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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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Artist Julia Barton (right) visited Dunbarlast month with MSP Joan McAlpine in preparation for an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament. Her focus is on the effect of plastics in the sea and the importance of good housekeeping in coastal communities and harbours. Dunbar fishermen play an active role under the guidance of our harbour master by fishing for litter and disposing of it safely, but even a tidy harbour like Dunbar has too much industrial and waste plastic lying around. The Holyrood exhibition is designed to increase awareness of the problem, for any plastic lying around can end up in the harbour.

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The AJ Architecture Awards were held in December in the Grosvenor House Hotel, London and hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain. 23 Awards were given out picked from 120 shortlisted projects across the UK. The Dunbar Battery project involved improving access, repairing and conserving the stonework and creating a multipurpose events space. The site enjoys outstanding views, and the judges said that rankinfraser had intervened in a subtle yet effective way, adding handrails, steps and other additions ‘beautifully well’. One judge said: ‘There’s a real depth to this design. The interventions don’t detract from the historic building and are very cleverly done.’  DHT are delighted that this project has been chosen as the AJ Architecture Awards’ Budget Project of the Year, a category that celebrates architecture built for £500,000 or less.

 

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A G Thomson repaired a large hole in the slipway at the Cromwell Harbour as part of an ongoing repair plan. See  photo

 

 

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On December 16, 2017 between  3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.The Discovery Church Dunbar in conjunction with Dunbar Churches Together invites everyone to join in the singing of Christmas Carols at Dunbar Battery.Wrap up warmly!

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Harbour users are reminded that  applications for mooring for the 2018 season need to be returned to the Harbour Master by the end of December. Moorings will be allocated from the first week in January. A form can be downloaded from www.dunbarharbourtrust.co.uk
Forms are also available from the Harbour office or from the Harbour Master or in McArthurs store

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We are sorry to announce the sad news of one of the Trust’s former Directors, Tom Craig who  passed away  in November. Tom chaired the Harbour Management Committee and was a keen supporter of the harbour. Tom made a significant contribution  during his time as a member of  the DHT Board.

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The  Directors  of Dunbar Harbour Trust, the Harbour Master and Deputy Harbour Master would like to wish all harbour users, visitors & local residents a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

 

 

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The Battery at Dunbar Harbour is being floodlit during the winter months.The building is very atmospheric under the lighting and is well worth a visit.

 

 

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The Harbours’ Users Meeting was held in November and included an update on the 2014 - 2017 improvements and a look at planned improvements going forward over the next three years.  There were presentations on the past wall repairs and those planned going forward and also on the Battery project.

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If it’s true people need friends, so do buildings

Historic buildings need an enormous amount of care and maintenance and are a symbol of our heritage They also need champions, people to encourage their use, and promote their existence They are often cared for and managed by volunteers. They receive no government funding and rely heavily on voluntary donations

We need a Friends group to support the Battery Friends are people who want to get involved. This can be a very rewarding task as it lets you to talk about why the Battery is important to you and your community.

People are out there, and many of you would lend a hand or share your skills help secure and protect what we see as our heritage. There are so many skills that exist in our community anything from organising fundraising events or filling in funding applications

Have any questions? Give us a call 01368 865 404

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