Leuchie is an independent charity which provides high quality respite breaks with 24-hour expert nursing care for people and their families living with long-term physical conditions. The only place of its kind in Scotland, Leuchie is a small organisation with a big vision: To be the UK’s foremost centre of excellence in transforming lives through focusing on every aspect of guest-centred care encompassing physical, social and emotional needs. Please have a look at our website to get a feel for what a unique organisation we are!

Leuchie is striving to move from a nursing / medical focus towards 5-star holidays where each member of the team delivers high-quality customer service in a professional manner, with the wellbeing of every guest held at the centre of all activity and engagement.

Within Leuchie there exist exciting opportunities for enthusiastic Registered Nurses.

As Leuchie develops and moves forward, we require RNs with a high level of motivation and commitment who understand that excellent customer service is integral to their nursing skills.

You will possess the clinical and organisational skills to manage a complex nursing environment and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team where every member is focused on.

You will be forward thinking with excellent communication skills and want to positively contribute to the Leuchie experience and its importance to the health and wellbeing of our guests.

Staff Nurse Vacancies:

Full Time, 70 h per fortnight   £22,458 – £26,608

Part Time, 56h per fortnight  £17,967 – £21,286 (pro rata)

Part Time, 28h per fortnight  £8,983 – £10,643 (pro rata)

Band 5 Equivalent

For further information about the roles and an application pack please contact Leuchie House on 01620 892864 or email psneddon@leuchiehouse.org.uk

Leuchie is an equal opportunities employer. These posts are subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups register check. Leuchie is a charity registered in Scotland no. SC042249, Company no. SC392721.


Scotland’s BIG Nature Festival 2015

Scotland’s BIG nature festival is back 23-24 May, Levenhall Links, Musselburgh! There’s loads to keep wildlife lovers and families entertained all weekend. This  award-winning festival has gone from strength to strength – boasting a packed programme covering everything from specialist wildlife talks, walks and demos,  loads of children’s activities like storytelling, puppet shows, bug bioblitz, pond dipping, willow weaving and loads more ways to give your intrepid wildlife explorers a really wild day out!   

This year RSPB has teamed up with East Lothian Council and have a fantastic new venue, renown for its open spaces and wildlife, overlooking the Firth of Forth and part of the John Muir Way. Over 100 exhibitors offer something for everybody, from the latest wildlife technology, fantastic science, art, books, and much more.   

Visitors can enjoy great locally sourced artisan food and drink, and a farmers market in association with Scotland Year of Food and Drink, and live entertainment. For more information or to buy tickets please visit www.bignaturefestival.org.uk  (adults £12 Children £2 under 5’s free).

For more information about the festival click here…….RSPB Families leaflet_HR

Music Lesson Information


Lamp House Music

just got bigger & better!

Fun, friendly & affordable music lessons

for children & adults.

NEW FOR 2015:

– Adult Guitar Group(beginners)

– Sunday String Group(children & adults)

– Music Technology

(GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools)


Children’s Guitar Groups

– Children’s Ukulele Groups

– Bandjam


For more information please click here…LampHouseMusic

Family Activity Day

Family Activity Day 

Saturday 24th August


Free, some activities may incur a small fee 

 Bring the whole family along to this fun-filled day of activities. This year, become a Nature Detective with the Ranger Service, learn outdoor skills with Borders Search and Rescue Unit, undertake an Orienteering course, join the Libraries, or get hands on with Archaeology Scotland. Plus play outdoor games, meet the Fire Service, or book in advance for kayaking. Bookings for kayaking open 23rd August via 0131 653 2904

 There will also be drama games, storytellers roaming around the museum and, arts and crafts sessions!

Download the programme here:


ComputerXplorers Summer Camps

For 2013 ComputerXplorers will be running a number of summer camps across the Lothians from Edinburgh to North Berwick and in everything from Lego Animation and Cartoon Creation to Minecraft and Rocketeering. We will also be holding our first ever Video Game Jam in Edinburgh and holding a Techno-tainment Camp for juniors!

