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News

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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Cheery Churros set up on Aug 14th, next to Big Blue and The Fizz Bar.

Yum, yum.

 

  

 

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The Nevis Ensemble, August 8.

For those who remember the Ricciotti Ensemble’s performance last year, we had great news! The Nevis Ensemble is a Scottish incarnation! Some of the musicians, including the tenor Jamie Munn, have formed their own Scottish version and returned to Dunbar! Great performance. A full house and maybe coming next year, too? In 2019, they wish to play their instruments in the Rowing Club's skiffs whilst floating in the harbour.

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August 6, 2018:  Dunbar’s lifeboat crew rescued a German yacht owner whose engine failed early-morning. The yacht Optimist B became stranded without power or wind a mile north of Torness Power Station. The all weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched from its mooring at Torness at 7.07am and within a few minutes had reached the yacht.

The 74-year-old skipper of the 40ft yacht had been sailing single-handedly from Dusseldorf around the UK since May and was on passage to Port Edgar on the Firth of Forth when he suffered technical difficulties. After assessing the situation, the lifeboat crew set up a tow to Dunbar Harbour for repairs.

 

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Atlantica: Swedish, 30 crew, departed Dundee on 8th August, arrived off Dunbar that evening having diverted from her original destination of Eyemouth, entered Victoria Harbour at 11am on 9th Aug. to take on fuel.

Atlantica was built in Skagen, Denmark, 1981 as a sail training vessel. Since 1982 Atlantica has been sailing with teenage and adult trainees during summer months, and with schools and companies during Spring and Autumn.

The trainees work together with the ships' officers to manage the ship in everything from sailing, maintenance to cooking. Atlantica is a “happy ship” and the young officers will do everything in their power to make the sailing a fantastic experience.

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Bob Clunas was invited to sail on the The Swan, from Lerwick, Shetland to Ålesund, Norway. 4 -10th August, seven days sailing and 340 nautical miles. Bob will be going back in September to sail her from the Lofotens back to Shetland . Wish him 'fair winds and rolling home'.

 

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August 2nd:  Áine Hay Dance Academy

Everyone was welcome to the Dunbar Battery for an afternoon of Irish Dancing. The children were astonishing and later some parents were invited to ‘have a go’. This was a fundraiser to assist with costs of sending some dancers to the World Championships in Holland next year.

The Academy offers complete beginners the opportunity to learn the basic movements involved in the unique form of dance that is Irish Dancing. Alongside the steps these early classes will help children develop their timing, co-ordination and rhythm. Irish dancing helps improve fitness and gives a new skill and having fun.  See FB Friends of Áine Hay Academy of Irish Dance

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The splendiferous Sparkling Dunbar Harbour Music & Craft Festival took place at the Dunbar Battery & Harbours, on Sat 28th July, and was a grand success. The weather started rainy but sunshine broke out and we had a great day despite several windy gusts!. The afternoon was truly spectacular, with live music, handmade crafts, rowing 'tasters', and activities for kids.

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John Swan's superb photo of the incredible lightning storm over Dunbar on Friday evening, 27th July! A spectacular storm that passed over in one hour.

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‘Homecoming’, a theatre production in our Battery took place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July. There were stories and songs, drawing inspiration from the Dunbar Battery’s history as a World War 1 hospital and its location close to the former Dunbar Barracks, through which thousands of men passed on their way to the Front.

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The Battery has seen several events; here is Rita Bradd playing harp and The Three Craws entertaining the children with funny stories of Dunbar's coastline, birds and scary bogles. Ten performances in July and August, from the Three Craws series of plays by Rita Bradd.

Bring the children, the performances continue on August 2, 9, 16, 23: Thursdays at 2pm.

Have any questions? Give us a call 01368 865 404

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