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Appeal for help: seeking families of fallen Black Watch soldiers (WW2)

14/05/201311:54 amLeave a Comment

On 28th/29th August 1944 in Normandy six Black Watch comrades serving with the 5th Black Watch in the 51st Highland Division, were killed while leading the forces into battle. Many others were wounded. On 1st June 2013, almost 70 years later, those soldiers are to be honoured by the unveiling of a monument in the […]

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 […]

Archive 2016: Looking back, looking forward

16/12/20165:00 pm04/04/2017 11:33 amLeave a Comment

Well it’s that time of year again. Office parties, last minute panic buying and Slade on the radio. Amongst the craziness it’s also a time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. What a year 2016 has been! I don’t think anybody could have scripted half of whats happened this year.  In the archive […]

World War Two in the Lothians

23/10/20152:17 pm23/10/2015 3:46 pmLeave a Comment

Oral histories Betty Craig, Landgirl Stephan Brent, Kindertransport Archival records Research Tracing your ancestor’s military records Information Holocaust memorial day (27 Jan) The Landscape in War The Worst Journey in the World Pages with ‘WW2

The Ancient Yew near Ormiston

21/10/20143:17 pm21/10/2014 3:29 pmLeave a Comment

At our recent Luminate storytelling session, storyteller Tim told us how he got married in the ancient yew tree near Ormiston. It started a conversation and a debate – did John Knox (1514–72) indeed preach there? No, apparently it was George Wishart! Although according to archaeological records about the area, both did. Anyway, I was reminded of […]

Codebreaking and gas masks – just another day in the archives

03/10/20133:13 pmLeave a Comment

Archive and local history staff had a great day yesterday working with almost 100 primary seven pupils from Kings Meadow. Fabulous kids with great imaginations! Their chosen topic was WW2 so we developed two story boxes for them with Haddington specific WW2 content. The first box focussed on propaganda and evacuees and included items such as a […]

The 8th (Territorial) Battalion the Royal Scots in World War One

09/08/20138:35 am23/10/2015 2:02 pmLeave a Comment

Administrative changes mean that East Lothian, once home to the 8th Royal Scots, now includes Musselburgh, which was then in the catchment for the 7th Royal Scots. The part-time 8th Battalion could trace its history back to Napoleonic Volunteers raised in the burghs of the county but it faced the onset of war in 1914 with a structure […]

It’s never Shh! in our library

13/05/20132:45 pmLeave a Comment

Did you think libraries are all Shh! and hush? Well here’s a run down of library life last week that proves it isn’t! We started the week with clearing away the Spitfire exhibition held over last weekend. The removal of the propeller was no mean task. The weight and shape proved difficult to manoeuvre out of our front […]

The Landscape in War

28/09/20123:53 pm13/01/2015 1:07 pmLeave a Comment

All across East Lothian, in both World Wars, buildings and land were requisitioned for the war effort. Airfields, gunsites, coastal defenses, billets, hospitals, training ground and prisoner of war camps were amongst the installations that appeared almost overnight. This set of photographs shows the ‘miltary occupation’ of Amisfield Park, Haddington, during the First World War. […]

Loan boxes

29/12/20113:39 pm17/12/2019 9:51 amLeave a Comment

East Lothian Council Museums Service has loan boxes on more than 20 subjects which can be borrowed by schools, home educators and community groups. In these boxes you will find handling objects and background information to bring the past alive. If there is a topic you think would be suitable for a loan box which we […]