Events

It’s here! East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, Sept 1 – 16!

Here at the Archaeology Service we are getting super excited for, yep, you guessed it folks….the East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight 2018! That’s right, our annual fortnight is back, with a veritable bang this year, landing multitudes of exciting, fun-filled, and thought-provoking events in a place near you! Organised by the Archaeology Service […]

Diary of work experience with Museum Services June 2018

19/06/201812:30 pmLeave a Comment

This week I was helping out the East Lothian Council Museum Service for my work experience. I did many different things at several different museums, and I am going to tell you what I did on each day. MONDAY Monday was the first day of my work experience, and at the start I was nervous […]

Organising an Exhibition

Katherine Weldon asked if I could recount my experience, the highs and the lows, of putting together the current exhibition in the John Gray Centre Gallery – The Story of St Andrew and the Saltire – which opened on 28 October 2017 and runs until 30 January 2018. I rashly agreed! It was back in […]

Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2017!

04/12/201710:56 amLeave a Comment

Another year, another fabulous conference! If we were to start a recipe book for creating the perfect mix of people, papers and provisions at a regional archaeology conference, perhaps it may have read a little like this year’s programme: ….take one probable barrow in Prestonpans; add in a chunk of medieval buildings, settlement and industry […]

East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight 2017!

17/07/201711:17 amLeave a Comment

It’s that  time of year again folks! Here at East Lothian Council’s Archaeology Service, we are once again gearing up for the exciting prospect of East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, held every year during the first two weeks in September! For 2017,  East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight will celebrate the Year […]

Dunbar’s Dustbin Detectives!

01/06/20171:39 pmLeave a Comment

Another year, another archaeological frontier breached at Dunbar Science Club! http://www.dunbarscienceclub.org.uk/ A sunny Saturday morning saw Andy and myself heading out to the Bleachingfield Centre armed with a rubbish bag and a motley collection of Andy’s breakfast detritus, and then some lovely prehistoric artefacts from our handling collection. Our mission: to explore strange old worlds, […]

Film Appreciation Club

02/12/20162:44 pm07/12/2018 9:42 amLeave a Comment

“Film recognises neither time nor space, only the limits of man’s imagination.” (Nicholas Ray) If you love film, then why not join our film appreciation club? For a membership fee of £15 per annum, you will be able to watch eight selected films from across the world and enjoy vibrant discussion that will enhance your […]

Its Conference time!

07/11/201612:11 pmLeave a Comment

Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, November, the month of sparklers and fireworks, of cooling temperatures and shorter days, of the build up to Christmas….and yes, the Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders Archaeology Conference! Our conference, held annually at the Queen Margaret University, takes place this year on Saturday the 19th of November, and promises […]

An ‘Enlightened’ Archaeology Fortnight!!

Well that’s it folks, another year, another two weeks of East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight over, and what a glorious two weeks it has been! We finished up almost on a similar theme to how we started, thinking about East Lothian during that creative period of Scottish history, The Age of Enlightenment. We heard […]

Memories of Haddington’s Nungate & Afternoon Tea

This year Haddington History Society has been working on a project recording memories of people who were brought up or lived in Haddington’s Nungate, and copies of the interviews have been deposited here at the John Gray Centre.   Perhaps the most striking thing that comes across is the strong sense of community associated with the […]