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.

3 Harbours Arts Festival

The 12th annual festival takes place from 3rd - 11th June and continues to be diverse with artists, music, events & workshops throughout the villages of Prestonpans, Port Seton & Cockenzie

Enjoy the guided walk on the 1722 Waggonway, the display of the Diaspora Tapestry in Prestonpans Community Centre or an afternoon of music, stories & drama from local artists, including North Sea Gas.

Try something  new, from learning to play a ukulele to painting a beehive, or join in the 'Port Seton & Cockenzie; the heritage, the people, the place' painting competition for a chance to win £100 prize.

This year, the festival is remembering the painter John Bellany CBE RA (1942 - 2013) who would have been 75 on 18th June.  Born in Port Seton, he was one of Scotland's most outstanding contemporary artists and in 2005 he was made the first Freeman of East Lothian.

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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.

1
Jun
The Dime Notes
Thursday 1st June 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

The band perform 1920s New Orleans jazz, stomp and swing.  Visit here for more information.

3
Jun
The Edinburgh Cup Raceday sponsored by Edinburgh Gin
Saturday 3rd June 2017
11:00am-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RG

The Edinburgh Cup Raceday is Edinburgh's raceday featuring a race programme packed full of quality racing with a total prize fund of £145,000. The entertainment continues after the last race with a thrilling after-racing party. DJ to be announced in 2017.  Visit here for more information.

3-11
Jun
3 Harbours Arts Festival
Saturday 3rd June-Sunday 11th June 2017
11:00am-11:30pm
Cockenzie - Port Seton - Prestonpans

A festival with something for everyone featuring craft and art exhibitions, sculptures, storytelling, workshops & traditional, classic and contemporary music.  Visit here for more information.

17
Jun
Stobo Castle Ladies Day
Saturday 17th June 2017
11:00am-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RG

Don't miss Stobo Castle Ladies Day 2017 at Musselburgh Racecourse - Scotland's sell out event and a 'must' in the Scottish social calendar.  Enjoy top class horseracing in a stylish and fantastic party atmosphere with prestigious competition prizes, fashion parades, musical entertainment and hosted within award-winning venue facilities. Visit here for more information.

24
Jun
Haddstock
Saturday 24th June 2017
11:00am-11:30pm
Various Venues in Haddington

A celebration of talented musicians from Haddington and all over East Lothian hosted by cafes, bars and venues with over 50 acts playing.  Visit here for more information.

24
Jun
Canteen
Saturday 24th June 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.

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 sharers his witticisms about life and living in Scotland today.  Visit here for more information.