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to East LothianA-Z-booklet

  This A-Z_booklet is a guide

to East Lothian. Find out what to know and where to go!

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Facebook iconOur aim is to encourage people like us (who have come to live in East Lothian) to share experiences about their new life here.

We want to help you to settle down, make some friends and to provide any information you need, as we know it is not an easy step to start a new life in another country.

We hope that you like our idea and join us! Smile

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Come along to our group at Fisherrow!


 Would you like to enrol in an English class in East Lothian?

  • Check potential classes which are held in Musselburgh, Haddington, Dunbar and North Berwick. Find out which class is right for you.
  • Contact Andy Stuckey, ESOL Coordinator, or phone/text on 07540 457 449.

How to pay?

  • The Fisherrow website group and conversation groups are free.
  • For all others you have to pay. Before you start your new class you have to pay before you start.
  • However, you might be able to have lessons paid by opening an ILA (Individual Learning Account). (An ILA is Government help for students who do not have a university degree) 

What is an ILA and how apply for it.

Go to the Learning English page for more information about help with classes and paying for courses too.

Precious time

precious moments in life

Share your exciting stories or moments to remember from around the world


Delicious Spanish muffins, a special treat for our group made by Rosa, to celebrate New Year
Simple, but delicious....mmmmm

HOGMANAY 2015 in Musselburgh - Check it out!

ceilidh, lantern making, stories, crafts, torchlight procession.....

Christmas and Hogmanay EDINBURGH & MUSSELBURGH 2015

Christmas time

Merry Christmas everybody! We wish you all the most wonderful holiday season.

Saltire festival 2015

Saltire festival

Events in East Lothian this year to celebrate St. Andrew's day

Indian meal - Dosa

Delicious south Indian meal
The group were really lucky to have this meal made for them!
Thanks to Lekha!

Thai Red Chicken Curry

This amazing recipe is so simple. It’s ready in just 30 minutes!

Can't attend an English class?

One of our Volunteer English Tutors may be able to help you!

Samosa - a Pakistani recipe


Do you like Pakistani cuisine? Amazing recipe to try!

Sorry (Just a little? Not really? Very?)

Our favourite word.
from Old English sāriġ (“feeling or expressing grief, sorry, grieved, sorrowful, sad, mournful, bitter”)...

My Wisdom Tooth

Last Tuesday I went to Longniddry Dental Surgery with my husband for my wisdom tooth...


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