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External Heritage Groups

External Heritage Groups around the County have things like thisOut & About is the page where you will find a short summary on external heritage groups meetings. These groups play a vital role in preserving and promoting the history of the county.  They provide history on the doorstep to the local residents.

More details information on the local heritage groups and their meetings / activities can be found on This external website contains information on all groups, even those no longer active.  It also has some very good resources and guidance.

If you want to contribute anything to this page please email us: [email protected].

This page gives a short summary of the groups that regularly hold meetings and will also highlight any special events that are planned.

External Heritage Groups

Group Regular Meetings Events

 Haddington Remembered

 1st & 3rd Thursday mornings of each month; September – June  

 Haddington History Society

 One Thursday a month (3rd); September – April  
 Gullane & Direlton History Society  One Wednesday or Thursday Evening a month; September – April; 7:30pm  
 Dunbar & District History Society  2nd Tuesday of each month; September – April; 7/7:30pm  
Musselburgh Conservation Society 2nd Thursday of each month; September – April; 7:30pm; St Peter’s Church Hall, High Street, Musselburgh

East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalist Society

Regular talks; September – April

University of the Third Age (Museums & places of Interest Group – click link for more information on groups.)

Monthly on a Thursday
Lothian Family History Society


Every Wednesday evening, 7pm – 9pm. Invited speakers monthly.

The Library, Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA

13th April, Talk: ‘Researching in UK and abroad’.  George English, Director of “Research through People”