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  • Article: Jul 29, 2021
    By Stuart Smith

    East Lothian Council is introducing some changes to your recycling collection later this year.

    The first big change is a move to weekly collections. It is intended that from 20th September 2021 recyclable material will be collected from households on a weekly basis with all materials collected on the same day. This refreshed recycling service is designed to help us all recycle more than ever before. The more frequent collections mean that you might not need to use as many boxes (unlikely).

  • Article: Jul 27, 2021
    By Stuart Smith

    The recently published Elections Bill in the UK Parliament is an attempt to rig our electoral system to favour the Conservative & Unionist Party. It will makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of ensuring that 'UK elections remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and transparent.' How this will impact elections in Scotland is unclear. But given this dysfunctional, discredited, bunch of people led by the great discombobulator anything can happen.

  • Article: Jul 23, 2021
    By Stuart Smith

    There is a lot of talk these days from people advocating we should be trying to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions as soon as possible to stop the planet heating up even further. However most of this is greenwash, it's meaningless or deception, it's a global con being used by fossil fuel industries to continue doing what they are doing. What we should be talking about is Zero Carbon, or as close to it as we can get.

  • Stuart Crawford in Gifford.
    Article: Jun 1, 2021

    East Lothian Liberal Democrats have appointed Stuart Crawford as their interim convener following the resignation of Kit Fraser. He takes up his position with immediate effect and will hold the post until the year end.

    Stuart is a former army officer and political and media communications expert who has lived in East Lothian since 1998. Born and educated in Glasgow and Somerset, he spent the earlier part of his life abroad in various


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