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Dunbar Dementia Network exists to provide both regular and special support to those caring for others who are living with dementia or related conditions.

The drop down menu provides more details of these activities and the main menu tells you how to get in contact with us easily.

Every effort is made to network with the other organisations in the area who can also provide assistance and support so that the charity can become a go-to place for anyone seeking advice on such matters.

Regular Weekly Meetings

We aim to provide support for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who is living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition. We meet every Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation.

Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is currently full – if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632.

Dementia Awareness evening 19th September 2019

Learn a little of what it is like to live with dementia, so you can be supportive to people you know through your family, community or work.

Presentation and discussion with Dementia Advisor Michael Huddleston, from Alzheimer Scotland.

WHEN?-Thursday 19th September  7pm -8.30pm

WHERE? Gibb Room, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar EH42 1DX

Open to all. Free

More information:Michael Huddleston 0131 654 1114 or email




Falkirk Wheel Trip – Friday 26 July 2019

What a great day out: weather was kind, wonderful company as usual and what a joy to see this feat of engineering!  (Love how the Falkirk area has been regenerated, with its beautiful Kelpies and Wheel).

We enjoyed our picnics, ice creams, laughs and watching all the families enjoying their day out. Grateful thanks to all who made this possible.

Kelpies Trip – 7 June 2019

On the go again! A fabulous day out to see The Kelpies – lots of sunshine and just one wee shower of rain. A brilliant day from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was sheer joy to see these beautiful sculptures close up. Thank you to Amy at the Helix Visitor Centre for all her help in organising the trip; Jim for his wonderful commentary on our guided tour, and David our ELC bus driver for transporting us safely. Jim explained just how important the whole Helix project has been in regenerating the Falkirk area, with all proceeds from the guided tours, gift shop sales, etc all going to benefit the wider community. Our heartfelt thanks to all in the Dunbar Community and beyond, whose generous donations make trips like this possible.

Afternoon Tea at Dunbar Garden Centre – 23 May 2019

What a lovely afternoon at Dunbar Garden Centre to celebrate the first anniversary of the official launch of Dunbar Dementia Network.  The  company was excellent, the tea was flowing and the cakes and savouries were delicious.

The afternoon was rounded off nicely, choosing some plants to donate to the Sanctuary Garden at The Backlands.  All in all, gorgeous weather, great company and food, with time spent in beautiful surroundings.

Dunbar Dementia Network Represented at Memorial Service – 25 April 2019

Our thanks to John & Dorothy Denholm for representing Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group and Dunbar Dementia Network, at the unveiling of a memorial stone in honour of Pilot, Flying Officer, Harry Kenneth Lillington Rice (aged 21) and Navigator, Flying Officer, Aubrey John Clarke (aged 23), who died in the Beaufighter crash at Middle Monynut during WW2.  It was particularly fitting for Dorothy to attend as she was associated with the WRAC in her younger days.

Dementia Carer Group May-July 2019 programme


(Please note that our Support Group is currently full. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632)

May 2nd Regular Meeting 2 30 – 3 30 at Bleachingfield Centre with option to attend the Press Reader Event organised by Dunbar Library. Discover how to access 1000’s of eNewspapers and magazines, which can be downloaded using Press Reader.

May 9th Regular Meeting 2 30 – 3 30 at Bleachingfield Centre

May 16th Regular meeting with  local author Lorna Hill joining us at the Bleachingfield Centre

May 23rd Afternoon Tea at Dunbar Garden Centre. 1st Birthday of Dunbar Dementia Network charity. Choose some plants for the Sanctuary Garden.   Meet 2 30 pm at Dunbar Garden Centre

May 30th SCRAN EVENT in conjunction with Dunbar Library. ‘Dunbar Life, Then and Now’. Discover fantastic archive images, sound and video which will focus on the people and places of Dunbar and East Lothian

FRIDAY June 7th Kelpies Trip to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week 3-9 June (no Thursday meeting this week)

June 13th Regular meeting, with guest Sue Northrop of DFEL at the Bleachingfield Centre. Tea Party to mark National Carers Week (10-16 June)

June 20th Regular Meeting at Bleachingfield Centre. Visit from Parvine Jazayeri, Ageing Well Co ordinator, Active East Lothian (dementia friendly walks Dunbar)

June 27th Visit to Belhaven Community Garden- meet there 2.30pm at ‘Haven Cafe’.

July 4th Official Opening of Sanctuary Garden

July 11th Regular Meeting 2 30 – 3 30 at Bleachingfield Centre

July 18th Visit to The Backlands garden– meet there at 2.30pm

FRIDAY July 26th Visit to the Falkirk Wheel (no Thursday meeting this week)

Aug 8th Visit to Dunbar Fashion School, meet there at 2.30pm

Aug 15th TBC – Three Craws Event at Battery/Bleachingfield Centre at 2 30 pm

Aug 22nd Visit Belhaven Community Garden

Aug 29th Regular Meeting 2 30 – 3 30 in Gibb Room 1, Bleachingfield Centre