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Events

Let’s Celebrate West Barns!

Launched on 4th October 2015, the Story of West Barns was on display at the John Gray Centre. The mini-exhibition was created by a group of volunteers and coordinated by Ola Wojtkiewicz, John Gray Centre Development Officer. Some fascinating history of West Barns and links to photographs and oral history recording are available on the […]

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2015 – that’s it for another year! The authors have come and gone, crafts have been crafted, food cooked, plays played and poems read. The events were taking place county wide of course, only a few at the John Gray Centre, but this year we branched out to use even more venues […]

Archaeology conference 2015 – The ‘Forth’ awakens….

03/12/20154:35 pm03/12/2015 4:45 pmLeave a Comment

This year’s Edinburgh, Lothians & Borders Archaeology Conference was a great success, with a whole host of interesting, thought-provoking and diverse papers.  The conference highlighted the great range of archaeological work being undertaken in our region today, and the different organisations, groups and individuals who undertake it. Attendees were regaled with everything from investigating the […]

Santa at Christmas at the John Gray Centre

Holiday Cheer at the John Gray Centre

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the John Gray Centre has lots of busy elves gearing up to make it festive for YOU! We have multiple activities for both children and families, so make sure you like our Facebook page to keep up with it all! Starting 1st December, we have our 12 Days of […]

Skeleton

” the hip bone’s connected to the, thigh bone…” is not the only tune a skeleton can sing!

20/10/20151:58 pm20/10/2015 2:20 pmLeave a Comment

Sam here, East Lothian Council’s Archaeology Service resident skeleton, bringing you news of my latest travels and activities-which, if I do say so myself (and I do, I’ve not a modest bone in my body), have been most entertaining and educational for all concerned! First off, I took my colleagues Andy and Helena and my […]

World War One Memorial comes to Haddington Library

East Lothian amateur artist, David Paterson, has created a piece of work in memory of his great grandfather who was killed in World War One. The 5ft tall Davy lamp is on display at Haddington Library for the next fortnight, as part of a tour of Mid and East Lothian libraries. The lamp is in […]

Coffee, cake and martians – events at Haddington Library

Autumn is nearly upon us so dust off your library membership card , come in and pick some books to curl up with! I can thoroughly recommend   ‘The Martian’   by Andy Weir. The film with Matt Damon will be released this week, but you should really try the book as this is a great read […]

Roll Up, Roll Up for the School Fair…

15/09/20155:06 pm22/09/2015 9:17 amLeave a Comment

It’s a little over 2 weeks to go now until ‘Best Days of Your Life?’ – our exhibition about schooldays in East Lothian  – opens in the temporary exhibition gallery here at the John Gray Centre.   To kick off the exhibition the Archive and Local History team is holding a School Fair Family Fun Day on Saturday 3rd […]

Haddington’s own Jim Wylie takes Strictly’s Judy Murray for a twirl

01/09/201511:41 am03/09/2015 9:28 amLeave a Comment

On the 20th of August, Judy Murray, mother of tennis star Andy Murray and of Strictly Come Dancing fame, visited sunny East Linton, as part of the Tennis on the Road initiative. She spent a couple of hours on the newly refurbished courts, teaching a group of adult volunteers and children different tennis techniques in […]

Tulip farm near West Barns

The Story of West Barns

The John Gray Centre Development Officer, Ola Wojtkiewicz, and a new focus group worked on West Barns’ history to compile a collection for, The Story of West Barns. This exhibition revealedthe village’s social, industrial, and cultural past. Through the ages, West Barns has employed and housed a diverse workforce. The village has supported an array of businesses […]