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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.

Follow the herring

This amazing exhibition took place at Fisherrow Community Centre from the 5th till the 9th of May.

News from Julia

Where are you now? once you were part of our group, and now you are back to somewhere else, but still part of us. Julia is telling us where is she and what she is doing.

Easter Crossword

Happy Easter!

This competition is now closed. It was good fun and we loved our Bunny! (Thanks David!) The crossword questiona are all now on the competition page so you can still try to answer all the questions for fun!

ESOL Conversation Group


We will let you know here when a Musselburgh group starts!

This website is worth looking at. It has beginner up to advanced levels with lots of different ways to learn English.

SPRING: Scottish celebrities born

the 20th of March is the first day of Spring. As a curiosity, we tell you about some Scottish celebrities born in springtime.

A good luck charm in India

Lemon and Chillies

People are hanging a string of lemons and chillies on the doorway of shops, offices and homes. Find out why...

St. Valentine's & a Bulgarian Wine Ritual on 14th Feb

St. Valentine's day - the story and how it is celebrated in the UK
On 14th February, Bulgaria has a very special tradition. Read this unusual story here!

NHS Minor ailment service - local PHARMACY

NHS services

Register with the NHS Minor Ailment service at your local pharmacy.
You don't always need to go to the doctors for some medicines or for advice.

Common superstitions around the world

broken mirror

In many countries, at the beginning of the year, some people act in an irrational way. These acts are called superstitions...

New year resolutions for 2014!

We wish you all the best in 2014!
Have you made your resolutions yet? Let us know what you hope to achieve this year.
If you want to improve your English, why not join an ESOL class or try some of the websites on the Learning English page.


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