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The fishing fleet in Dunbar is participating in the successful project to tackle marine litter at sea. The project aims to reduce marine litter by engaging one of the key stakeholders,  the fishing industry. It has the benefit of raising awareness of Marine litter within the fishing industry, local communities and with school children.



On Saturday 8th July , the town gathered for the annual Lifeboat Day, the group’s biggest fundraiser of the year.Warm sunshine and a host of star attractions helped to make the event a huge success, including a performance by the dancers from the hugely successful ‘Strictly for the Lifeboats

Members arriving back in Dunbar after rowing the John Muir way across Scotland from Helensburgh through the  Forth and Clyde canal to Dunbar. A great achievement and a first for the rowing club and perhaps the first boat to row the John Muir way.



The bird was found hanging from a cliff in the Harbour & freed by members of the public & the Scottish SPCA. It is thought the bird became tangled while trying to eat the Kittiwake  eggs or chicks on the cliffs. Animal Rescue Officer Sarah Auldsmith said: "I wasn't sure how I was going to get it down until three very helpful members of the public, Joel, Neil and Finlay McIntosh, came to the rescue. They managed to get ladders & made an instrument to cut the seagull down whilst I waited at the bottom to catch the bird. It was untangled from  the fishing line around its legs and wings  and then  taken to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre before being released back into the wild."



Live music, stalls with local handmade produce, pizza and icecream and more in a spectacular location at the newly refurbished battery.

Dunbar’s lifeboat crew joined the rescue response after five people were cut off by the tide at Pease Bay on Wednesday. The alarm was raised just after 6pm when two adults and three children were spotted in trouble on rocks to the north east of the holiday park. Dunbar’s all weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched and on scene at  6.30pm. By then one of the adults and the three children had made their own  way to safety up the rocks. One man however was still  stranded in rising sea water. The Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter arrived at 7pm and quickly winched the man to safety.



Clearance work is now under way to re-establish access to the castle vaults on the south side of the harbour. At the same time progress is being made by Dunbar’s Fishermen’s Association to introduce a Cold Store and Chiller beside their working area.


Dunbar Battery was the setting for many sunny, if windy, events during a busy Civic Week. A variety of performers put on one play and many concerts during the week and Civic Queen  Connie presided over the closing service which brought Civic Week to an end in a  packed amphitheatre.



A G Thomson has had to wait until the spring tides were right in June to repair the North Wall steps but these will now make access to the boatsfrom that side of the harbour much easier.





The best family day out in Sunny Dunny with fun for all ages. The parade will start at 13:15  from outside The Hillside Hotel followed by the crowing of the Queen at 1400hrs.
Enjoy live music, Dunbar Coastguard team, lots of stalls, Dancing from Strictly for lifeboats 2017 on the main stage, Vintage cars, Dunbar fire brigade, along with some birds of prey, Children's rides to keep the wee ones happy. The RNLI best bar as always!
The Harley Davidsons will be back again. Plus there will be lots more going on in and around the Harbour to keep you entertained all day long.


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