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DUNBAR BATTERY IS AN OPEN SPACE FOR ALL

Dunbar Battery has always been an open space for all to enjoy. It remains so. There may be a few occasions each year when it will be closed off for private events but for most of the year Dunbar Battery will remain open for those who enjoy a stroll into what has always been a […]

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Opening Day

[ June 3, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Dunbar Battery was officially opened on a glorious morning on 3rd June 2017.

Hundreds visited the site and were able to talk to trustees about the development of Dunbar Battery and how they can enjoy it going forward. The response from the public was hugely positive.

Private tours of the historic vaults were available to visitors, and […]

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Viridor Credits Board attend Official Opening

Dunbar Harbour Trust were delighted to welcome the Viridor Board and local representatives to the Dunbar Battery on 14 June 2017.
Viridor Credits in Scotland awarded the Battery project over £705k to rejuvenate the historic structure in the harbour as one of three successful Legacy;Scotland projects.
We were pleased that Tom Shearer of ELC and Norman Hampshire […]

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Dunbar Battery Shortlisted for Design award – 5th September 2017

Dunbar Battery has been shortlisted in the Architect’s Journal (AJ) Architecture Awards 2017.

rankinfraser, the Battery’s Landscape Architect and Lead Consultant, entered the project into the AJ’s Budget project of the Year category from projects under £500k and we’ve just found out its been shortlisted!
Congratulations to all involved – and fingers crossed for the awards […]

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SPARKLING DUNBAR – SATURDAY 19 AUGUST

The Dunbar Harbour Trust and the Community Craft Company would like to thank all the musicians, crafters, food providers, volunteers, and most of all, those who came along, for making our event a huge success. The high winds and tiny bit of rain played its part in presenting some challenges, but spoil our day it did […]

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RICCIOTTI ENSEMBLE – FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2017

What a performance!
Ricciotti Ensemble at Dunbar Battery. 42 young, talented and energetic musicians having one last party before they head home to Holland. The final stop on their 10 day tour of Scotland, the Ricciotti Ensemble delighted the 100-strong audience with their stunning performances of popular classics and Scots music – from “Ski Sunday” to […]

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Stac Celtic Collective at the Dunbar Battery

A great set from Grant, Mark and Wes of Stac Celtic Collective.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Check them out at: http://staccelticcollective.co.uk/listen/ or on: https://www.facebook.com/staccelticcollective/

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Three Craws sat upon a wa’…with Rita Bradd

For the second successive day there was performance on Dunbar Battery that used no amplification but relied on the basic skills of the performers whose every word could be heard by an enthusiastic audience.
The three craws set off from their perch on Edinburgh Castle to discover the joys of Dunbar and Barns Ness, showing a […]

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Border Tarts – first concert at Dunbar Battery

On Tuesday 20th June the Border Tarts sang unaccompanied to an appreciative audience on Dunbar Battery. The acoustics proved to be wonderful as was the singing which included lullabies, songs from the far side the world as well as songs from the Borders. Haste ye back, Border Tarts.

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Viridor cut the ribbon

The directors of Viridor Credits visited Dunbar Battery on 14th June to see the results of the project that Viridor Credits had so generously funded. Trustee Steven Anderson has been at the helm of this project since its inception and he held the ribbon as it was cut. Also in the picture is Councillor Norman […]

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St Bey or Beya, patron saint of Dunbar

An early visitor asked where St Bey’s church used to stand.
Roy Pugh, one of Dunbar’s pre-eminent historians, explains:
Bey originated in County Down, Ireland. She came to Britain in the 7th century and reputedly first began her ministry in St Bees (a corruption of her name) in Cumbria. She came to Scotland in the 7th century, […]

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Dunbar Battery consultants

Rankin Fraser  has worked for many years to develop the vision for Dunbar Battery and, as well as designing the landscaping for Dunbar Battery, Rankin Fraser acted as lead consultant.
David Narro Associates provided structural engineering advice.
Morham & Brotchie was the quantity surveyor for the project.
Alliance CDM provided safety advice.
Studio LR designed the artwork for the […]

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Who worked on the Dunbar Battery improvement project?

East Lothian’s G Brown Stonemason Ltd undertook the consolidation work and repair to the Battery building. Graeme Brown was the lead contractor for the project.
Dunbar’s own A G Thomson completed the initial site clearance which revealed several features of historic interest.
AOC provided the archaeologist who meticulously recorded all of the findings as the project advanced.
B & […]

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