Famous faces from around East Lothian

We often get asked ‘which famous people came from round here?’, so here are a few famous faces from around East Lothian. We’re starting with Haddington, and will add more from other East Lothian towns over time. Visit our People section to discover more East Lothian people who have helped shape our world.

We welcome contributions, so if you’d like to add a page about someone from where you live, get in touch and we’ll help you share it here!

John Knox (1514–72; radical Church reformer)

John Gray (1646–1717; benefactor and minister)

Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801–66; writer and wife of Thomas Carlyle)

William George Gillies (1898–1973; artist)

Finlay Calder (1957– ; rugby internationalist)

Fish (1958– ; musician)




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