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East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight 2017!

17/07/201711:17 amLeave a Comment

It’s that  time of year again folks! Here at East Lothian Council’s Archaeology Service, we are once again gearing up for the exciting prospect of East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, held every year during the first two weeks in September!

For 2017,  East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight will celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, with a bumper pack of events to get everyone involved:  guided walks, illustrated talks, excavations, and lots more besides, all designed to showcase the wonderful and varied archaeology, history and heritage of East Lothian! We’ve got everything from spectacular battle re-enactments by the Battlefield Trust, helping to mark the 470th anniversary of the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, to the Big Waggonway Dig lead by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group down at Cockenzie harbour; and of course, regular favourites like the annual day of lectures at St. Mary’s Church, Haddington, provided by the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society.

There really is something for everyone, so why not check out our full programme of events by clicking on the link here:  and book yourself in for some super fun and informative heritage treats in September!

Alternatively, you can pick up a programme in libraries and museums throughout East Lothian.

Don’t forget to look out for the annual Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference, taking place this year on November 18th at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh. For more information visit:

Written by Helena Gray

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