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East Lothian Images Online

22/05/20171:02 pm04/10/2019 2:29 pm

From here you can access thousands of images from across the collection. Perhaps you’re looking for an old school photograph or a street where you lived? Perhaps you want to see if we have an image of an ancestor or a building that no longer exists? Click on a place name to see the pictures we […]

Best Days of Your Life? Memories of Schooldays in East Lothian

15/06/201611:09 am15/06/2016 11:10 amLeave a Comment

You may remember Best Days of Your Life?, an exhibition we held at the John Gray Centre about schooldays last year.  As part of the research we did a number of interviews and I thought it would be nice to share some of the memories here.  A big thank you to the members of Haddington […]

List of Brick and Tile Works in East Lothian

20/11/20144:02 pm08/01/2015 8:53 amLeave a Comment

A scan of historic maps and census data has revealed that brick and, especially, tile works were widespread in the East Lothian countryside. There follows a list of sites, some of which are better documented that others and some of which can be placed only tentatively. Yet others will have been missed off as they […]

The Military System in East Lothian 1790–1850

22/06/201212:50 pm04/07/2016 3:41 pmLeave a Comment

East Lothian’s Armies – the Volunteers and Militia Armies universally rely on part-time or volunteer forces to relieve the burden of routine during times of stress or to augment front-line forces during long campaigns by providing reserves and garrisons. The mechanisms for raising such forces have naturally varied over time. Sometimes volunteers surge to the […]

East Lothian’s Royal Connections – Part I

13/06/201210:04 am13/06/2012 11:01 amLeave a Comment

Loth and the Lion To steal the opening from the 60th Jubilee concert recently ‘let me entertain you’ with some fanciful, and not so fanciful, tales of historic royal connections to East Lothian and offer some suggestions as to where you can see remains associated (even most tangentially) with these personages. The first royal name […]

Athelstaneford Parish

20/10/20119:13 am11/09/2015 10:36 amLeave a Comment

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about Athelstaneford Parish, so please bear with us. In the meantime – you could help: contact us if you have stories about the parish and its people and we could help you tell them on this […]

Battlefields of East Lothian (AD 800–1745)

17/09/20117:45 pm16/07/2013 9:51 amLeave a Comment

East Lothian is home to some of the most important battle sites in Scotland, from the 9th century to the 18th. The Battle of Athelstaneford (832 AD) The Battle of Dunbar I, Spott (1296) The Battle of Pinkie (1547 AD): a battle memorial stone is located at the eastern end of Crookston Road, along from Inveresk Lodge, […]

Organising an Exhibition

14/12/20173:25 pm14/12/2017 3:26 pmLeave a Comment

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 […]

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 […]

World War One Memorials

10/11/20154:55 pm19/03/2019 12:52 pmLeave a Comment

Use this page to navigate to the relevant community (parish/town/village) detailed indexes of those who fell, or served, during World War One. Each place in the table below has at least one war memorial; some have several. Click on each community to see the details of those recorded. Please click on the following link for a complete […]