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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.


Another recipe from Kosovo


Traditional sweet cake recipe from Kosovo. It is very easy to make and it is delicious!

Indian Head Massage Course

Indian Head Massage Course: One Way to learn English doing whatever you like!

Is flying the safest way?


Andy's 9th joke. We say 'to walk' and 'a walk' but only 'to fly' (unless you are John Travolta and you have your own private plane!)


Paella: a delicious and easy recipe from Spain. Try it!!

A colourful bird?


Andy's 8th joke, You are supposed to think of the sound a parrot makes, of course!


New recipe - a traditional Bulgarian pastry, one of the most important meals in Bulgarian.

Scottish Film: ´Brave´

Film review of American computer-animated fantasy comedy from 2012.

Doctor, doctor!


Andy's 7th joke. What happens whenever The Invisible Man forgets to wear his glasses!

Waiter, waiter!

Andy's 6th joke.
'Bean' or 'Been'? A lot of British humour is based on word-play.

Bad for your health!


Andy's 5th joke. I knew a man who never smoked, drank, danced, laughed or stayed up late. He lived to be 120 but was unhappy every day!


Try Moussaka with potatoes. This is from north-east Bulgaria!


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