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Honours list recognises our local volunteers

Representatives from many organisations in Dunbar gather to mark the 80th Birthday of the Royal Burghs  Community Council Chairman Stephen Bunyan. He is pictured with community council vice chair, Jacquie Bell, being presented with a photo of Dunbar from the beach close to Stephens home

Representatives from many organisations in Dunbar gather to mark the 80th Birthday of the Royal Burghs Community Council Chairman Stephen Bunyan. He is pictured with community council vice chair, Jacquie Bell, being presented with a photo of Dunbar from the beach close to Stephens home

Three local residents have been recognised for their community efforts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Stephen Bunyan, of Dunbar, was made an MBE in recognition of his voluntary efforts. Previously a history teacher at Dunbar Grammar School, he was a founder member and long-time chairman of the town’s Community Council, a role he has combined with that of Deputy Lieutenant of East Lothian since 1997.

Stephen helped to found Dunbar Day Centre for the Elderly and has been involved in its management from the beginning. He is currently chairman of the management committee.

He has been a member of the Dunbar Probus Club since 1991.

Meanwhile Jane Virtue of Cockburnspath has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her community work.

“I was born and raised in Co’path,” she said, “and I’ve always been a community-minded person.”

That has been evident in her dedication to the local SWRI, her Community Council and her work with the Marshall Brown Trust.

Pauline Jaffrey was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to business in Dunbar.

Pauline started PJ Design, a PR Marketing & Design company, 1986 and the support she recevied from the Dunbar community has stayed with her all her life.Her business grew and the magazine East Lothian Life was launched in 1989. She says she has never forgotten the support, loyalty and friendships made over the years.

Pauline has been involved with Haddington Farmers’ Market since its inception in 2000 as well as with Innerwick Flower Show. She has also been secretary of Dunbar Trades’ Association and minute secretary of East Lammermuir Community Council for over 25 years.

Pauline was a founder member of the Dunbar Traditional Music Festival and Dunbar Artists Exhibition.

Her magazine East Lothian Life has been shortlisted for a number of years as ‘the best small publisher’ by the prestigious Professional Publishers Association.

 

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