Dunbar ([dʊnˈbaɾ] listen?) is a toun in East Lowden on the sootheast coast o Scotland, approximately 28 mile east o Edinburgh an 28 mile frae the Inglis Border at Berwick Upon Tweed. It haes a population o aboot 12,000 (2001 census).
Dunbar is a umwhile Ryal Burgh that gien its name tae an ecclesiastical an ceevil pairish. The pairish extends aroond 7½ mile east tae wast an is 3½ mile deep at greatest extent (12 x 5.5 kilometres) or 11¼ square miles (c. 3000 hectares) an conteens the veelages o Wast Barns, Belhaven, East Barns (abandoned) an several hamlets an ferms.
Its strategic poseetion gien rise tae a history full o incident an strife but Dunbar haes become a quate dormitory toun popular wi wirkers in nearby Edinburgh, wha find it an affordable alternative tae the caipital itsel. Till the 1960s the population o the toun wis little mair nor 3,500.