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There is a lot happening in Dunbar Harbour, so we will keep you informed with our news articles and newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter on the right of this article and come back to this news page often to read more. If you have news related to Dunbar Harbour then please send us a message using the form at the bottom and we will publish it here.

 

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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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The tides will be suitable for the repairs to the steps to be completed in June. This will greatly improve access to the boats for both harbour users and visitors.

 

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The entrance to the vaults under the Enjoy Leisure site collapsed some months ago. A G Thomson will be repairing the access to this historic site early in May.

 

 

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At Dunbar’s west beach, adjacent to the harbour, gravity-defying stacks of stones were created at the first annual European stone stacking competition .It brought together a community of stackers from across Europe and featured some inspiring and breath-taking balances .The event was run by DSAT Ltd which is an art and music social enterprise based in Dunbar.

 

 

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Tuesday 18th April saw both Dunbar ALB and ILB lifeboats tasked for the first time in 2017. Responding to a request from the UK Coastguard that a person was suspected of entering the water near the town's East Beach, volunteer crews launched both lifeboats within five minutes. However, just moments after launching, both assets were stood down with police and ambulance crews on scene.

 

 

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There will be a meeting in the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday 10th May at 7pm for any groups or individuals who would like to use the Amphitheatre within Dunbar Battery to display their talents. The Battery project will be completed at the beginning of June by whichtime the plants and new grass should be established. Dunbar Battery will always remain an open space for all to enjoy and news details about the project can be found on dunbarbattery.org.uk

 

 

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