‘Mr Dunbar’ is recognised for 50 years’ service

Jacquie Bell presents a photo to Stephen Bunyan as part of his 80th birthday celebrations
Jacquie Bell presents a photo to Stephen Bunyan as part of his 80th birthday celebrations

Representatives from many organisations in Dunbar have gathered to recognise ‘Mr Dunbar’ Stephen Bunyan for the 50 years of service he has given to the community.

Groups from Dunbar and other East Lothian areas, as well as friends, past teaching colleagues and family members, gathered at the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to mark the community council chairman’s 80th birthday.

“We couldn’t let the date pass by,” said community council vice chair, Jacquie Bell. “Since Stephen came to be principal teacher of history at the grammar school in 1962 he has given over half a century of service to the town and East Lothian.

“He’s also given service to the community council, of which he was a founder member and its chair for around two decades.

“He has been involved with so many organisations, frequently as chair, over the years that a letter, simply addressed to The Chair, Dunbar once made its way through his letterbox.

“Visiting members of Clan Dunbar referred to him as Mr Dunbar.”

Presentations included a photo of Dunbar from the beach close to Stephen’s home and a certificate of achievement presented by Provost of East Lothian, Ludovic Broun-Lindsay.