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We’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like ours grants of up to £1,500.

Tesco customers will now vote in the Musselburgh store during July to September and will decide how much funding we get for the PL Breakfast Cafe, so please support us next time you shop at Tesco!

We will also be posting on social media about the Breakfast Café project. Even if you don’t shop at Tesco, can you help spread the word through your friends and family by sharing our posts and tweets? Every little helps!

Twitter:  @PL_LF


Our breakfast café is managed day to day by Jonathan Sharples from the Pennypit Trust, he is supported by a whole team of wonderful staff from PL, volunteering their time, before school.

We continually need to raise funds to keep the breakfast café running, to ensure all our young people have access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast at the start of the school day. The funding we receive from the vote will go towards the cost of breakfast supplies.

A huge thank you to everyone who gives their time to help keep the Breakfast Café running at PL. We couldn’t do it without your help.


Julie Lowe

Head of Development


Get into Summer East Lothian!

Sports, play and free swims… it’s officially time to ‘Get into Summer’ in East Lothian!

There are lots of projects running throughout the holiday period giving children and young people the chance to be active, connect with others and enjoy the best that East Lothian has to offer. Examples include football, tennis, rugby and gymnastics events, pop-up play activities, computing camps and free swimming at enjoyLeisure pools.

Find out more about the activities on offer (including eligibility and booking information where appropriate) at:


Youth Theatre

At the beginning of March 2020 all youth theatre classes were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last year classes have been we delivered online over Zoom however, I am very excited to announce classes are BACK face to face.

East Lothian Youth Theatre offers young people aged 5 – 18, who are looking to explore their potential and develop their acting skills, the opportunity to participate in weekly drama sessions across East Lothian.

Classes are designed to nurture creativity and talent through improvisation activities, characterisation, drama games, devising and much more, whilst adhering to the Scottish Government Guidelines. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with scripts and texts to build on performance skills.

Joining a group can have a positive impact on Health and Wellbeing by building self-confidence, making new friends, developing new skills, reducing social isolation and above all having fun.

Classes are led by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent.

Classes will run in the following locations:

Tranent, Musselburgh, Longniddry, Prestonpans and Haddington. Classes in Dunbar will also return from w/c 24th May however they may be outdoor to begin with and move indoors after the first few weeks. .

For more information and details on how to book please visit the Brunton website:

Class sizes are limited due to the Covid restrictions, I would advise booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out

Please note, when booking online, the system will only display the start date of the class you select, but you will be booking the entire 6-week block.

Listed are some of the Covid-19 procedures which will be in place at the majority of our venues:

  1. Only those who are participating in the class are permitted in the building no parent/carers.
  2. No spectators allowed
  3. All persons will have their temperature checked on entering the building and if registering in the orange/red zone that will not be allowed entry on this occasion.
  4. Parent/carers should remain in the car park until the class starts in the event that their child registers a high reading and is refused entry.
  5. A one way system is in operation which must be strictly adhered to.
  6. All persons over 5 years should wear a face covering when entering and moving around the building.  This is not necessary when participating in the class unless otherwise advised by the tutor depending on activity.
  7. Do not arrive any earlier that 10 minutes before the start of your session as you will not gain entry.
  8. Parents/carers should not send any child to the session who is showing symptoms of COVID 19 or any other illness.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Amy Robinson

Development Officer Dance & Drama

The Brunton and East Lothian Council Arts Service

The Brunton | Ladywell Way | Musselburgh | EH21 6AA

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Brunton Theatre Trust is a registered Scottish Charity SC022422