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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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Alistair will be retiring from the Trust at the end of March with over six years valuable service. He has been legal adviser to the Board during his time, and in recent years has played a very active role as Chair of the Dunbar Harbour Management Committee. We feel sure that all at the harbour will wish to express their gratitude for Alistair’s considerable contributions to the management of the harbour.

 

 

 

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Following an inspection of Victoria Harbour mooring chains some evidence of deterioration was found on 4 short lengths of cross chains. The moorings committee is organising a team to replace these on the low tide of the 3rd/4th March

 

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The snowy weather being referred to as the ‘Beast from the East’reaches Dunbar harbour.

 

 

 

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We have had glaucous gulls, eider ducks and many other species spotted here but Dunbar Harbour is one of the best places to spot Kittiwakes. These are a medium-sized gull, with small yellow bill, dark eye, grey back and white underneath and  their little legs are short and black. In flight,the black wing-tips show no white, unlike other gulls, and look as if they have been 'dipped in ink'.These are the most oceanic gull and the individuals from our  breeding colonies spend roughly half of the year at sea. From February till August Dunbar Harbour is home to  the most accessible Kittiwake colony in the UK in  the ruins of Dunbar Castle.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Dunbar planted five thousand purple crocus corms on the path leading up to the Battery at the Harbour.This is part of  Rotary's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with the purple colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child to indicate they have received their oral  polio vaccine.
Eradicating polio has been Rotary's humanitarian focus for over 30 years

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From baby seals surrounded by  plastic waste to a gannet tangled up in a coil of twine the impact humans can wreak on their local wildlife is devastating. This is what animals in the Firth of Forth are faced with on a daily basis, with conservation chiefs naming plastic as “by far the worst offender” when it comes to pollution on our beaches. The fishing fleet in Dunbar is participating in the successful project Fishing for Litter which tackles marine litter at sea which reduces marine litter by engaging one of the key stakeholders, the fishing industry.

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Proper toilet facilities at the harbour for users and visitors has been a regular demand for many years. The challenge has been to find a solution that is effective without changing the feel of the harbour. The Harbour Trust has come up with an imaginative Plan for the South Pier with low visual impact and a sedum roof.These plans have been submitted for planning approval and details will be available shortly on the Trust’s web-site.

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DHT are carrying out repairs to damaged areas of the coal hirst in Cromwell Harbour. The work is being carried out by A G Thomson & Sons.Photo shows the finished repair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moorings are available in Dunbar Harbour.Interested parties should  download the  form at Port Operations on our website.  Forms are also available from the Harbour Master.

 

 

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There are a few moorings available in both the Victoria and Cromwell Harbours in Dunbar for the 2018 season. We can accommodate boats up to 11m.

Please download an Application form which can be found on this site under the Port Operations tab on this page. 

You can also contact the harbour master on 0795 875 4858

Have any questions? Give us a call 01368 865 404

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