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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.

Events for Christmas and New Year 2014

Festive season fun in East Lothian

Christmas Holiday Season Events in East Lothian
Making crafts, ceilidh (party!), learn to samba, make lanterns etc..............

Muslim celebrations

“Eid-ul-Fitr” and “Eid-ul-Adha”
are two great festivals.
Find out more about them here!

Saint Andrew's Day

East Lothian- home of the Scottish flag

The feast day of Saint Andrew.
It is celebrated on the 30th of November.

Fake Cigarettes!

Answer some questions & you might win a prize!

The great tapestry of Scotland

A history or Scotland in pictures at Cockenzie House! FREE! Don't miss it!
This tapestry is absolutely stunning. Easy to get to by bus.

VISHU A Hindu festival of light

In Kerala, South India.
Diwali is a well-known festival which occurs at the end of October. I am from South India and our most popular festival, which is also a festival of lights, is in April. Indians love celebrations!

Where are you now?

Lots of students have joined our ESOL groups. When students leave we often wonder what they are doing now.
Please, get in touch! We would love to hear from you.


Halloween pumpkin

What Halloween represents and how it is celebrated

Guy Fawkes and the story

The conspirators

Story about 5th of November Bonfires
"Remember, remember, the fifth of November;
gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why Gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot!"

Thanks, Dad!

Andy's 15th joke.
Is it just me or is school homework getting harder?

Oh, that’s alright then!

Andy's 14th joke.
A good reason to suck that thumb! (depending on the type of soup, of course!)

1-2-1 Small Groups

Volunteer ESOL Tutors work 1-2-1 with students and small groups in East Lothian.


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