Military Plane spotted over Cockburnspath

The last thing you expect to spot in the skies above East Lothian is a NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry military spyplane, but that’s exactly what one eagle eyed local resident saw in Dunbar earlier today (17 May).

The high-tech airborne early warning and control plane is in Scotland as part of a huge missile defence drill that has been taking place off the coast since Tuesday 7 May 2019, and are due to continue until 19 May.

It’s called Exercise Formidable Shield and is mainly taking place in the Western Isles of Scotland. 

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Oldhamstocks dogs helping pupils to read at Dunbar Grammar School

PUPILS at Dunbar Grammar School are being given a helping hand with their reading thanks to a one-year-old Labrador called Bella and her four-legged friends.

Bella, who is owned by teacher Darren Martin, has been working at the school as part of a Paws To Read programme.

She joins in literacy classes, providing youngsters with a non-judgemental listening ear as they read out loud to her.

And she has become such a hit that she is now joined in class by Buddy and Toby, two friendly toy poodles from Oldhamstocks who accompany their 14-year-old owner Jacob Mells to the class.

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