East Lothian Council’s Discretionary Fund Opens 3rd to 8th February

Do you know of any East Lothian businesses or self-employed people who have not yet qualified for any COVID-19-related support grant funding?
Please make them aware that East Lothian Council’s Discretionary Fund will open for applications tomorrow, with a closing date of 5pm on Monday 8th February – so it’s very important that applications are submitted quickly.
The application form will be on our dedicated business support web page – which also contains other really useful information on grants, loans & other financial support for businesses at this time.

Ageing Well Activities for Over 50’s

The Ageing Well project promotes healthy lifestyles for people over 50 in East Lothian. The project is a partnership between NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council.

The Ageing Well project aims to maintain and promote the physical and mental health, well being and quality of life for people over 50 in East Lothian through a list of activities.

Due to Coronavirus, Ageing Well has moved online for the time being. Check out the full list of activities below, including chair based exercise, seated pilates, yoga for everyone, singing for lung health, tai chi and mindfulness.

Activities List

Information on Activities

For more information contact: Ageing Well Coordinator Email: ageingwell@eastlothian.gov.uk or Tel: 01620 827 240 / 07718 117585

East Lothian Council Update:- Help Available During New Restrictions

Help for those who are self-isolating for any reason is available on East Lothian Council website and includes:

  • Self-isolation support grants
  • Other financial support for individuals and businesses
  • Access to emergency community food provision
  • Warm clothing grants
  • Crisis grants
  • Winter fuel grants
  • Mental health support
  • Befriending via the Royal Voluntary Service
  • Digital support


NHS Hearing Aid batteries can be obtained from either visiting the council’s main offices or libraries or by contacting the Audiology service directly by email:  audiology@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or by phone on 0131 536 1637 during the following hours:  Mon – Fri 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm.

Main council office and library opening hours are as follows:
John Muir House, Haddington  Mon–Fri 9am–1pm
Brunton Hall, Musselburgh  Mon–Fri 10am–12 noon and 1–4pm
Musselburgh Library  Mon–Fri 10am–1pm and 2–4pm
Haddington Library, John Gray Centre  Mon–Fri 10am–1pm and 2–4pm
Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Centre  Mon–Fri 10am–1pm and 2–4pm
North Berwick Library  Mon–Fri 10 am–1pm and 2–4pm

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