers them the unique opportunity to improve their core stability , improve mobility and can maintain some function in very disabled children. We do rely heavily on volunteers and we currently have a few vacancies for children aged 10+ for volunteering on Friday afternoons.

The tasks at this age cannot be with the riders in the arena but the children will get to learn all about horses and the tasks involved in caring for them. It’s also an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and get fresh air and exercise . As children become older they can move into the work in the arena and gain different skills with riders and horses.

If you are interested please contact Muirfield Riding therapy or pop in for a junior application form tel : 01620 842502.

Team Poppy ask you to Make a Date for Coffee & Cake or Tea & Treats at Gullane Village Hall Saturday 18th March 10-12 noon.

£3 entry for adults (including raffle ticket) and £1 for children ?

We look forward to seeing you there, all funds going towards getting Poppy home.?

Melissa Leadley

Sporting Revolution at Gullane Primary School Sporting Revolution unique sports and fitness coaching is a new class for P5-P7 held every Thursday 5.15-6.15 in the school gym hall.  We teach Dodgeball, Handball, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball as well as specific fitness classes.  It is great for helping with all team sports and lots of fun.

Call Scott on 07894571028 to book a space.

Enjoy.a.Ball Classes are held at Gullane Village Hall on a Thursday for Nursery 2pm-3pm and Primary 1 children 3pm – 4 pm, with P2/3 classes in the school gym hall 4.15-5.15.  We work on gross motor skills with the younger children before teaching the skills and rules of 10 different Ball sports.  All classes are taught in a fun, caring and creative manner.  To book call Scott on 07894571028 or email

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Edinburgh & East Lothian Out Of Care Network – February Holiday Club

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s hard to believe that even though they have just returned to school a few weeks ago, we are now ready to take registrations for our February Holiday Club which starts on 13th Feb 2017.

We hope that our February Holiday Club will be as successful as our October Holiday Club and our staff have been working hard to plan exciting activities for the children. Please see the enclosed Holiday Club for details of the activities planned for each of the six days during the February Break (Monday 13th – Monday 20th.)

We will run the February Holiday Club in Four ELOSCN locations: Stoneyhill, Pencaitland, Cockenzie and Gullane, our newest club! To request a space in one of our four Holiday Clubs, please complete the Holiday Club Registration Request Form below (which only takes a few minutes). An email will be sent to you, within two business days of registering, confirming your registration with instructions on how to complete payment by February 10th in order to secure your space(s).

Holiday Club Registration Request Form

Please note that all online Registration Request Forms will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive four free Friday After School Club sessions to be used before the end of April 2017.

We look forward to receiving your Holiday Club Registration Request Form(s) and in the meantime, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Senior Management Team on 0131-653-0820.

Kind regards,

Vivien Struthers

(m):  07533-345-492

Fisherrow Centre
South Street
EH21 6AT
(t):   0131-653-0820
Registered Scottish Charity Number: SC 030533

Foster Carers Urgently Required

We have been asked to share the following request on our school websites:

We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian.  Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home.  Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!

To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at

I hope you can help – we would welcome anything you can do to help us get the message out there.

Best wishes


Jane Ogden-Smith MCIPR
East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Community News and Information

Instead of many flyers going home and adding to a paper mountain we put all such events in this section. If you are organising an event please write what you would like as information and we will endeavour to include in this section for you. We do not take any responsibility nor do we screen the quality of any the community projects and events advertised.

Coach House Creatives present Gullane Christmas fair on Friday 18th November from 6-9pm and Saturday 19th November from 1—5pm.

The Coach House Broadgait Gullane. Beautiful crafts by local people.

 ‘Beaver Scouts are for boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old.  This is the youngest section of Scouting.  Gullane Beavers meet most Friday nights during term time between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Village Hall.  We do lots of fun activities including games, outdoor activities, crafts and visits to local places of interest all based around the children earning badges devised by the Scout Association.  Children’s names can be placed on the waiting list as soon as they turn 5.  We currently have a few places on our waiting list for 5-year olds.  If you would like to place your child’s name on the waiting list (or if you would like further details) please e-mail with your child’s name and date of birth.’

Many thanks,

The Beaver Leaders

Jude Leslie
Nick Stemp
Wendy Spink
Emma van der Vijver