East Lothian Images Online

Image of berry pickers at Ormiston

Berry pickers at Ormiston

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 have or take a look at our tips for searching for a more advanced search.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, spot any errors or if you can supply us with more information on an image.

This is only a small percentage of the photographs we hold and our fabulous volunteers are busy digitising more. Remember to check back regularly for updates.

Aberlady Athelstaneford Bolton Cockenzie & Port Seton
Direlton Dunbar Garvald Gladsmuir
Haddington Humbie Innerwick Inveresk (Musselburgh)
Morham North Berwick Oldhamstocks Ormiston
Pencaitland Prestonkirk Prestonpans Saltoun
Spott Stenton Tranent Whitekirk & Tyninghame
Whittinghame Yester    

The main part of our image holdings are what we call the parishes collections (above). In most cases images come to us as single images or in small batches and they are added to the relevant parish. In some cases larger collections come to us and are kept as a discreet collections. This means that not every image we hold for North Berwick for example will be under the North Berwick parish collection so it is worth searching across all the image collections.

Adam Latto Collection

Adam Latto was a collector and antiquarian bookseller based in Musselburgh. The Council acquired his collection some years ago and it is extensive featuring images, documents and even a morning roll!

Although primarily related to Musselburgh it does contains images from elsewhere across the County and further afield.

View the collection

Preston Lodge High School

We are working with Preston Lodge to digitise and make available their vast collection of school images.

The collection goes beyond the usual school photos showing pupils and teachers at work and play.

To learn more about the project and access the collection, click here

East Lothian Museums Collection

East Lothian Museums Service traditionally hold a large number of photographs. These images are currently on long term loan with the archive service at the John Gray Centre and have been digitised by our volunteers.

This is a rich collection showcasing the past 150 years in the County from outdoor pools to buildings long gone. View the collection here