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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 […]

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 […]

East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight

25/07/201611:16 amLeave a Comment

September 3 – 19 The annual Archaeology and Local History Fortnight will be back again in September, and this year’s programme is packed with events all about the heritage of East Lothian. Taking place from September 3rd to 19th, there will be events throughout the County.  The Fortnight is organised by East Lothian Council’s Archaeology […]

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 […]

Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun – The Patriot (1655–1716)

29/01/20134:55 pm13/02/2020 2:48 pmLeave a Comment

Andrew Fletcher was born in 1655 at Saltoun, East Lothian, the eldest son of Sir Robert Fletcher of Saltoun. Andrew and his brother Henry were tutored by a young Gilbert Burnet, who was the minister of Saltoun at this time. In 1678 Fletcher was elected as Commissioner for Supply for Haddingtonshire in the old Scots […]


20/10/20119:17 am11/09/2015 11:02 amLeave 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 Saltoun, 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 […]

An ‘Enlightened’ Archaeology Fortnight!!

21/09/20162:37 pm11/04/2017 1:54 pmLeave a Comment

Well that’s it folks, another year, another two weeks of East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight over, and what a glorious two weeks it has been! We finished up almost on a similar theme to how we started, thinking about East Lothian during that creative period of Scottish history, The Age of Enlightenment. We heard […]

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 […]

Alexander Murray, 4th Lord Elibank

28/09/20153:25 pm28/09/2015 3:37 pmLeave a Comment

Alexander Murray, 4th Lord Elibank, was born on his family estate at Ballencrief, East Lothian in 1677. He was one of two sons of Patrick Murray, the 3rd Lord Elibank. Alexander was educated at Edinburgh College where presumably he met his future wife, Elizabeth Stirling, who was the daughter of a renowned Edinburgh surgeon. When Elizabeth […]