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Rankinfraser, the Battery’s Landscape Architect and Lead Consultant, entered the project into the AJ’s Budget project of the Year category from projects under £500k and we’ve just found out its been shortlisted! 
Congratulations to all involved .

The Sailing Season has been brought to a close when annual craning out took place on Friday 29th September. Dunbar Sailing Club organised the lift out  for winter and members help with fixing of straps to the boats and guiding the boat with ropes on to each cradle, trailer or support.



Eight skiffs rowed out of the harbour on a sunny Saturday with their boats looking like long ships and their crews dressed as Vikings.They successfully ‘raided’ Tyninghame beach before returning to the harbour.




Avril Anderson, riding in her first Cycle Sportive won the 50 mile race out of Hawick in just over 3 hours. Avril looks after the harbour accounts for us each week.




Both of Eyemouth's RNLI lifeboats were called out to the Dunbar-based May Queen trawler which was moored in Eyemouth harbour & developed a severe list causing sea water to pour in on the rising tide and flood the vessel. The vessel was made safe and pollution booms put in place. At high tide, the vessel was towed upright and water removed from the trawler with two salvage pumps.



Ricciotti Ensemble perform to a packed house

The 40 young musicians of the Ricciotti Ensemble brought their unique brand of fun and energetic performance to a packed house at Dunbar Battery

Sparkling Dunbar Music Festival

Dunbar Battery saw 300/400 people enjoy a variety of music and craft stalls.The outdoor amphitheatre hosted live performances from local bands & musicians. Many thanks to all who supported the event and to Taylor Wimpey for their sponsorship

A fishing boat skippered by David Fairbairn, a former crew member and father of current Dunbar coxswain Gary Fairbairn suffered engine failure . They were stranded one and a half miles north of Torness. Mechanics managed to fix the generator, allowing the battery to recharge & restart the power.

In the same week Dunbar’s (ILB) was launched to assist a rigid inflatable boat owned by crew member Alan Ross after it suffered engine failure near to the town’s harbour. The rib was towed back to the harbour

Dunbar Sea Cadets POC Samantha Kaszuba has just finished another voyage on TS ROYALIST  taking part in the tall ships race. The ship won overall in their class and it is the first time in 31 years a British ship has won it. Well done to all the crew for their achievement.



McArthur’s Store will be participating in Doors Open Day on Saturday 23rd September which is part of European Heritage Days, where building owners across Europe open their doors and give free public access

The Dutch street symphony orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble entertained an audience in the new outdoor amphitheatre in Dunbar Battery
The venue was full and the performance was a huge success.The most energetic orchestra in the world have been on their Scotch Fling Tour between July 28th and August 4th and have played more than 30 performances in 8 days. The Ricciotti aims to play symphonic music in places it isn't normally played. Common Ricciotti venues are hospitals,parks, museums,and even on the streets.Founded in 1970, the Ricciotti Ensemble has audience participation and broad programming in its DNA and its performances are a true celebration of music and life in itself. With the average musician’s age at 22 years old, the organisation aims to provide high-quality community performance experiences for its emerging artists at the outset of their professional careers.

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