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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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These branders are being installed in the Cromwell Harbour to protect the fishing boats in bad weather. The boats will ride against them, thus dampening any surge-effect during storms and will eliminate the risk of the boats being thrown onto the quayside in extreme conditions.

Stop Press: The first of the branders has already been fitted, the remaining installations depend on weather and tidal conditions being suitable and resources being available at those times; it is an ongoing project.

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Dunbar Harbour Trust would like to thank the crew of Dunbar RNLI for towing a boat that sank in the harbour to a safe location.

Owners: remember the importance of

* frequently and regularly checking your boat whist it's in the harbour

* especially check before and after periods of bad weather

* keeping your boat well maintained.

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Two magazines: Viridor’s National Magazine and the Scottish Ornithologists Club's Winter Magazine have promoted the recent interpretation panels on and around Dunbar's harbour walls.

Jack Mclaughlin was a well-known disc-jockey on the airwaves with (pirate) Radio Scotland during the 1960s. Recently he had heard that he is featured on a panel illustrating Radio Scotland's story. In September he decided to visit Dunbar and was shown the panel on the upper wall of the North Pier of Victoria Harbour.

In total there are 30 interpretation panels, take a stroll and try to find them all. The stories may surprise you.

 

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Our return trip started well from Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, with light winds, we even flew the topsail and the intention was to sail direct to Lerwick but a succession of lows meant that we had to take the inside passage through the fjords.

The only time we needed to go outside the islands was to round the Stadt peninsula, the forecast was Force 5 to 6 but we were caught well and truly. The wind freshened to a storm 10. We blew out the staysail and tore the main, lots of stitching, we found out afterwards that they experience over 100 days-a-year of storm-force winds

 

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October 20, 2018. Historical reenactment.

A superb event from the actors, helpers and organisers of the Soldiers and Sailors of the '45 held on Saturday October 20 at Dunbar Battery. A great day of drama, meeting the 'protagonists', and seeing the various drills and demonstrations.

 

 

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Bait, chill store receives its attractive cladding in larch wood, which will weather very nicely.

 

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Dunbar lifeboat’s newest recruit, 17 year old Kieran Fairbairn, is Scotland’s youngest lifeboat crew member. Kieran, the son of Dunbar Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn, attends Dunbar Grammar School and is now on call for any life-saving emergencies – he can happily drop lessons! Kieran is in his final year at school but he might have to put his school work on hold should the pagers go off while he’s in class.

 

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Open-air family cinema evening by Pix in the Stix!, Sept 22nd

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT; THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

“The Greatest Showman” was enjoyed as the sun went down in Dunbar’s stunning outdoor amphitheatre. A picnic and a blanket were advisable!

The show was sold out almost immediately with the organisers requesting that the audience be restricted to 80. Hope you were one of the lucky viewers!

Everyone wrapped up warmly and all the youngsters behaved correctly....so everyone enjoyed the show.

 

 

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An invading Roman phalanx gathered at the harbour and, ordered on by the stentorian Tribune, the centurions marched towards the Battery. They met with only light resistance (in fact, none).

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't forget: at the Battery

Soldiers and Sailors of the ’45.  Historical reenactment, taking place in the Battery, October 20.

 

Remember: Future Battery Events https://dunbarbattery.org.uk/topics/events/

 

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