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.

Harvest Moon Holidays

Experience Glamping in Treehouses and Safari Tents by East Lothian's spectacular coastline!

Harvest Moon's Treehouses and Safari Tents are uniquely situated by the magnificent beach on Lochhouses Farm, which adjoins the John Muir Country Park, east of Edinburgh.

This coastal paradise between North Berwick and Dunbar has less rain and more sunshine that any other part of the UK according to the Scottish Holidays Travel Guide.

Our 7 fabulous treehouses command a panoramic view of the beach and dunes from a high tree-lined ridge, whilst our 7 safari tents snuggle under the trees by the beach.  Both the treehouses and tents are perfect for the luxury camper who prefers 'glamping' to camping!  This is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and countryside enthusiasts who like the beach, sea, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and wildlife

Visit here for more information.

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.

1-17
Apr
Dolphin-tastic & Crab-alicious
Saturday 1st April-Monday 17th April 2017
Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick

What's for Snack? is an interactive puppet show with new Seabird team member, Craig the Crab.  Sing-a-long fun for young visitors and older kids are invited to attend Ocean-a-rific with Dr Dolp Lingerin-aboot.  Visit here for more information.

1-17
Apr
Flying for Fun
Saturday 1st April-Monday 17th April 2017
11:00am-4:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, North Berwick

Explore the science of sport flying with a range of family activities.  Follow the trail around the civic aviation hangar before taking part in the family technical challenge.  Visit here for more information.

1
Apr
Man at Arms Weapon Talk
Saturday 1st April 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

3
Apr
Head in the Clouds
Monday 3rd April 2017
11:00am-11:40am
John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX

A show from Ipdip Theatre all about the world of the sky and the floating sheep that live there.  For ages 0-3.  Part of the Puppet Animation Festival. Cost: £5 (£4).  To book tel 0131 665 2240 or visit here.

4
Apr
Briar Rose
Tuesday 4th April 2017
11:00am-11:45am
North Berwick Community Centre, 8 Law Road, North Berwick, EH39 4PN

The King and Queen throw a party to celebrate the birth of their beautiful baby girl but forget to invite one of the fairies who lays a curse on the baby as a result. Folding Theatre puppet company bring this tale, based on the Brothers Grimm version of Sleeping Beauty, to life.

5
Apr
Oscar's Amazing Space Adventure
Wednesday 5th April 2017
11:00am-11:50am
Haddington Corn Exchange, Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3DS

Moustale Puppets present the tale of Oscar the mouse and his exciting adventure in space.  For ages 4+.  To book tel 01620 822198.

6
Apr
Sir Moustache Bristleby & The Ed-Splorers
Thursday 6th April 2017
11:00am-11:45am
The Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX

A blend of visual and verbal storytelling theatre with shadow puppetry, telling a story of historical exploration.  Ages 4+.  Tickets £5 (£4).  To book tel 0131 665 2240 or visit here.

8
Apr
Man at Arms Weapon Talk
Saturday 8th April 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

13
Apr
Paper Puppets! Cut out Animation Workshop
Thursday 13th April 2017
1:30pm-3:30pm
John Gray Centre, Lodge Street, Haddington

Chop and change paper characters and create an animated film using paper, people and stop motion techniques to help them leap into life.  For ages 5-8 years.  To book tel 01620 820690.

14
Apr
Musselburgh Town Market
Friday 14th April 2017
9:00am-2:30pm
Musselburgh Old Town Hall, High Street, Musselburgh

A monthly market organised by the Musselburgh Area Partnership and Musselburgh Rotary Club.

14-17
Apr
Easter Eggsplorer Trail
Friday 14th April-Monday 17th April 2017
9:30am-5:30pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Join an Easter Eggsploration through some of Scotland’s castles, abbeys, forts and palaces. Find all the clues to complete the challenge.

14-17
Apr
Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 14th April-Monday 17th April 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
East Links Family Park, Dunbar

Look for red or gold eggs around the park to win a chocolate egg in their massive Easter egg hunt!  Visit here for more information.

14-17
Apr
Cadbury Egg Hunts
Friday 14th April-Monday 17th April 2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Newhailes, Musselburgh

Collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim your chocolatey reward.  Visit here for more information.

15-16
Apr
When the Fairies Meet the Easter Bunny
Saturday 15th April-Sunday 16th April 2017
9:39am

Meet the Fairy Trail's new willow animals, Fairy Training with the Fairy God Mother (booking essential), tie a ribbon on the Wishing Tree, garden games, fairy quiz and much more.  Visit here for more information. 

15-16
Apr
Kite Festival
Saturday 15th April-Sunday 16th April 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, North Berwick

Fly into Easter with a spectacular celebration of kites.

15
Apr
Easter Saturday Raceday
Saturday 15th April 2017
11:30am-3:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

A thrilling day of flat racing, the perfect way to spend your Easter weekend. Vist here for more information.

15-16
Apr
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 15th April-Sunday 16th April 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

22
Apr
European Stone Stacking Championships
Saturday 22nd April 2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Dunbar

Stone balance artists from across Europe head to Dunbar for the European Championships.

29
Apr
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 29th April 2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington
Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Haddington Farmers' Market where the stallholders offer you a tempting selection of home produced specialities.  Visit here for more information.
29
Apr
Canteen
Saturday 29th April 2017
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A street food market in East Lothian, 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 onsite.