Archive for March, 2022

‘Pick Up a Picnic’ at the Gullane Festival of Food & Drink 2022

Join us for Gullane’s Festival of Food & Drink Community Picnic on Sunday 10th April, pre-order a delicious boxed picnic, which includes our legendary baking, with an Easter theme!


Our popular Pick Up A Picnic boxes are back, and we’re delighted to be in partnership with the inaugural Gullane Food & Drink Festival‘s Community Picnic on Sunday 10th April!


Click here to order: Indulge yourself, share a treat with a friend, have a family feast!


Sunday 10th April will see the Festival culminating with the Community Picnic. Join friends from around the village and beyond on the Goose Green for a fun filled family afternoon. Enjoy a picnic, without the hassle of making it! Picnics are freshly prepared by volunteers from Muirfield Riding Therapy


PRE-ORDER ONLY, BY FRIDAY 8th APRIL, 12noon (No on-the-day purchase available)

Pick up a delicious picnic box and this year collection is from the Gullane Food & Drink Festival Marquee near The Old Smiddy, by The Children’s Golf Course, Gullane.

100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will support Muirfield Riding Therapy.

COLLECTION, SUNDAY 10th APRIL, 11.30am – 1.30pm

We’re delighted to welcome you to the Gullane Food & Drink Marquee where you will collect your pre-ordered ‘Pick-Up-A-Picnic’!



*Please see important allergen information below*

£10 per person

Each box, per person, contains –

A round of sandwiches – mixed selection (Vegetarian option will be provided when VEGETARIAN is selected at checkout)

2 mini sausage rolls (Vegetarian option will be provided when VEGETARIAN is selected at checkout)

1 scone (with butter and jam)

1 cupcake

2 traybakes

Important Dietary and Allergen information –

* Please note, we’re working with a small team and are unable to accommodate any changes or dietary requests.

* Each picnic includes Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Soya

* May contain trace amounts of nuts or peanuts

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal support

The whole world has been shocked by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and in particular the humanitarian crisis that this is creating. Following the flood of donations of practical goods, aid agencies suggest it is financial aid which will be required in the weeks and months to come.


We’ve been adding a fundraising activity for Ukraine to each of our own events, with money raised going to support the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 


Look out for the blue and yellow buckets. Next event: Fun Dog Show Sunday 20/03 

A visit from the Lord-lieutenant of East Lothian

We enjoyed a visit from Mr Roddy Urquart, Lord-lieutenant of East Lothian this week. Our Chair Michelle Sutton, showed Mr Urquart around our Centre.


The Lord-lieutenant was impressed to see some of our participants in action on their therapy ponies, and praised the dedication of our volunteers.


Lord-lieutenants are the monarch’s representatives in their respective lieutenancies. It is their foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown, and in so doing they seek to promote a spirit of co-operation and good atmosphere through the time they give to voluntary and benevolent organisations and through the interest they take in the business and social life of their counties.

Celebrate with Spring into Song!

Spring is definitely in the air!  Come and join us at Spring into Song, a  delightful celebration of classical and lighthearted music from members of the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia & local friends, including Jake Thomson, Finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021. 


Having met many years ago as members of the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, our singers have entertained audiences around the world. From The Hong Kong International Arts Festival to The BBC Proms in London and beyond, they are now very much looking forward to adding Dirleton to the list!


Joined at beautiful Dirleton Kirk by friends from the local area, including Jake Thomson, Finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021, for ‘Spring into Song’, the concert promises to be a delightful celebration of both classical and light hearted music. 


Saturday 26th March, 7pm – 9pm: tickets must be pre-booked online here 


Our Singers

Soprano:  Jo Bruce, Katie Hodgseon, Louise Pickering

Alto: Kathryn Coad, Nicola Stock

Tenor:  Nico Tyak, Chris Vernazza

Bass: Tim Hockin, Orlando Mason

With Jake Thomson (soloist, finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021) and Phil Coad (accompanist)


We welcome you to join us at our reception afterwards, in the Kirk Hall, for refreshments.  We will be following the current Covid-19 Scottish Government health & safety guidance.