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Bowling Club - summer evening





Dirleton Bowling Club on a summer evening. Photo thanks to Mary Ann Cosgrove

DIRLETON NEWS

Kirk Sevice for this Sunday and News - Click here to see details of the Sunday Service for the current week, Kirk News and Events

Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter and the latest minutes of Dirleton School Partnership meetings are now available on the village website.
Click here to view the August 2018 Newsletter
Click here to view the approved minutes Dirleton School Partnership meeting of April 24th 2018

A Second Defibrillator installed in Dirleton
The DVA has funded and organised this purchase. The existing one is situated at the Castle Arms and this second one is at the other end of the village opposite where Ware Road goes down towards Yellowcraig. It is attached to the wall of Bakersfield, 10 Harpenside Crescent and will shortly have a sign to indicate its presence. But it is fully operational and registerd with the ambulance service. So in the event of an emergency, the service will direct the caller to the nearest village defibrillator. Each machine has instructions on its use until the emergency services arrive.

Support Dirleton resident Robert Baldrock's campaign The front page of the September 13th Courier features the campaign by Robert to extend the availability of Thrombectomy operations in Scotland that saved his life when he had a severe stroke. To back this petition Click here.

Dirleton's Bowling Club Season is coming to a successful conclusion
Pam Ager summarises this season as follows:
A huge thank you for all the support for our Bowling Club this season. We have had many new members, risen to 4th in the league, won numerous trophies, and have the nucleus of a ladies team for next season.
The green closes on Sunday 16th until next Easter and we finish with a singles competition open to all members at 2pm on Sunday 16th September. Spectators welcome too.
The Junior Bowling Club has a great start this year too and much fun was had on Thursday afternoons with our soft New Age Bowls. We have received grants to purchase Junior Ace Bowls for next season and are looking forward to growing our own future champions.
We look forward to starting again next April after the green has had time to recover.

Queensberry Planning Application for Castlemains site rejected at the meeting of the ELC Planning Committee
At the meeting on the 4th of September this application was rejected by voting of 7 to 4 against. the application. The developers were told to consult with the local community and to comply with the development guide within the Local Development Plan.
Click here for further details on Dirleton Planning Issues.

The New DVA membership year starts 1st September 2018. This supports the valuable conservation work of the DVA and gives members free access to the Castle. If you would like to renew your membership, Click here for the form.

Ageing Well in East Lothian has a programme of classes and events throughout the area. The nearest ones to Dirleton are in North Berwick and Haddington. Maureen Evans runs a Pilates class in NB on Wednesdays (ring 01620 248 861). Full details of the programme can be had by contacting the Coordinator, Parvine Jazayeri (phone 01620 827 240 0r 07718 117585) or by email

Gullane Area Community Council requires a Secretary. The GACC wishes to fill this part-time, remunerated post working with volunteer councillors within our local community. Click here for details of the post.

An Update on this year's Open Gardens Event in Dirleton and a thank you to those who participated from the Organiser, Carol Drysdale.
Click here to view.

Would you like notification of Fireworks events at Archerfield House?
If you would like to receive notification when Archerfield House has an event including a fireworks display, Kirsty Brown will be happy to keep you updated. Email her here to be kept informed.

Dirleton Village Associations's Privacy Policy
The Association’s committee has recently agreed a new privacy policy which is intended to meet the requirements of the new European data protection regulation. This provides the basis on which the Association will respect the privacy of members’ personal information which it holds.
Click here to view a copy of this Policy.
If you would like a copy of this policy sent out to you, or have any queries regarding it, please use the Contact Form to forward your request.

Keep Car speeds down for Child Safety
With the primary school and the playgroup both starting up for the Autumn term, a plea has been made for cars to take particular care and slow speeds down in the vicinity of these two premises.

Aberlady's Programme of events to mark the end of the First World War
Following on from last year's memorable wall of Poppies, Aberlady has a programme of events taking place this Autumn, entitled Aberlady all Eras. Starting in late September. Click here for details