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Carriageway Repair Works – TTRO for eastbound lane closure Longniddry

It is East Lothian Councils intention to undertake carriageway repair works on the eastbound direction of the A198 Longniddry dual carriageway.

In order to comply with the current health and safety legislation, it will be necessary to close the eastbound carriageway during the periods detailed below:-

  • Monday 13th to Friday 17th January 2020
  • Monday 20th to Friday 24th January 2020
  • Monday 27th to Friday 31st January 2020

It is proposed to divert eastbound traffic via Cockenzie, Port Seton and the Coast Road as shown on the attached plan. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

Temporary traffic lights may be installed at junction of East Lorimer Place/Edinburgh Road Cockenzie to assist with traffic flows.

The transport plan is as follows:

The East Coast bus services will do the following diversion East Bound only

School service 124 Will operate from Johnny cope to Longniddry via, Meadowmill Roundabout, B6371 Coalgate Road to Port Seton, Alder Road, Long Craigs onto B1348, Dean Road, A168 and then travel as normal back to the school

X5 & 124 Service buses  Meadowmill Roundabout via, B6371 Coalgate Road to Port Seton, Alder Road, Long Craigs onto B1348, Dean Road, A168, then normal route to North Berwick

Seton Mains pupils

The pupils who normally use the school service from Seton Garden Centre and Seton Mains will be collected by taxi as follows:

Seton Mains Garden centre 0812

Seton Mains 0814

Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2019

The Brunton in Musselburgh, is the place to be on Tuesday 31 December for a fun packed Family Hogmanay, part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals 2019-2020.

The Brunton has a well established track record in delivering Hogmanay celebrations in Musselburgh. The daylong event includes performances, workshops and events booked for in advance: two day time ceilidhs, lantern making, drumming workshops, storytelling and puppetry with It’s In The Bag and Clydebuilt Puppets. Additional art and craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling can be paid for on the day.

The day culminates in a stunning lantern parade and firework display lighting up the sky along the Musselburgh coastline. Then for those wishing to see in 2020, The Brunton hosts Hogmania! a family friendly party with live band, piper, Hogmanay snacks and more.

Ticketed activities and events run from 11am – 6.30pm. The FREE evening event starts at 6.30pm as people gather at The Brunton for the Lantern Parade which sets off at 7pm led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost. This leads to Fisherrow Links for a spectacular Scottish fireworks display from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Audience feedback from previous years:

“As always it’s brilliant and we love this being on our doorstep! Thanks!”

“Just to say thank you to all who organise this wonderful event for families. We love it and the atmosphere is always so nice. Will definitely be back.”

“Fantastic event. Amazing fireworks display.”

Hogmanay Celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton and has received support as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Information and booking: / 0131 665 2240.

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage Booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains of meningitis.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations.  All forms should have been returned to school by now.  Any outstanding forms should be returned no later than Monday 16 December.