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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 […]

Representation of the People Act, or the Fourth Reform Act

06/02/20184:41 pm19/02/2018 4:18 pmLeave a Comment

Today marks the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act on the 6th February 1918. What did that mean? Why is it important? Well, if you haven’t been following the radio, the news and social media today and yesterday, it reformed the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland after years […]

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 […]

Love in the Archives

07/02/20179:00 am11/03/2017 11:48 amLeave a Comment

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June: O my Luve’s like the melodie, That’s sweetly play’d in tune. Do you believe in true love? Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you believe in love that lasts forever? Many believe that love is unconditional, selfless, unchanging, sincere, […]

‘Deeds Not Words’ 100 Years of the Rural

16/01/20173:20 pm28/03/2017 12:17 pmLeave a Comment

This week an exhibition will be launched here at the John Gray Centre to celebrate 100 years of the Rural. You can visit the exhibition between January 20th and May 3rd during museum opening hours.    The origins of the Scottish Women’s Institute are firmly in East Lothian, and we’d like to thank the members of […]

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 […]

September Weekend

12/09/20163:02 pmLeave a Comment

The September Weekend is approaching. That long weekend where you can spend some quality time with your kids once the new term has started. Summer has gone and it’s getting a little colder and a little wetter, but the trees are changing colour into a wonderful display of autumnal fireworks. With lovely reds and browns and […]

The Growing Importance of Gardening

29/08/20162:26 pm23/09/2016 1:34 pmLeave a Comment

A review of The Garden of Scotland, East Lothian’s Community Gardening Heritage exhibition by Susannah Jennings, Museum Assistant and Environmental Resource Management Student. A new free exhibition has just begun in the temporary exhibition gallery, running from the 13th of August until the 10th January 2017, this exhibition explores stories, objects and photographs from East Lothian’s […]

Don’t forget your toothbrush or social media for museums!

01/04/201611:59 amLeave a Comment

Of all the facts I learned in a very insightful day at ‘Connect 4: East Lothian Council’s 8th Annual Tourism Conference’, the one that has stayed with me is this:  more people in the world today own a mobile device than own a toothbrush. As I entered the Brunton Theatre that day, clutching my notebook, […]