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.

Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We ask all visitors and second home-owners not to visit East Lothian and to stay away from tourist hotspot locations to help stop the spread of the virus.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon - 'Stay Safe - Stay At Home'

To make it easier for you to find information about how Coronavirus is affecting East Lothian you can find 

information including links to national updates and advice at the following link below.

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.

Stobo Castle Ladies Day 2020
Saturday 6th June 2020
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Scotland's biggest and most prestigious 5 star Ladies Day - visit here for more information.

Traprain Treasures 2020
Sunday 28th June 2020
Meet at the car park on the north side of the hill

Join the ranger on a gentle stroll to the top of Traprain Law to learn about the historic and modern day importance of this iconic hill.  Visit here for more information.

Afternoon Meeting
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy a laid back Friday with friends or work colleagues with a packed full of fun and entertainment.  Visit here for more information.