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Wee Bit o Culture

 Whether its checking out the Galleries and Museums in North Berwick or Gullane or enjoying Fringe By The Sea there is plenty to entertain and inform. 

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Fringe By The Sea, since its inception 5 years ago, has grown into a very special event. With two Spiegeltents by the Harbour plus Bars and Cafes it has become a magnet for holiday makers and locals alike. With more than 100 performances by bands, solo artists, theatre companies and comedians it is the place to go.  In 2014 it will happen from the 4th to the 10th of August.

www.fringebythe sea.co.uk

The HIghland Games.jpg  The first Highland Games held in 1996 had an attendance of about 4000 people mostly residents of North Berwick and the surrounding towns in East Lothian.

Today, the Games continues to attract considerable support from the local community but with more and more visitors coming every year an attendance of about 10,000 throughout the day has become the norm. Now a National event visitors come from Scotland, throughout the United Kingdom and from all over the world. 

www.northberwickhighlandgames.co.uk

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In a town steeped in history a visit to the Museum and Library on School Road is worth the visit. From community archives to a history of golf in the area and photographic displays the Museum gives us an opportunity to view ourselves and our history. It is always a well equipped libary and offers free internet access.

www.coastalmuseum.org

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 The Heritage of Golf Museum is located next to the Gullane Professional's Shop and is a privately owned Museum run by Archie Baird, one of the Club's Honorary Members.

The Museum shows how the game developed after it arrived in Scotland from Holland between 1400 and 1500 AD. It shows the simple beginnings, the natural materials and the craft and skill of the early makers; some success and failures in early experiments and the beginnings of the modern game. The display tells the story from the time when only a few people in the East of Scotland coaxed their "featheries" round the rough links to the present day when multitudes of men and women spend vast fortunes on this pastime of beauty and skill.

The Museum is next to the Gullane Pro Shop and is by appointment only. Phone 01875870277

www.heritageofgolf.org

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Over the past twelve years Greens & Blues has gained a worldwide reputation for exhibiting a wide variety of original and contemporary art.  The High St gallery shows an extensive selection of art by well-known and emerging artists from within Scotland and beyond.  Their second gallery on Market Place houses the Greens and Blues Premier collection which offers the chance to view a select body of work by some of the most celebrated artists living and working in Scotland today.

www.greensandblues.co.uk

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Westgate Galleries situated at the western end of the High St or Westgate offers an interesting range of high quality paintings, drawings and prints. It features many local artists and always has internationals on show. Its a fun place to visit as you can enjoy the Cafe or browse for a gift or a painting while you are there.

www.westgategalleries.co.uk


  

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