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 Saltire Festival

The Saltire Festival is back for 2017, to celebrate St. Andrews Day, bringing together the very best of Scotland in the Home of the Flag!

Visitors can discover all that Scotland has to offer; our beautiful outdoors and stunning coastal landscape; delicious food & drink, created with the finest local produce; a long history and fascinating heritage; and hugely entertaining music, arts and comedy.

With events to suit everyone, this is a St. Andrew's Day celebration for all the family.

Click here for further 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.

19-22
Oct
Minibeast Hotels
Thursday 19th October-Sunday 22nd October 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
John Muir's Birthplace, High Street, Dunbar

Pop and make your own minibeast hotel to take home for your minibeast friends this winter.

21
Oct
The Quo Experience
Saturday 21st October 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Tribute to rockers Status Quo, visit here for more information.

27-29
Oct
Newhailes Halloween
Friday 27th October-Sunday 29th October 2017
Newhailes, Musselburgh

Learn about the history of the Dalrymple family at the Newhailes House Halloween tour - booking is essential. Visit here for more information.

27
Oct
Midnight at the Oasis with Spatz & Co Showband
Friday 27th October 2017
7:30pm-11:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Concert stage show of music and song by Scotland's premier show band, Spatz & Co.  Visit here for more information.

28
Oct
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 28th October 2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Haddington Farmers' Market where stallholders offer you a tempting selection of home produced specialities.  Visit here for more information.

29
Oct
Newhailes Halloween with Mercat Tours
Sunday 29th October 2017
Newhailes, Musselburgh

An exclusive Halloween Tour of Newhailes house after dark, in partnership with Mercat Tours.  Visit here for more information.

29
Oct
The Stoats Creepy Crawl at Newhailes
Sunday 29th October 2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Newhailes, Musselburgh

A weekend of family fun with plenty of spooky activities to keep your little ghouls and ghosties entertained.  Visit here for more information.

1-30
Nov
Exhibition - Treasured Memories
Wednesday 1st November-Thursday 30th November 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Coastal Communities Museum, School Road, North Berwick

An array of artefacts, sparking personal memories relating to events in the history, heritage and social culture of the local area.  Involve the whole family - grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.  Visit here for more information.

4
Nov
Big Girls Don't Cry
Saturday 4th November 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band.  Visit here for more information.

8
Nov
Start of the Jumps Season
Wednesday 8th November 2017
12:45pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy the first day of the 2017/18 jumps season.  Visit here for more information.

8
Nov
Start of the Jumps Season
Wednesday 8th November 2017
12:50pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

It's the first day of the 2017-18 jumps season! This is an exciting afternoon for real racing enthusiasts and a perfect event for corporate hospitality guests.  Position yourself close to one of the hurdles or fences and get a real sense of the energy and power of the horses as they speed past.  Visit here for more information.

9
Nov
Girls Night Oot! The Musical
Thursday 9th November 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Sequel to smash hit 'I Will Survive' - a night out for the girls with a retro soundtrack.  Visit here for more information.

18-19
Nov
Astronomy Weekend
Saturday 18th November-Sunday 19th November 2017
10:00am-4:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Join the National Museum of Flight for a weekend of space-themed talks and activities.  Visit here for more information.