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Events

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 pm19/12/2019 3:51 pmLeave 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 donation of £15 per annum, you will be able to watch eight selected films from across the world and enjoy vibrant discussion that will enhance […]

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 […]

Olympics Fever!

02/08/20166:26 pm06/08/2016 10:19 amLeave a Comment

This year, the 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 5 and 21 August – the first summer games ever to be held in South America. These international games, organised by the International Olympic Committee, occur every four years and were first […]

East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight

September 3 – 19 The annual Archaeology and Local History Fortnight will be back again in September, and this year’s programme is packed with events all about the heritage of East Lothian. Taking place from September 3rd to 19th, there will be events throughout the County.  The Fortnight is organised by East Lothian Council’s Archaeology […]

It’s A’ Oor Ain Riding of the Marches!

The first documentation of Musselburgh’s ancient ceremony can be found in the Town Council Minutes on the 16th of October 1682. Earlier written records of the event held by the council were destroyed in a fire at the Town House in 1544. It is thought that the ceremony could date further back to the granting […]

Artefact Attack at Dunbar SciFest 2016!

16/03/20163:19 pmLeave a Comment

It was with some trepidation that myself and three student volunteers from Edinburgh University (Jo, Lewis and Tiffany) got into my car at 8am on Saturday morning to drive to Dunbar Primary School. Our purpose? To deliver ‘Artefact Attack’-a day of archaeology-themed science workshops for children at Dunbar SciFest 2016. But how many kids would […]