Some of the workshops on offer:


Stop-motion is one of the simplest and most fun animation techniques.  Combine this with LEGO and you have a winning combination for young film-makers.  A fantastic way to bring your favourite LEGO creations to life.


We will teach you the techniques you need to become a magical movie producer and produce your very own animation which can be viewed by family and friends.  Watch out Wallace and Gromit here comes ComputerXplorers!



Imagine being able to animate James Bond or Simon Cowell, make a monkey…even a potato talk or transform a photograph of yourself into a talking puppet! Well now you can with ComputerXplorers.  We will teach you the techniques you need to make any image come alive and to produce your very own animation which can then be viewed by family and friends.

For East Lothian Camps booking is via the east Lothian Council website or via the Summer Activity Brochure

For this and much, much more please see our website for further details…www.sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk


Family Activity Day – Saturday 18th August, 12.30-3.30pm, Prestongrange Museum

Looking for a fun day for the whole family? Saturday 18th August is Family Activity Day at Prestongrange Museum between 12.30pm-3.30pm

We’ll have the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering (£1 per map)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dance
  • Archery
  • Meet the Ranger Service
  • Search for Lennox the Lion
  • Beam Engine Tours
  • 1960s exhibition
  • outdoor games
  • henna painting (from £3 upwards)

Entry is FREE and most activities are FREE! See those above with £ that have associated costs.

So bring a picnic, bring your families and see you there! Download the poster below:

Family activity poster

Museum Events over the next month Seaside Shenanigans…

Museum Events over the next month
Seaside Shenanigans!
Sunday, 17 June | Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, John Muir’s
Birthplace | 1pm–4pm | Families | Children under 8 must be accompanied
by an adult | Suggested donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
As part of Dunbar’s Civic Week, come for an afternoon of seaside fun in Dunbar’s museums. Craft activities, games and stories can be enjoyed by families at John Muir’s Birthplace and Dunbar Town House Museum
and Gallery. With a special guest appearance from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Seaside Shenanigans_poster

Battle of Prestonpans Family Day
Sunday, 1 July | Prestongrange Museum |
12pm–4pm | Everybody | Children under 8
must be accompanied by an adult | Suggested
donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
Step back in time to 1745 to join the Jacobite camp as it prepares for the Battle of
Prestonpans. Hear the stories, watch the soldiers practise with their weapons and fi nd out how
they lived with the Alan Breck Regiment. Watch out for a few skirmishes as government troops
invade the camp!
Battle of Prestonpans Family Day Poster

You can also check out our programme of workshops in ELC’s Summer Activities Brochure. Book your place by completing the booking form at the back of the booklet and submitting it to the address on the form. http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/file/1896/summer_activities_2012

Seaside Shenanigans_poster

Free family events across Museums from 18-20 May!

Over 18-20 May, East Lothian’s campaigners from history come back to life to share their stories with families! FREE events throughout East Lothian.

 Friday, 18 May: 6pm–8pm

Support the Suffragettes

John Gray Centre

Catherine Blair and Elsie Inglis

 In Haddington, famous local suffragettes Catherine Blair and Elsie Inglis will make a rare appearance. Hear why they believe women deserve the vote and equal rights to men, and then join them as they take action!


Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm

Defend Dunbar Castle with Black Agnes

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

 Discover why Black Agnes needs your help to build some new defences for Dunbar Castle as she protects Scotland from English invasion. You won’t believe your ears as she shares a few secrets about how she protected the castle!


Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm

Campaign for Conservation with John Muir

John Muir’s Birthplace

 Join John Muir in Dunbar as he campaigns to protect the environment. Hear his stories and make your own inspirational banner, using a John Muir quote or one of your own!


Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pmMining Banner

Back the Miners’ Strike

Prestongrange Museum

 Join miners at Prestongrange as they go on strike! You’ll be able to find out about their awful working conditions by experiencing some of the challenges they faced, and joining their protest.


Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pm

Rally for Royalty with Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots Maids

Musselburgh Museum

 Help the maids of Mary, Queen of Scots crack a secret code to assist with her escape. They might spill a few secrets about Mary’s extraordinary life whilst you’re there!