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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 men at Trafalgar

11/06/201512:42 pmLeave a Comment

The following table was collated from data made available by the National Archives through the Trafalgar Ancestors project and exhibition. The extract lists some of the men who identified with East Lothian on their ship’s muster books. The data cannot be comprehensive – it was found by searching for East Lothian placenames – and many […]

East Lothian men at Waterloo (I)

04/06/20153:19 pm07/08/2015 8:18 amLeave 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 […]

Brick and Tile making in East Lothian

07/11/20142:52 pm08/01/2015 8:51 amLeave a Comment

With an abundance of easily worked stone, East Lothian came late to the mass production of bricks and tiles. Of course, some had always been made on a small scale but as the agricultural revolution took hold the county’s abundant deposits of clay were exploited for drainage tiles (pipes) and roofing pantiles. Drainage was essential […]

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 […]


20/10/20119:14 am17/12/2019 10:03 amLeave a Comment

HER map link Historic OS map references Created in 1692, Gladsmuir parish originally stretched to the Firth of Forth – about 10 square miles. It contained the villages of Gladsmuir, Longniddry, Macmerry, Elvingston and Samuelston. Originally called ‘Gledsmuir’, its name meant ‘the moor of the kite or hawk’. It had limestone and coal deposits, and […]

William Gemmill

24/01/201812:33 pm26/01/2018 1:53 pm

William Gemmill, former President of Gladsmuir Curling Club, played a significant role in the preparations for the first tour of Scottish Curlers to Canada in 1902/03. He was Vice President of the Royal Caledonian Curling and chaired the committee appointed to select the players to go to Canada in 1902-03 for this new tour. He […]

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 […]


02/10/20153:02 pmLeave a Comment

Pencaitland derives from Old Brythonic “Head of the Woodland” and so is one of the older placenames and inhabited places in East Lothian. The parish later contained several substantial feudal estates, centred on what became mansions: Fountainhall House (Penkaet Castle) was originally built by the Pringles in the late 16th century with extensions to the house being […]