John Muir Festival

April 17, 2014toApril 26, 2014

jmfThousands 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 the John Muir Festival website[1]. Some of the events taking place in and around Dunbar will be highlighted here too.

Posted in Events | Comments Off on John Muir Festival

Official Opening of the John Muir Way

April 21, 2014
10:30 amto2:30 pm

jmw_logoThe 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 the opening of the John Muir Way there will be celebrations in Dunbar High Street 10.30am-2.30pm. First minister Alex Salmond officially opens the John Muir Way at Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar at 12 noon. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the Festival atmosphere, celebratory art, music, performance and food stalls. A stylised tree will be raised in tribute to Muir’s enduring love of giant sequoias and there will be a variety of other artworks.

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Official Opening of the John Muir Way

April 2014 Newsletter

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

Posted in News | Comments Off on April 2014 Newsletter

Photo Sharing Social Event

January 15, 2014
7:15 pmto9:15 pm

Friends Social Event with Photo Sharing

Wednesday 15th January, 7.30pm at John Muir’s Birthplace

Following on from similar very successful events in the past, we plan to do the same again!  Members are encouraged to show and talk about three of their favourite images.  5 minutes per person!  Refreshments will also be served! If you wish to be involved, please e-mail your images to duncan.smeed (at) gmail.com and these will put into a presentation for ease of showing. Meet at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start at JMB.

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Photo Sharing Social Event

Scotsman and John Muir

From edition 30/12/2013.Pages 32 and 23Muir13036 Muir12035

Posted in News | Comments Off on Scotsman and John Muir

January 2014 Newsletter

The January (#26) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

Posted in News | Comments Off on January 2014 Newsletter

Writer’s Court

If you missed it in the news.

John Muir’s stone will be included at Makars’ Court within the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh.
The Dunbar-born naturalist wrote more than 300 articles and 10 books.
Edinburgh City Council approved the plans for the stone, which will be inscribed with: “John Muir (1838-1914) I care only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.”
Posted in News | Comments Off on Writer’s Court

Annual General Meeting

October 23, 2013
6:45 pmto8:30 pm

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 6.45pm for 7.00pm
John Muir’s Birthplace Museum, High Street, Dunbar

Agenda

(i) Report on year’s activities
(ii) Filling any vacancies on Council*
(iii) Other competent business*

Non-members will be warmly welcomed

Following the AGM there will be an illustrated talk by
John Thomas, trustee of the John Muir Trust and Chairman of the John Muir Birthplace Trust about his 

Trip to Alaska

* Please note that nominations for Council accompanied with the nominee’s agreement in writing and items for consideration under other competent business should be lodged with the Secretary, c/o John Muir’s Birthplace Museum, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ by Monday 21st October 2013. The existing members of Council would be very grateful if other Friends would consider serving on Council as 2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year and the more of us there are the more we can do. Plans are also afoot for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Friends in 2014. 

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Annual General Meeting

October 2013 Newsletter

The October (#25) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

Posted in News | Comments Off on October 2013 Newsletter

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY to THE JOHN MUIR BIRTHPLACE.
Opened 23rd August 2003.
Now approaching 120,000 visitors
Comment in visitors book yesterday from a lady from Holland. ‘What a wonderful museum. I didn’t know of John Muir but I do now. An inspiration to us all’. And a couple from Maryland. The lady told us that her husband proposed to her on Glacier Point.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Happy Birthday