East Lothian Places
East Lothian’s unique position, between the coast of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills, means that it has been favoured for settlement from the earliest times.In this section you will find some articles about the history of East Lothian’s towns, villages and special sites, and we will gradually build this up.
You can also explore East Lothian’s archaeological heritage on our heritage map search – all the sites and discoveries ever made in East Lothian and Midlothian have been mapped and listed, and if you type a placename into the Search box above, a list of results will show you links to related sites and finds (including items in the archive, museum and local history catalogues). Alternatively, just click on the Heritage Map search link above to go straight to the map and explore from there. The purple dots indicate an archaeological record, which you can zoom in on or click on to get more information. You can even search on your postcode (use capitals for the letters or it won’t work!). Tips on how to get the most out of the map are here.
The Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian has gathered a wealth of contemporary information about the county and its people. You can find copies in your local library, or browse their excellent website. Explore the parishes of East Lothian here.
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