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.

23
Feb
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 23rd February 2019
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Haddington Farmers' Market where a range of stallholders will be offering a tempting selection of home produced products.  Visit here for more information.

28
Feb
Jumps Meeting
Thursday 28th February 2019
1:35pm-4:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

A jumps race meeting with free entry for all.  Tickets will be available from the turnstiles on the day.  

7
Mar
Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael
Thursday 7th March 2019
7:30pm-10:00pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!  Visit here for more information.

10
Mar
Jumps Meeting
Sunday 10th March 2019
2:00pm-5:10pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

An action packed afternoon of jumps action.  Visit here for more information.

19-22
Mar
Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 19th March-Friday 22nd March 2019
9:00am-5:00pm
East Links Family Park

Look for red or gold eggs round the park to win a chocolate egg!  There will also be face painting and lots of baby animals to see! Visit here for more information.

22
Mar
Jumps Season Finale
Friday 22nd March 2019
2:00pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

An afternoon of racing to round off the Jump season!  Visit here for more information.

24-26
Mar
CoastWord
Sunday 24th March-Tuesday 26th March 2019
9:00am

The literary community comes together to bring a roster of bookish delights to Dunbar for a week, weekend-long festival.  Visit here for more information.

2
Apr
Start of the Flat Season
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
2:15pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

See of the new favourite jockeys and horses for the 2019 season.  Visit here for more information.

9
Apr
The Whirlybird
Tuesday 9th April 2019
11:00am-12:30pm
North Berwick Community Centre

Charming ecologically driven ugly duckling tale told through storytelling, music and puppetry.  Visit here for more information.

10
Apr
Lost Bear
Wednesday 10th April 2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Haddington Town House

Part of Puppet Animation Festival - A gentle tale for little ones created with an infectious sense of fun and adventure for all those, large and small, who still love their toys.  Visit here for more information.

12
Apr
Oskar's Amazing Adventure
Friday 12th April 2019
2:00pm-2:54pm
The Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.  Using a mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, music and song to tell the tale of a puppy's search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.  Visit here for more information.

19-22
Apr
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 19th April-Monday 22nd April 2019
11:00am-0:00am
Newhailes House & Garden, Musselburgh

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.  Visit here for more information.

20
Apr
Easter Saturday Raceday
Saturday 20th April 2019
1:50pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

An ideal destination for couples, friends & groups looking for an Easter get together with a difference with live music & entertainment and an array of exciting street food stalls. Families can look forward to a dedicated kids zone featuring game stalls, fairground rides and more.  Visit here for more information.

20-21
Apr
European Stone Stacking Championships
Saturday 20th April-Sunday 21st April 2019
4:00pm-0:00am
Eye Cave Beach, Bayswell Road, Dunbar

This competition brings together a community of stackers from across Europe featuring some inspiring and breathtaking balances.  Visit here for more information.