Monthly Archives: April 2014

Three Bolts from the Blue

Following Friends’ treasurer Will Collin’s talk to the Gifford Society in late February, he received a phone call from a gentleman in Gifford wishing to donate some books on the history of Dunbar and three John Muir ones to Dunbar and District History Society and Friends.  Will gratefully collected them on 17 March and was [...]

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John Muir Tapestry by Dunbar Primary School

[ April 21, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of a small group of parents led by Mrs Eden Blair, each of the 34 classes in Scotland’s largest primary school have embarked on a literally massive project.  Eden, herself from the USA, has identified 34 key times or happenings in John Muir’s life.  Each class has been given [...]

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John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe

As reported in FoJMB Newsletter #25, October 2013 Education Scotland had chosen John Muir to be a nominated figure in Scottish Studies and funding found for the publication of a graphic book telling of the life of Dunbar’s most famous son. The graphic novel was launched by Scottish Book Trust on April 2nd. Written by award-winning author Julia [...]

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John Muir Woodland Day

[ April 20, 2014; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Dunbar Community Woodland Group is embracing the spirit of Dunbar’s most famous son on Sunday 20th April and are gearing up for a day of JM fun in the woods!

10am – Bird identity walk with David Bates, DCWG convenor
11am – Easter Egg Hunt for the wee ones – with DCWG
12 – 5pm – Log Drum workshop with Andy [...]

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Wild Places: John Muir Film Festival

[ April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014. ] Through a diverse programme of films focussing on themes of landscape and open spaces, The Brunton explores John Muir’s legacy of engagement with the Natural World as part of the John Muir Festival 2014 Thu 17 – Sat 26 April.

WILD PLACES is a festival of films celebrating John Muir’s legacy, presented by The Brunton working [...]

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Wild About East Lothian

[ April 20, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. April 21, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] East Lothian Council’s Countryside Ranger Service will be taking over Lauderdale Park in Dunbar from 10am to 4pm on the 20th and 21st April for two action-packed days of wildlife fun and games. As part of the John Muir Festival, Wild About East Lothian[1] is coming to Dunbar this Easter with lots of FREE and fun [...]

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Dunbar Writers’ Wild Words

[ April 21, 2014; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Dunbar Writers’ are preparing a dramatic presentation to celebrate John Muir as an ecologist and also an inspiring writer. Readings concerning John Muir, as he relates to Dunbar but also covering wider issues will be connected by a narrator. The first reading will take place at John Muir’s Birthplace, then open air readings and, finally, [...]

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John Muir Festival

[ April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014. ] Thousands are expected to attend the key John Muir Festival events at Falkirk, Dunbar and Loch Lomond but there are smaller programmed events scheduled daily for ten hotspots along the John Muir Way.

With more than 70 other events taking place in association with the Festival there is something for everyone. Full details are available on [...]

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Official Opening of the John Muir Way

[ April 21, 2014; 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. ] The new John Muir Way links Dunbar and Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde “sparking awareness of the local landscapes and wild places along the route”.  The route has been developed by Scottish Natural Heritage[1] with support from a range of partners in the Central Scotland Green Network, including East Lothian Council.

On the day of [...]

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April 2014 Newsletter

The April (#27) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

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