Monday, 6 September 2010

Small World - Big Re-Launch

Colin Morton, Sandra, Irene, Rosemary, Carol Morton
In 1986, Carol Morton, wife of the then minister of Prestongrange Parish Church, set up The Small World in a room in the former Council wages office in Prestonpans.

Carol was back in the shop today to celebrate it's grand re-launch thanks to the donations from Prestonpans Community Council, B&Q and an anonymous donor.

Unfortunately I couldn't be there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony as Lucy was off school with a cold but we did pop in briefly after collecting Georgie from school.  The event was well attended and it was great that Iain Gray MSP could make it along.  There was also representation from the Community Council, the library and the Infant School which was very welcome.  

Disappointingly though, I could see no representation from either East Lothian Council or the voluntary sector (although its feasible they had been along earlier - it's all guesswork as people don't seem to rsvp anymore).

I had a chat with Margaret about the Prestonlinks Woodland Group which we are hoping to get kickstarted again next month.  If you are interested in helping to manage two orchards, a small woodland and an area of wildflower meadow (all near the Coal Store of Cockenzie Power Station) then come along to a meeting in the ante-room in Prestonpans Town Hall on Tuesday 5th October at 6.45 for 7.00 p.m.  If you want to be involved but can't come along then give Stuart Macpherson, Biodiversity Officer a call on 01620 827242 or email him at

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