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It’s here! East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, Sept 1 – 16!

14/08/20182:06 pmLeave a Comment

Here at the Archaeology Service we are getting super excited for, yep, you guessed it folks….the East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight 2018! That’s right, our annual fortnight is back, with a veritable bang this year, landing multitudes of exciting, fun-filled, and thought-provoking events in a place near you! Organised by the Archaeology Service […]

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, […]

Tranent 1547 – Adventures Underground

11/09/20153:56 pmLeave a Comment

Before the Battle of Pinkie (10th September 1547) the English Army had marched through East Lothian. They camped under Fa’side Brae and set about searching out and making secure the immediate area. During the course of this, parties of troops ventured into Tranent. The stories from that episode are remembered to this day – many were written […]

Witchcraft in East Lothian

09/07/20152:42 pm31/07/2015 3:48 pmLeave a Comment

Everyone knows that witchcraft in East Lothian was once endemic! The stories of the persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries are part of our inheritance and have been told and retold in the years since – with varying degrees of accuracy! The county is often cited as one of the centres of the persecution of presumed […]

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 […]

The Napoleonic Garrison in East Lothian

05/06/20151:11 pmLeave a Comment

A page to mark the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and to record the Napoleonic Garrison in East Lothian. The Peace of Amiens in 1801 marked an interlude in the Napoleonic Wars. It ended when Napoleon declared himself emperor; war broke out in 1803. Almost immediately, a massive force was deployed in an anti-invasion […]

Calling East Lothian’s allotment gardeners!

18/02/20154:45 pm24/02/2015 4:12 pmLeave a Comment

Museums are launching an exciting year-long project and are looking for local residents to take part. Inspired by Visit Scotland’s 2015 year of food and drink we’ve commissioned a photographer to take a series of images celebrating East Lothian’s allotment gardeners, allotments and the wonderful produce they grow.  The photographs will be taken across one year and […]

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 […]

East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

14/07/201410:33 am09/06/2015 10:57 amLeave a Comment

This year’s East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight will take place from August 30th to September 15th.  This annual heritage showcase includes talks, guided tours, events and excavations taking place throughout the county, and it brings to life East Lothian’s fascinating history and archaeology. The Fortnight kicks off with Family History Day at the […]