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The parish extends around ), and contains the villages of West Barns, Belhaven, East Barns (abandoned) and several hamlets and farms.Its strategic location gave rise to a history full of incident and strife; but Dunbar has become a quiet dormitory town popular with workers in nearby Edinburgh, who find it an affordable alternative to the capital itself.On the last full weekend in September, Dunbar holds an annual weekend-long, traditional music festival sponsored by various local companies.To the north of the present High Street an area of open ground called Castle Park preserves almost exactly the hidden perimeter of an iron age promontory fort.The town became successively a baronial burgh and royal burgh (1370) and grew slowly under the shadow of the great Castle of the Earls.Scotland and England contended often for control of the castle and the town.Until the 1960s, the population of the town was little more than 3,500.
The grant included Dunbar and, it can be deduced, an extensive swath of East Lothian and Berwickshire or Merse (hence March). The head of the House of Dunbar filled the position of Earls of Dunbar and March until the 15th century.Scottish control was consolidated in the next century and when Lothian was ceded to Malcolm II after the battle of Carham in 1018, Dunbar was finally an acknowledged part of Scotland.Throughout these turbulent centuries Dunbar’s status must have been preserved because it next features as part of a major land grant and settlement by Malcolm III in favour of the exiled earl Gospatric of Northumbria (to whom he may have been full cousin) during 1072.The former was "impregnable" and withstood many sieges; the latter was burnt, frequently.The castle had been slighted (deliberately ruined) in 1568 but the town flourished as an agricultural centre and fishing port despite tempestuous times in the seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. The second Battle of Dunbar (1650) was fought during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms between a Scottish Covenanter army and English Parliamentarians led by Oliver Cromwell.