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We're very sad to say goodbye to three Directors who have performed vital tasks over their many years on the Harbour Trust.

John Band was a founder member of Dunbar Harbour Trust Association going on to be a Board Director following the Harbour Revision Order creating Dunbar Harbour Trust in 2004 when he served on the Board for 7 years. He re-joined the Trust after a break to pursue other interests and helped develop the harbour for the benefit of the community. John has now reached the maximum 12 years service. The photo is John whilst crossing the Bay of Biscay in a deep, dark December long ago, "asleep on watch", previously a flogging offence.

John is still an active member of Dunbar Sailing Club and had a boat in the harbour for over 20 years.

PS: we may occasionally call John for his detailed memory of important technical information on the bridge, and other projects.


Robin Hamilton is a retired civil engineer and has been on the Dunbar Harbour Trust since 2009. Before retiring he worked as a Director with East of Scotland Water and had 25 years in the water industry. To our good fortune, his engineering experience gave him a specialist insight into the complexity of keeping our harbour walls safe and secure. He's also been a dab hand at accessing funding from many sources.

He will soon have a wee bit more time for his interests of curling, golf, walking, Rotary and caravanning.

PS: we may find occasion to call Robin to inform us on the important projects he headed up on behalf of the Trust, particularly in relation to the vital protection of our harbour walls.


Steven Anderson has been a member of the Harbour Trust since 2009. As a qualified architect Steven has been actively involved in the future improvement of the built-environment in the harbour, most notably the ambitious Dunbar Battery refurbishing and development. He also recently drove the Maggie Stores building which has given us five secure stores.

A local resident, self confessed land-lover and father of three, Steven has a keen interest in sport which is a good fit with his current job as Project Manager with Sportscotland. He will still continue to organise the 'Friends of Dunbar Battery' group.

 PS: we anticipate calling Steven for the contacts he used in the most-important projects he brought to successful conclusion.

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