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.

28
Sep
Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook
Thursday 28th September 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Elio Pace delivers an electrifying concert celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.  Visit here for more information.

30
Sep
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 30th September 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.

30
Sep
Canteen
Saturday 30th September 2017
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Last canteen of the season! 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.

1
Oct
Supporting Your Services Raceday
Sunday 1st October 2017
12:00pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

A massed pipe and drum band will play in front of the grandstand. Armed forces displays and stands, FREE fairground rides and children’s entertainment make this an excellent family afternoon of flat racing. Come along and support your local services!  View here for more information.

6
Oct
Talon: The Best of the Eagles
Friday 6th October 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Over the last two decades, Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.  The 20th anniversary Tour will once again feature all those classic Eagles hits from their timeless back catalogue.  Visit here for more information.

7
Oct
Magical Woodland Walk
Saturday 7th October 2017
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A special event complete the musicians, storytellers and trapeze artists, they will take you on a magical journey through our enchanted Fairy Trail.  Visit here for more information.

10-29
Oct
Dragons of Drummohr
Tuesday 10th October-Sunday 29th October 2017
The Big Shed, nr Musselburgh

Augmented reality event featuring amazing light installations, interactive sculptures and dragons.  Visit here for more information.

13
Oct
Sally Morgan
Friday 13th October 2017
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

The nation's favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - 'Kisses to Heaven Tour'.  Visit here for more information.

14-23
Oct
Halloween Spooktacular Event
Saturday 14th October-Monday 23rd October 2017
12:00pm
East Links Family Park, Dunbar

Featuring haunted house, ghost train, face painting and lots more.... Visit here for more information.

16
Oct
Flat Season Finale
Monday 16th October 2017
12:00pm-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

A great afternoon of racing to round off the flat season! Top jockeys and flat trainers compete for the Musselburgh Flat 2016 season championship title in a race to the Final Furlong of the season.   View here for more information.

18
Oct
Three Half Pints: The Three Musketeers
Wednesday 18th October 2017
2:00pm-12:04pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh
Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as the Three Half Pints swish their swords, buff their boots and flourish their feathers in their most ridiculous adventure yet.  Visit here for more information.