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.

The Brunton

The place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round! 

The Brunton is situated in the heart of Musselburgh, easily accessible from all directions by bus, car and train.  Group bookings are welcome with discounts on many events for bookings of 10 plus.  Ticket prices vary by event.

There is also an extensive outreach programme with performances and activities presented across the county including the annual Puppet Animation Festival, visual art exhibitions, youth arts activities and artists in schools programmes.

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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.

24-11
Jul-Aug
Reach for the Skies
Monday 24th July-Friday 11th August 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Holiday fun for active adventurers.  Visit here for more information.

25
Jul
Family Day
Tuesday 25th July 2017
2:15pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh
Enjoy some holiday fun at Musselburgh Racecourse. With seven exciting races and children’s entertainment it’s the perfect day out!  Visit here for more information.
29
Jul
Canteen
Saturday 29th July 2017
12:00pm-8:00pm
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. Visit here for more information.

29
Jul
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 29th July 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.

4-6
Aug
Scottish Seniors Open
Friday 4th August-Sunday 6th August 2017
Renaissance Club, Dirleton

Prestigious competition for some of the world's most successful golfing veterans.  Visit here for more information.

4
Aug
Mini Beast Hunt
Friday 4th August 2017
10:30am-11:30am
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Get up close to bugs and beasties with the East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service.  Visit here for more information.

4
Aug
Friday Night at the Races
Friday 4th August 2017
3:30pm-8:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 6RU

Join us for our Friday Night at the Races - an evening packed full of thrilling entertainment. The perfect way to kick start the weekend.  Visit here for more information.

5
Aug
North Berwick Highland Games
Saturday 5th August 2017
12:16pm
Recreation Park, North Berwick

The annual Highland Games featuring Highland dancing, solo piping and men & women's heavy events.  Visit here for more information.

5
Aug
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 5th August 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Dirleton Caslte, North Berwick

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

7-13
Aug
Fringe by the Sea
Monday 7th August-Sunday 13th August 2017
9:00am-11:00pm
Various venues in North Berwick

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

10
Aug
Dougie MacLean
Thursday 10th August 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Scotland's foremost folk/roots troubadour, renowned for his meaningful haunting music.  Visit here for more information.

11
Aug
The Archerfield Cup
Friday 11th August 2017
2:00pm-5:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 6RU

An exciting flat racing event with the feature race The £25,000 Archerfield Cup sponsored by Archerfield Links, home to the Fidra and Dirleton Links, bespoke accommodation and luxury spa. Why not take in a round of golf before spending an afternoon at the races for an excellent day of sporting action!  Visit here for more information.

11
Aug
Islands in the Stream
Friday 11th August 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Stage show showcasing the music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.  Visit here for more information.

11
Aug
The Kilkennys
Friday 11th August 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Ireland's newest balladeers playing old Irish folk songs and news songs from their first studio album.  Visit here for more information.

12
Aug
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 12th August 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.

12
Aug
MacFloyd
Saturday 12th August 2017
7:30pm-9:40pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Internationally acclaimed tribute combo to Pink Floyd who recreate the stage effects for which the prog rockers were renowned.  Visit here for more information.

13-15
Aug
Dunbar Street Art Trail
Sunday 13th August-Tuesday 15th August 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Dunbar High Street

Experience art in and around the delightful coastal town of Dunbar.  Visit here for more information.

17
Aug
The Counterfeit Seventies
Thursday 17th August 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Bringing a unique 70s show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music and everything inbetween.  Vist here for more information.

19
Aug
Hops in the Garden
Saturday 19th August 2017
2:00pm-11:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Music and ale festival in support of national respite centre, Leuchie House. Featuring an all day line up of great music, family entertainment, and locally sourced food and drink.

19
Aug
Man at Arms Weapons Walk
Saturday 19th August 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.

19
Aug
Oh! Carol
Saturday 19th August 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Bringing to life the music and story of songwriting partners Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield who gave the world 'Calendar Girl, 'Breaking up is Hard to Do', and 'Oh Carol'!  Visit here for more information.