John Muir Way’s second anniversary

A statue of John Muir will be on display again in Dunbar to celebrate John Muirs birth date. The statue was created last year for an art project by Colin Cairns Ford, owner of the local bike shop, Belhaven Bikes.
A statue of John Muir will be on display again in Dunbar to celebrate John Muirs birth date. The statue was created last year for an art project by Colin Cairns Ford, owner of the local bike shop, Belhaven Bikes.

Celebrations for the second anniversary of the John Muir Way kick off on April 16, honouring the Dunbar born environmentalist’s birthday.

As well as events along the 134 mile John Muir Way - a bumblebee walk, bug walks, a wildflower meadow discovery day etc - the first John Muir Coast Festival takes place in East Lothian from April 22-24.

The coast festival includes the first-ever night golf event, an ultra-marathon, a free bike hire day and a wakeboarding competition, among other activities. North Light arts are holding a workshop with the John Muir Artist in Residence, Kathy Beckett, on April 23, in Dunbar.

And on top of all that the John Muir statue that first made an appearance in Dunbar last year, much to the delight of visitors to the town, will be out and about again.

The statue was created last year for an art project by Colin Cairns Ford, owner of local bike shop, Belhaven Bikes and tourists stopped at Belhaven Bikes to take photos of them and their bikes with Mr Muir and even some selfies! Mr Muir normally resides in the shop or outside on sunny days and as even been known to take himself off to the cliffs to look out to sea!

As part of the John Muir Coast Festival celebration Belhaven Bikes are offering free bike hire on Saturday, April 23.