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Dunbar’s lifeboat crew joined the rescue response after five people were cut off by the tide at Pease Bay on Wednesday. The alarm was raised just after 6pm when two adults and three children were spotted in trouble on rocks to the north east of the holiday park. Dunbar’s all weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched and on scene at  6.30pm. By then one of the adults and the three children had made their own  way to safety up the rocks. One man however was still  stranded in rising sea water. The Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter arrived at 7pm and quickly winched the man to safety.

 

 

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Clearance work is now under way to re-establish access to the castle vaults on the south side of the harbour. At the same time progress is being made by Dunbar’s Fishermen’s Association to introduce a Cold Store and Chiller beside their working area.

 

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Dunbar Battery was the setting for many sunny, if windy, events during a busy Civic Week. A variety of performers put on one play and many concerts during the week and Civic Queen  Connie presided over the closing service which brought Civic Week to an end in a  packed amphitheatre.

 

 

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A G Thomson has had to wait until the spring tides were right in June to repair the North Wall steps but these will now make access to the boatsfrom that side of the harbour much easier.

 

 

 

 

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The best family day out in Sunny Dunny with fun for all ages. The parade will start at 13:15  from outside The Hillside Hotel followed by the crowing of the Queen at 1400hrs.
Enjoy live music, Dunbar Coastguard team, lots of stalls, Dancing from Strictly for lifeboats 2017 on the main stage, Vintage cars, Dunbar fire brigade, along with some birds of prey, Children's rides to keep the wee ones happy. The RNLI best bar as always!
The Harley Davidsons will be back again. Plus there will be lots more going on in and around the Harbour to keep you entertained all day long.

 

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Peter Matheson and his border collie Elsa are sailing around the UK fundraising for research into Childhood Cancer. From Wick he will circumnavigate the UK including the Scilly Isles, Orkney & Shetland before travelling back to Wick Harbour in a challenge which could take at least six months. They spent a few days in Dunbar Harbour. Peter was inspired to take up the challenge after his sister died from cancer last year and said he wanted to do something more than just hand over a donation. He is sailing around Britain's coast in a 51yr old 22' "Westerly" yacht, named Wait and Hope, for Petal Childhood Cancer Research. Photo shows Peter & Elsa inside the Wait and Hope with all the comforts required on their 6 month challenge

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Events following major refurbishment

Opening Day - June 3, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

All are welcome to visit Dunbar Battery on Saturday 3 June when Trustees will be on hand to show you round.

Civic Week at the Battery 17th – 25th June

A variety of performances will be put on at Dunbar Battery during Civic Week

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Greenpeace’s ship the Beluga II is on a 2 month scientific voyage around Scotland’s coastlines, investigating the impact of ocean plastic pollution on some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes .The first stop on the tour was on and around the Bass Rock, with water sampling for micro plastics in the area and documentation of plastic pollution in nests. As the world’s largest northern gannet colony, the Bass Rock is of international significance and the ideal starting location for this vital research and environmental campaign by Greenpeace. The crew and scientists from Greenpeace’s Research Laboratories, based at Exeter University, will be  surveying remote beaches for pollution and investigating seabird nests for plastic during hatching season. The expedition will take in sites of stunning beauty and biodiversity, including the Bass Rock, Gunna Sound, Mull, Rùm, Eigg, Skye, and the Shiant Isles in the Outer Hebrides.

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Dunbar Lifeboat Day will be held on Saturday 8th July
Parade starts at 1315hrs from the High Street

 

 

 

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The 1949 Fyfie fishing boat Marean owned by former Harbourmaster Bob Clunas will be moving onto a Victoria Harbour this summer. Those who have enjoyed seeing her in the historic Cromwell Harbour will still be able to enjoy this view when she moves back to her winter mooring.

 

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