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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.

Life’s too short for homework!

Andy's 13th joke.
Go on, what’s the best excuse you’ve ever used for not doing your homework?

Stick to beer, it’s safer!

Andy's 12th joke.
The British love their cups of tea-perhaps, as James Bond would say, they should be “shaken, not stirred”!!


Competitive article, ITALY is my dream holiday destination


Competitive article, MIAMI - my Dream Holiday.

Caribbean Islands

competitive article, my dream holiday, adventure , sun, water sport and lots more

Competitive article, CARIBBEAN ISLANDS - my dream holiday, adventure , sun, water sport and lots more...

Cruise around the world

Competitive article. My dream is to take a cruise around the world in eighty days, like Willy Fog.


Competitive article - Western Europe, my dream holiday...


Competitive article - DUBAI, my dream holiday...


Competitive article - MEXICO, my dream holiday...

The Perfect Son

Andy's 11th joke.
Of course, every child is perfect in the eyes of the parents!

A Police Officer and a Penguin

Andy's 10th joke.
Taking instructions literally in English can have humourous results!

St Abbs Head

St. Abbs Lighthouse

One of my favourite places, easily accessible from East Lothian, is St. Abb's Head. I would like to recommend to you a small round-trip...


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