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A second Covid safe Dunbar Civic Week to be funded by Community Windpower

Civic Week

Last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic Dunbar Civic Week enjoyed an alternative celebration. With lockdown restrictions easing cautiously this summer, the Dunbar Civic Week Committee have decided to repeat last year’s socially distanced Civic Week events.

From Saturday 12th June 2021 until Saturday 18th June 2021 three competitions, best scarecrow, best window display and best dressed house, will return again under this year’s new theme “The spirit of Dunbar”. This year a fourth event, a treasure hunt along the Dunbar High Street, will also be introduced.

“The spirit of Dunbar” theme aims to allow children to express what they find special about Dunbar and what has lifted their spirits during the pandemic after a year away from their friends, family and various social activities. 

Help from Community Windpower’s Covid-19 Crisis Fund means there will be prize vouchers on offer, worth up to £100, for the winners of each competition. These vouchers can be redeemed on the Dunbar High Street and other local Dunbar shops, to help support the local economy post pandemic.

Dunbar Civic Week was established in 1970 to mark the 600th anniversary of the granting by King David II, King of Scots, of the Royal Charter creating Burgh of Dunbar. It is a celebration of the richness of community life in Dunbar, its history, culture, and people, and provides an opportunity of togetherness during the most difficult of times.

Eileen Moore, the main organizer of Dunbar Civic Week said: “Everyone is invited to participate in Civic Week and after last year’s very encouraging response we are hopeful that there will be even more participation this year.

“We hope that this year’s activities will be appealing to the young people of Dunbar and we are looking forward to being able to plan for the crowning of the Dunbar Civic Week Queen once again in 2022.

“We hope keeping the activities going around this annual event will provide a boost to the community as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.”

Diane Wood, community benefits director at Community Windpower, said: “The annual Civic Week in Dunbar is a fantastic community celebration around the town. While we are disappointed that the usual event cannot take place again this year, we are delighted that we can once again support the Civic Week.

“We look forward to seeing the houses, windows and scarecrows in June, and hope the that the usual Dunbar Civic Week celebrations can take place again in 2022.”.

Full details can be found here: https://dunbarcivicweek.org.uk/2021/04/dunbar-civic-week-2021/.

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