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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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Ross Edgley is SWIMMING round Britain! Margate-to-Margate, clockwise, a few miles every day.

In the middle of the night his supporting catamaran, 'Hecate',came in, and tied up alongside the Visitor's berth. UK strongman Ross Edgley, is on a mission to swim around the entirety of mainland Great Britain – all 2,000 miles of it; crashing coastline, unruly weather, the works.

On 1 June, he set off in a clockwise direction, swimming daily for six hours at a time. Ross will only stop to sleep on his support boat, from which he'll plot his route and vlog his progress. He plans to not touch shore until he arrives at London's Tower Bridge an estimated 100 days later; so far he's passing 115+ days.

 

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The Battery was 'resurrected' by a design by Steven Anderson.

Steven, on behalf of the Harbour Trust, has received the Retrofit Award for 2018 from the Architect’s Journal. The jury decided that Dunbar Battery is - “a playful and joyful space which is engaging for adults and kids”. The jury also liked the way in which the existing wall on the site was salvaged and re-used to create a simple but effective design.

Day and night there is much to be appreciated in this open-air space.

 

 

 

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Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club has taken advantage of the good summer weather, most recently organising the Tweed Row for 20 visiting skiffs (clubs from St. Andrews to Sunderland). The row is 6 miles upstream to Paxton House and the chain-link bridge, a picnic, then another 6 miles downstream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Andy Hodgson is not allowed to come ashore until he's finished circumnavigating the UK so he's anchored in Dunbar harbour for a rest. Phew!

Circumnavigating the British Isles by man-power alone is w​​​​​​​​​​​​​​idely regarded as one of the toughest ocean rowing endurance challenges on the planet. Until this year however, Andy had never set foot on a boat before but now has the goal of raising £10,000 for the RNLI and MIND.​ After a few days he'll be off to London, wind and weather allowing.

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The area below the swimming pool was cleared by AG Thomson's diggers & JCB recently. This ‘enjoyleisure’ site, also called the Ballroom site, was cluttered by much building rubble and fishing-gear. The diggers took away the rubble and used it to fill in the Broadhaven breakwater. Much of the fishing-gear has been tidied up and now there is a useful space.

 

 

 

 

 

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Belinda & Graham were the happy couple. The day started with heavy rain and strong winds however a swift check of the Meteoradar showed that the day would clear just before the celebration started. Yes, it cleared and the ceremony enjoyed a clear sky and light winds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 30th: Chiara, an Italian Scottish singer-songwriter living in Glasgow, saw the Dunbar Battery when in town visiting a friend and liked the space so much, she had to play there. Wow! The power of the Battery (pun intended!) Chiara has a UK wide tour in the Autumn: www.chiaraberardelli.com

 

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‘Jenny Le’ a new arrival in the harbour, just been craned in; apparently a pleasure vessel being refitted by a person from east Linton. Some work to do!

 

 

 

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Pix in the Stix: As the summer draws to a close and the nights get darker, what better way to celebrate a successful summer of events than an outdoor cinema showing at the Dunbar Battery. Bring picnic blankets, popcorn and thermos as we welcome Pix in The Stix and their viewing of 'The Greatest Showman' on evening of 22nd September.  

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Alex Cornish Gig,  September 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. More live music at the Dunbar Battery as we welcome Alex Cornish.

Alex is a local, highly accomplished recording artist and we’re delighted he has agreed to play Until the Traffic Stops: “A beautifully orchestrated album of rich, dark, ethereal singer-songwriting that evokes the 21st century soundscapes of Radiohead” – The Telegraph.

Free show – donations welcome.

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

 

 

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Earth and rubble has been moved from above the Maggie-area, taken over the bridge and disposed off near the breakwater.

Also the DHT are looking to make improvements to the area behind the Fisherman's Stores to create better access and new workshops and garage area for the forklift, as well as reinstating the seating-area below the Castle. Plans are being developed for Planning and funding applications with the project hopefully on site early in the new year.

 

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