Days Out in the Past – War Walks

16/08/201911:01 amLeave a Comment

Explore East Lothians place in conflict from Medieval sieges to World War II defences

Women and Work in East Lothian

29/03/201710:37 am04/04/2017 11:03 amLeave a Comment

Posted by Ruth on behalf of Jacqueline Lynch.   March 2017 celebrates International Women’s Month and the following is a sample of some of the notable work undertaken by East Lothian women through the ages. Farming and Fishing When researching  the working lives of women in East Lothian we must turn our attention first to a […]

Surveying up a Storm: War and Peace at Broad Sands!

04/02/201612:25 pmLeave a Comment

At the end of January, just as Storm Gertrude was gearing up to sweep across the shores of East Lothian, so an intrepid team from the East Lothian Council Archaeology Service was gearing up to do the same! After health & safety concerns were raised regarding several wooden posts noted in the intertidal zone down […]

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 […]

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“The time has come,” the Archy said, “To talk of many things: Of schools–and knights–and secret codes– Of airfields–and kings– And why that hillfort just isn’t not?– And why ponies don’t have wings.” (with abject apologies to Lewis Carroll!) Yes, EAST LOTHIAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY FORTNIGHT Starts the 29th Aug and runs through to […]

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January: remembered by a Knox Academy pupil

27/01/20152:17 pm18/01/2015 1:00 pmLeave a Comment

Sadly, this year we haven’t been able to hold another event for Holocaust Memorial Day, but last year pupils from Knox Academy came and met Stephen Brent, a Haddington resident who came to Scotland as a boy, on the Kindertransport. We thought we’d re-post the account of the event written by Grant Campbell, one of […]