Welcome to East Lothian

With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, award-winning attractions, excellent food & drink and the world’s finest links golf courses, we have the best of Scotland! It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only minutes from Edinburgh. East Lothian is not only a great place to visit, it is a great place to live and work. Have a look at just some of the things that make this a wonderful place.

Upcoming Events

Find out what’s happening in East Lothian with events and festivals that attract people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland's fascinating heritage and wonderful culture featuring the best of Scottish music, arts, food & drink, innovation, sport and entertainment.

20-30
Jan-Jun
Haddington 700
Saturday 20th January-Saturday 30th June 2018
9:00am-10:00pm

A series of events to mark the anniversary of Robert the Bruce's 1318 Charter to the town.  Visit here for more information.

21-22
Apr
European Stone Stacking Competition
Saturday 21st April-Sunday 22nd April 2018
9:00am-5:00pm
Dunbar

The European Stone Stacking Competition is back and has been extended over 2 days.  Visit here for more information.

21
Apr
Dad's Army Radio Hour
Saturday 21st April 2018
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staying of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.  Visit here for more information.

26-28
Apr
Sweeney Todd
Thursday 26th April-Saturday 28th April 2018
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Captivate Theatre is thrilled to bring Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to The Brunton after its successful 5 star run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Visit here for more information.

27-28
Apr
Eddie & The Slumber Sisters
Friday 27th April-Saturday 28th April 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

An interactive show with an all-singing trio whose job is to monitor our dreams and ensure that our night time wanderings remain healthy & safe.  Visit here for more information.

27
Apr
Double Feature
Friday 27th April 2018
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Edinburgh's favourite comedy double act, Andy Gray & Grant Stott, are back in a new play written by Only an Excuse's Phil Differ.  VIsit here for more information.

28
Apr
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 28th April 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere where stallholders offer you a tempting selection of home produced specialities.  Visit here for more information.

28
Apr
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 28th April 2018
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A street food market bringing ten different Scottish traders to every session.  Live DJs provide a soulful soundtrack in the courtyard and there's an open air bar serving Archerfield's signature ales, brewed on site.  Visit here for more information.

28
Apr
A Visions of Elvis
Saturday 28th April 2018
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

A Vision of Elvis transports you on an emotional musical journey, celebrating the music of Elvis Presley, with a true live Elvis performance.  Visit here for more information.

3
May
Evening Race Meeting
Thursday 3rd May 2018
5:40pm-8:40pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Join us straight from the office and make the most of your summer evening at the races.  Visit here for more information.

4
May
Afternoon Race Meeting
Friday 4th May 2018
2:00pm-5:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Start your weekend early with an afternoon at the races!  Visit here for more information.

19-20
May
Robert's Rebellion
Saturday 19th May-Sunday 20th May 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Find out what happens with Robert the Bruce takes his rebellion to the doors of Dirleton.  Included in admission price.

26
May
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 26th May 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere where stallholders offer you a tempting selection of home produced specialities.  Visit here for more information.

26
May
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 26th May 2018
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A street food market bringing ten different Scottish traders to every session.  Live DJs provide a soulful soundtrack in the courtyard and there's an open air bar serving Archerfield's signature ales, brewed on site.  Visit here for more information.

2
Jun
Ladies Day
Saturday 2nd June 2018
1:35pm-4:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy top class horseracing, stylish and fantastic party atmosphere with prestigious competition prizes, fashion parades & musical entertainment.  Visit here for more information.

9
Jun
The Scottish Sprint Cup
Saturday 9th June 2018
1:35pm-4:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Musselburgh Racecourse brings you the £100,000 Scottish Sprint Cup.  Visit here for more information.

9
Jun
The Edinburgh Cup Raceday
Saturday 9th June 2018
1:40pm-5:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh
Edinburgh's raceday featuring a race programme packed full of quality racing and thrilling after-racing party.  Visit here for more information.
30
Jun
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 30th June 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere where stallholders offer you a tempting selection of home produced specialities.  Visit here for more information.

30
Jun
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 30th June 2018
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A street food market bringing ten different Scottish traders to every session.  Live DJs provide a soulful soundtrack in the courtyard and there's an open air bar serving Archerfield's signature ales, brewed on site.  Visit here for more information.

4
Jul
Afternoon Race Meeting
Wednesday 4th July 2018
2:00pm-5:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Join us for an afternoon of exhilirating flat racing by the coast.  Visit here for more information.

7-8
Jul
Prepare to give fire!
Saturday 7th July-Sunday 8th July 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Be witness to the siege of 1650 as the invading English army attacks the castle.  Included in admission price.