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.

Explore East Lothian's coast and natural beauty with GoSup!

GoSup offer a range of activities including stand up paddleboard hire, guided tours, lessons, fitness classes and kayak hire.  We offer a truly unique experience to our customers, allowing them to go beyond the beach and explore North Berwick and the surrounding coastline from a whole new perspective.  The Firth of Forth has some breathtaking places to visit and what better way to do it than on a stand up paddleboard.

East Lothian is home to one of the most stunning coastlines on the planet.  North Berwick is surrounded by four absolutely enchanting islands, each one very different from the next and there is nothing more humbling than being up close to them on a paddleboard.  East Lothian is full of historic landmarks, paddle on past the ruins of Tantallon Castle, visit the wreck of HMS Ludlow or paddle around Scotland's Alcatraz, the stretch of coastline is rich with breathtaking things to see, especially from the water.  Pair the amazing scenery with puffins, seals and occasionally dolphins and you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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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.

30
Jun
Fred MacAulay
Friday 30th June 2017
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

The popular morning radio show host who has now graduated to the heady heights of 'Mock the Week' and the like, shares his witticisms about life and living in Scotland today.  Visit here for more information.

1
Jul
Man at Arms Weapon Talk
Saturday 1st 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.

2
Jul
Ironman 70.3
Sunday 2nd July 2017
6:30am-6:30pm
Gosford House, Longniddry

Nearly 2,000 athletes take part in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh.  This gruelling triathlon race consists of a 1.2 mile swim at Gosford Sands, a 56 mile bike ride and a half marathon through the famous Holyrood Park.  Visit here for more information.

8
Jul
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 8th 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.

14
Jul
Friday Night at the Races
Friday 14th July 2017
4:30pm-9:10pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RG

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.

15
Jul
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 15th 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.

22
Jul
Scotland's National Airshow
Saturday 22nd July 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, North Berwick

Over two hours of high-octane aerial displays ranging from historic warbirds to contemporary military jets. There are also family activities, fairground rides and a chance to chat to pilots and explore the hangers.

22
Jul
Man at Arms Weapons Talk
Saturday 22nd 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.

22
Jul
Harness Racing
Saturday 22nd July 2017
4:30pm-9:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RG

The historic Musselburgh harness racing fixture is one of the premier meetings in the country featuring top Harness racing trainers, horses and drivers.  Visit here for more information.

23
Jul
Harness Racing Champion's Day
Sunday 23rd July 2017
12:00pm-5:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RG

The historic Musselburgh harness racing fixture is one of the premier meetings in the country featuring top Harness racing trainers, horses and drivers.  Visit here for more information.