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East Lothian Images Online

22/05/20171:02 pm21/01/2020 10:21 am

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 […]

East Lothian World War One Memorial Database

10/11/201511:16 am12/11/2015 11:43 amLeave a Comment

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, But now we lie in Flanders’ Fields.” (Verse excerpt from John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders’ Fields’)             World War One (WW1) and its effect on the lives of those who fought in and lived through it can be remembered in several ways – via printed, […]

Robert Burns Family and East Lothian

28/09/20153:26 pm28/09/2015 3:38 pmLeave a Comment

Did Robert Burns ever visit East Lothian? The question remains unanswered, but we know for sure that his brother, mother and sister came to this part of Scotland and never left. Gilbert Burns was born in 1760, the second child of William Burnes (the e was dropped later) and Agnes Broun. Robert was their oldest child […]

East Lothian men at Waterloo (II)

18/06/20153:40 pm17/07/2015 2:02 pmLeave a Comment

A page to mark the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and to record the service of East Lothian men at Waterloo. On the 8th May 2015, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.  It was on 18th June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium (but then part of […]

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 […]

Bolton Parish

20/10/20119:13 am14/04/2020 12:32 pmLeave a Comment

Bolton is the third smallest Parish in East Lothian. It is an overwhelmingly rural Parish consisting of the hamlet of Bolton and several large farms. It is perhaps most famous for being the resting place of Robert Burns’ mother and brother Gilbert who are buried at Bolton Parish Church. The Church is now paired with […]

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day? Which is it?

24/03/20174:37 pm28/03/2017 11:17 amLeave a Comment

Every fourth Sunday of Lent and exactly three weeks before Easter, the holiday of Mothering Sunday, now more popularly known as Mother’s Day, occurs. Historically, the event was a religious one and had little to do with mums.  Around the 16th century, the holiday saw servants given the day off so that they could return […]

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 […]

North Berwick World War One Memorials

10/11/20153:20 pm16/11/2015 12:30 pmLeave a Comment

The following are the lists of names appearing on four of the North Berwick WW1 Memorials. Town / Village  Location Inauguration North Berwick High School 16/09/1921 SURNAME FORENAME RANK REGIMENT IMAGE DEATH DATE COURIER MU NEWS Addison James S Lance Corporal Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th   Battalion 15/09/1916 06/10/1916 No entry Arundel Robert Thomson Sapper […]