Saddle up for new ‘East Coast Harbour’ Race


East Coast Restaurant and Fish & Chips Takeaway, beside the Fisherrow Harbour in Musselburgh, is joining forces with Musselburgh Racecourse to launch the new ‘East Coast Harbour’ handicap on Tuesday 25 July to help raise funds for The Fisherrow Harbour & Seafront Association.

East Coast, which has been in the Crolla family for nearly 50 years, is owned and operated by Carlo and Katia Crolla, and Carlo Crolla said,  “We’re really excited to be teaming up with Musselburgh Racecourse for the first time to help support The Fisherrow Harbour & Seafront Association.

“We’re expecting hundreds of people from across Edinburgh and the Lothians to come along to the East Coast Harbour Race on Tuesday 25th July for a great family day out and help us raise as much as we can for this fantastic local charity, which relies heavily on the generosity of its volunteers and donations.

“We really hope our new East Coast Harbour Race will go some way to helping improve the harbour and seafront in Musselburgh for the benefit of the community, local people and visitors. Our family has been proudly serving the local community with quality fish and chips for nearly half a century, so it means a lot to us to be supporting the work of The Fisherrow Harbour & Seafront Association and encouraging local communities to come together.”

Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, said, “Like the racecourse, the Crolla family are synonymous with Musselburgh and have played an important commercial role in the Honest Toun for generations.

“We are delighted to be hosting the East Coast Harbour Race and to support the valuable ongoing work of the Fisherrow Harbour and Seafront Association.

David Wilkie Chair of The Fisherrow Harbour & Seafront Association (FHSA), adds, “We value this opportunity to connect with two of Musselburgh’s most popular and successful businesses – East Coast and Musselburgh Racecourse – and appreciate the support that they are offering to FHSA.

“We will put any funds raised directly into projects which benefit the local area, to realise our vision to develop Fisherrow as a welcoming and accessible seaside resort with fantastic water-based and seafront activities, and look forward to working together in the future.”