Doon Steading in Spott Parish

Spott Parish

Doon Steading in Spott Parish

Doon Steading in Spott Parish

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about Spott Parish, so please bear with us.

In the meantime – you could help: contact us if you have stories about the parish and its people and we could help you tell them on this website.

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the parish looked to their community for support and entertainment. The period saw a flourishing of specialist societies – many people served as committee members or were otherwise involved. This list has been compiled from almanacs, guides and the pages of the Haddingtonshire Courier – more detail might be found by consulting our records.

Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Cow Society Friendly or mutual
Theological Society Education
Funeral Society (with Innerwick) Burial
Association for Churchyard Protection Burial



One thought on “Spott Parish”

  1. Michael Atkins says:

    I look forward to seeing more about Spott; I am the eldest son of Agnes Atkins, nee Tear, who lived at Ivy Banks and then Rose Cottage, Spott. She was the youngest daughter of Mary and Christopher Tear, sister to Kate, Ann, Peg, Mollie, Tommy and Jock. I recall our Summer holidays were spent at Rose Cottage after a long drive up from Sussex where we lived.
    We emigrated to Tasmania in 1970, but I am now living in West Yorkshire and have visited Spott in recent years, and will do so again soon, even if only to say Hullo to my rellies buried in Spott Churchyard!
    I do have some Spott photos but they are currently in our attic in Sydney!

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