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.

Quest for Oz - 4th-28th October

Illuminated Augmented Reality Adventure

The Yellow Brick Road has been destroyed in a war between the Witches of the East & West.  The Blue Witch of the North has taken over Munchkinland.  

Help the Wizard rebuild the Road and reunite the Land of Oz.  

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.

20-9
Jan-Dec
Haddington 700
Saturday 20th January-Sunday 9th December 2018
9:00am-10:00pm

A series of events to mark the anniversary of Robert the Bruce's 1318 Charter to the town.  Visit here for more information.

29
Sep
Aberlady All Eras
Saturday 29th September 2018
Aberlady

A programme of workshops, talks & presentations & Georgians and Wartime activities.  Visit here for more information.

29
Sep
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 29th September 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

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

29
Sep
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 29th September 2018
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

A street food market 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 on site.  Visit here for more information.

29
Sep
Free Again
Saturday 29th September 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

A spectacular new show of pure Bad Company & Free nostalgia, with a five piece ensemble of fantastic musicians.  Visit here for more information.

30
Sep
Supporting Your Services Raceday
Sunday 30th September 2018
2:00pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

An afternoon of fun, including pony racing, Massed Pipe Bands, interactive displays from the Armed Forces, children's fair rides, face painting and much more!  Visit here for more information.

4-28
Oct
Quest for Oz
Thursday 4th October-Sunday 28th October 2018
The audience meets at Wallyford Park & Ride

Illuminated augmented reality adventure.  The Yellow Brick Road has been destroyed in a war between the Witches of the East & West.  Help the wizard rebuild the road and reunite the Land of Oz.  Visit here for more information.

4-5
Oct
Girls Night Oot!
Thursday 4th October-Friday 5th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join the girls on a hen night that you won't forget, with a smash hit retro sound track and songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and now!  Visit here for more information.

4
Oct
The Jersey Beats: Oh What a Nite
Thursday 4th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time in an evening of great music, fun and more.  Visit here for more information.

5
Oct
The Stars of Irish Country Show
Friday 5th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join four of Ireland's favourite country music stars all in one super show.  Visit here for more information.

9
Oct
Benedict Allan - Ultimate Explorer
Tuesday 9th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole, unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure.  Visit here for more information.

12
Oct
Dominic Kirwan & Friends
Friday 12th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

One of Ireland's greatest ever entertainers and always so popular with his legion of followers, Dominic Kirwan will be performing a selection of musical styles, pop, country and rock 'n' roll in a show not to be missed.  Visit here for more information.

13
Oct
Leo Sayer
Saturday 13th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Leo Sayer will be giving his audience a high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits.  Visit here for more information.

14
Oct
The Runny Egg 10K
Sunday 14th October 2018
2:25pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

The Runny Egg 10K is back for this 2nd year taking in the beautiful surroundings of Archerfield Estate.  Visit here for more information.

15
Oct
Flat Season Finale
Monday 15th October 2018
2:20pm-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

A great afternoon of racing to round off the flat season!  Visit here for more information.

18
Oct
Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show
Thursday 18th October 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

See science like you've never seen before!  Explore the strange and magical properties of matter, with fireballs, fire tornadoes & explosive chemical reactions.  Visit here for more information.

18
Oct
Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life
Thursday 18th October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan, for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family.  Visit here for more information.

23
Oct
The Cavern Beatles
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon.  Visit here for more information.

26
Oct
W-What About?
Friday 26th October 2018
2:30pm-4:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

A celebration of family and a touching tale of loss and love.  Visit here for more information.

27
Oct
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 27th October 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

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

7
Nov
Start of the Jumps Season
Wednesday 7th November 2018
12:45pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

It's the first of the 2018-19 jumps season!  This is an exciting afternoon for real racing enthusiasts and a perfect event for corporate hospitality guests.  Visit here for more information.

9
Nov
The Rolling Stones Story
Friday 9th November 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

With all the classic hits, The Rolling Stones Story is a high energy concert celebrating the music of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band.  Visit here for more information.

15
Nov
Thank You For the Music
Thursday 15th November 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

This international smash hit tribute show brings all ABBA's number one hits to the stage in a production like no other.  Visit here for more information.

17
Nov
The Magic of Motown
Saturday 17th November 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!  Visit here for more information.

21
Nov
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families & Me
Wednesday 21st November 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join Gordon Buchanan, the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC Animal Family & Me series.  Visit here for more information.

24-6
Nov-Dec
The Saltire Festival
Saturday 24th November-Thursday 6th December 2018
throughout East Lothian

An annual celebration of St. Andrew's Day bringing together the very best of Scotland in the Home of the Flag.  Visit here for more information.

24
Nov
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 24th November 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

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

26
Nov
Saltire Raceday
Monday 26th November 2018
12:45pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Celebrate the run up to St. Andrew's Day with the excitement of jump racing.  Visit here for more information.

27-6
Nov-Jan
Jack & The Beanstalk
Tuesday 27th November-Sunday 6th January 2019
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join us for a fun packed panto - an up to date twist on the well-known story.  Visit here for more information.

29
Nov
Heidi Talbot & John McCusker
Thursday 29th November 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Part of the Saltire Festival 2018 - Two of folk music's most highly regarded & celebrated musicians join forces for the first time as a duo.  Visit here for more information.

30
Nov
Tide Lines with Support
Friday 30th November 2018
8:00pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Part of the Saltire Festival 2018 - Tide Lines are four young guys originally from the Highlands of Scotland.  Forged from the literature & music of the areas they grew up in Tide Lines meld romantic, rural life with a record collection of classic American songwriters.  Visit here for more information.

1
Dec
Karen Matheson & Band
Saturday 1st December 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-group Capercaillie.  Visit here for more information.

1
Dec
Daniel Sloss
Saturday 1st December 2018
8:00pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Don't miss the stunning new show from Scotland's internationally acclaimed & award winning comedy star!  Visit here for more information.

3
Dec
Jumps Meeting
Monday 3rd December 2018
12:20pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Extend your passion for racing from on-screen to on course!.  Visit here for more information.

8
Dec
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Saturday 8th December 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Buddy Holly & the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine & mince pies!  Visit here for more information.

10
Dec
Christmas Jumps Meeting
Monday 10th December 2018
12:20pm-3:20pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

You'll love an afternoon of jumps action, an ideal opportunity for a festive celebration with your team.  Visit here for more information.

14
Dec
Christmas Country Cracker
Friday 14th December 2018
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join four of Ireland's top country stars for a festive toe tapping cracker.  Visit here for more information.

21-24
Dec
Funbox: Once Upon A Christmas
Friday 21st December-Monday 24th December 2018
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Tis the season for some singalong silliness with Anya, Kevin, Gary & Bonzo the Dog.  Visit here for more information.