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.

4
May
Evening Flat Meeting
Thursday 4th May 2017
4:00pm-8:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh
Join us for a evening of packed full of great entertainment.  Visit here for more information.
5
May
Flat Race Meeting
Friday 5th May 2017
1:55pm-5:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Get the weekend off to a flying start with a Friday at the races!  Visit here for more information.



6-7
May
Mosstrooper
Saturday 6th May-Sunday 7th May 2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

In 1650 Oliver Cromwell laid siege to Dirleton Castle.  Inside were a band of Covenanters - or mosstroopers as they were called - who had been marauding the land and distrupting supply lines after the Battle of Dunbar.  Come along and learn more about this side of Dirleton's rich history.  Visit here for more information.

12
May
Musselburgh Town Market
Friday 12th May 2017
9:00am-2:30pm
High Street, Musselburgh

Musselburgh Market offers a fabulous mix of food producers and a wonderful selection of crafters and traders.  Visit here for more information.

19-21
May
CoastWord 2017
Friday 19th May-Sunday 21st May 2017
10:00am-10:00pm
Dunbar

A fun-filled three days of words, music and theatre.  Visit here for more information.

20-21
May
Foxlake Outdoor Festival
Saturday 20th May-Sunday 21st May 2017
10:00am-6:00pm
Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar

An outdoor festival with live music, comedy, activities zone & wakeboarding competition.  Visit here for more information.

25
May
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Thursday 25th May 2017
7:30pm-9:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Tribute to the legendary magician.  Supported by the Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.  Visit here for more information.

26
May
Friday Night at the Races
Friday 26th May 2017
4:30pm-9:10pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

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.

27
May
Canteen
Saturday 27th May 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.

29-31
May
Bambert's Book of Lost Stories
Monday 29th May-Wednesday 31st May 2017
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

A production that weaves together puppetry and storytelling for ages 8-12 years.