Proposed ‘on-demand’ Community Bus

A significant proportion of people responding to the East Lammermuir Local Place Plan survey identified a responsive bus service as something they would use if it were available.  

A three-month trial of a new ‘on-demand’ bus service has been agreed, linking Oldhamstocks, Dunglass, Bilsdean, Innerwick, Thorntonloch, Skateraw and Broxburn to Dunbar:

  • Asda, Spott Road – Access to the public bus services: X7, 253, 120 &130
  • Dunbar Railway Station – Access to train services.
  • Dunbar Medical practice – Access to medical appointments.

The start date is not yet confirmed, but we are pushing for it to be in service before Christmas!

Use of the service will help to gather evidence for the (economic) feasibility of the service.

Consessions and passes will be accepted.

How will it work?

This is your chance to prove the service is required – if it isn’t used, then the service will not continue. 

Note of meeting with Fred Olsen Renewables 9 November 2023

Notes of a notes of meeting called by Fred Olsen Renewables to discuss their impending work and future proposals at Crystal Rig.

This meeting was called by Fred Olsen Renewables to prepare for their (Spring 2024) work up at Crystal Rig and associated traffic movements.

It also included important news about their future plans at the site – which is accessed through East Lammermuir from the A1 at Thurston.

It is likely there will not be an end to periods of intense construction traffic movements on this route – at least not in our lifetimes.

East Lammermuir Energy Projects Stakeholder Meeting 25 October 2023

The Community Council co-led this meeting with East Lothian Council.  This was the second time all known electricity infrastructure developers had come together to talk with us about how they intend to progress their proposals.  Twelve community members attended – one each from the settlements which will be most affected by the proposed developments.  A further meeting will be held in the first week of December 2023.

Developers have undertaken to keep this map updated if any changes are made.  We are working with developers to make sure the up-to-date map is available to view in real time.

Combined maps showing proposed developments

We also have a map of the currently contracted developments that are planned to connect into the proposed Branxton Substation.  Please note most of these cable routes are shown at very high level and will be subject to change during the detail design stage.  It is evident that this map shows more developments than the one above and we are working to establish details of these additional proposed developments.

Click the map to see the PDF version.