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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 […]

East Lothian men at Waterloo (III)

17/07/20151:28 pmLeave a Comment

This page marks the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and records 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 that the Battle of Waterloo took place, […]

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 […]

Inveresk

20/10/20119:15 am02/04/2015 2:31 pmLeave a Comment

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about the parish of Inveresk, 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 […]

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, […]

Romans in East Lothian (AD 43–410)

17/09/20117:36 pm12/01/2012 3:22 pmLeave a Comment

The Roman period in Scotland can be roughly divided into three main periods of occupation: The Flavian period – a seven-year occupation during which General Agricola destroyed the Caledonians at the battle of Mons Graupius in AD 84 The Antonine period – c. AD 138–163,  with the establishment of more permanent occupation The final Severan advance (AD 208–211), which […]

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

Christmas in the Archives

22/12/20156:58 pmLeave a Comment

‘Tis the season to be jolly’ but until fairly recently Christmas in Scotland passed in quietly, not that much different from any other working day.   Browsing the archive collections it is not uncommon  to  find records of meetings taking place on Christmas Day.  Poignantly we recently came across an application for poor relief to Dunbar […]

Waterloo 200 years on

18/06/20153:57 pm25/06/2015 3:37 pmLeave a Comment

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars – the field of Waterloo. Last year we looked at the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One and its effect on East Lothian. This year’s task was to interrogate the collections to see how we could represent the Napoleonic […]

Soldier found after 95 years

22/04/20144:32 pm20/05/2014 9:20 amLeave a Comment

This account is by local man Alister Hadden, who has kindly shared it with us, along with the accompanying photos. The photos are copyright Alister Hadden except where otherwise noted. Please contact us if you’d like permission to use any of them. My dad’s brother James Hadden Private 908 Royal Scots 8th Battalion (Lothian Regiment) […]