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Proposed New Community Facility In Whitecraig

Musselburgh.Info -

Community consultations are ongoing across the village of Whitecraig to help inform plans for a new community facility proposed for the area.

For an update on what the community is saying click here.

Previous Updates

If you would like to have future updates sent to you directly please contact the Local Community Planning Team at or call 0131 653 4068.

Family Fun Event – Sat July 21st

Musselburgh RCC -

We are running a family event for ALL ages – completely non-competitive – on Saturday afternoon 21st July.   We are running this as part of the Musselburgh Honest Toun Festival Week  and the club will also be taking part in the parade along the High Street on the following Friday evening.

The aim for those taking part is to cover around 4 miles of the tracks at the back of the Musselburgh Race Course, beside the ‘lagoons’,  whilst stopping at a number of ‘checkpoints’ to answer some simple question.  Clues will be on the boards or visible for all to see.

 The surface is generally gravelly/stoney so pretty much any bike other than a lightweight racing bike will be fine for this – if you can ride a bike you can take part in this. 

We are not making a charge for this and we would ask that young children are accompanied by an adult and that helmets, whilst not compulsory are advisable – unfortunately we now need to specify that helmeys MUST be worn due to insurance reasons.

Location : near the Saison Restaurant / Stables Pavilion at the North end of the Racecourse.  Access via Balcarres Street then follow the signs.

Burgh In Bloom

Musselburgh.Info -

Resident in Musselburgh are being invited to enter their gardens in the Burgh in Bloom Competition organised by the Musselburgh Festival (Honest Toun Association).

There is no theme for the garden – the criteria required is that it is simply a pretty, floral garden.

The gardens will be judged by Mrs Lindsay Morrison, President of the MHS, on Tuesday 24 July 2012 and the prizes awarded for the Best Burgh In Bloom Garden on Wednesday 25 July 2012 at the Sashing Ceremony at the River Esk.

To register your house email - Closing date to register your garden Monday 23rd July 2012.


Backsands busy despite the weather

Fisherrow Waterfront Group -

As part of our campaign to have the backsands designated as a Bathing Beach by SEPA the Waterfront group organised a count of people using the area on Sunday 8th July.

Despite the clouds (and a maximum temperature of only 16) the beach and promenade were still drawing visitors all day.

Between 9am and 4:30pm a total of 459 people used the Fisherrow Backsands beach and promenade.

123 of those were actually down on the sand - with some even in the water!

Thanks to group members Fiona, Aileen, Jan, Dennis, Kaela, Betty and Clive for helping with the count.



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