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.

19-25
Aug
Dunbar Street Art Trail
Sunday 19th August-Saturday 25th August 2018
9:00am-5:00pm
Dunbar

Enjoy local, national and international artist's exhibitions in High Street shop windows and daily workshops on photography, life drawing, stone balance, graffiti and painting.  Visit here for more information.

25
Aug
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 25th August 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.

25
Aug
Haddington 700 Big Medieval Day
Saturday 25th August 2018
10:00am-8:00pm
Various venues in Haddington

Join us for a fabulous day packed full of fun & friendly family entertainment with free entry.  Including medieval play, stalls, refreshments, storytelling, fairground attractions, archery, hog roast, the stocks and much more with the the finale performance by the world famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers.  Visit here for more information.

25
Aug
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 25th August 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
Aug
Afternoon Race Meeting
Wednesday 29th August 2018
2:00pm-5:00pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Lavish in the final throes of summer for a mid week fixture.  Visit here for more information.

30
Aug
Afternoon Race Meeting
Thursday 30th August 2018
2:00pm-5:10pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Lavish in the final throes of summer at a mid-week fixture.  Visit here for more information.

2
Sep
Dirleton Run
Sunday 2nd September 2018
8:00am-11:00am
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
The Dirleton Run is back!  There will be a 10k, 5k and 1k fun run.  Expect prizes and excellent running routes through Archerfield Estate.  Visit here to register.
2
Sep
Campaign at the Grange
Sunday 2nd September 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm
Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

A fun family event celebrating the contributions and sacrifices made by East Lothian people to World War One & the Women's Suffragette Movement.  Highlights include demonstrations, exhibition, stories, crafts and a chance to get dressed up.

2
Sep
Arts & Crafts
Sunday 2nd September 2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Come along to learn how to draw with pastels and have fun making fantastic crafts out of paper, card & recycled objects.

7
Sep
Twilight Flat Race Meeting
Friday 7th September 2018
4:30pm-7:35pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Gather your work colleagues, family or friends and head down to the races to start your weekend the right way!. Visit here for more information.

14-23
Sep
The Lammermuir Festival
Friday 14th September-Sunday 23rd September 2018
throughout East Lothian

One of the UK's most atmospheric classical music festivals with superb musicians performing great music across the beautiful and historic county of East Lothian.  Visit here for more information.

14-16
Sep
Staysure Tour Scottish Senior Open 2018
Friday 14th September-Sunday 16th September 2018
8:00am-6:00pm
Craigielaw Golf Club

The Staysure Tour Scottish Senior Open will return to the heartland of Scotland's Golf Coast for the 4th successive year.   Visit here for more information.

15-16
Sep
Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend
Saturday 15th September-Sunday 16th September 2018
1:03pm

The annual East Lothian Battle Weekend returns to Prestonpans with a wider programme than every before.  Visit here for more information.

15
Sep
The Caledonian Cup Raceday
Saturday 15th September 2018
2:55pm-6:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

You can expect a lot more than thrilling flat racing on our Caledonian Cup Raceday.  You'll be able to enjoy live music, sip on some delicious local Caledonian beers and indulge in an array of delicious fresh foods.  Visit here for more information.

15
Sep
Hops in the Garden
Saturday 15th September 2018
3:00pm-10:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Live music, tasty street food, great bars, a late night DJ set and East Lothian's first silent disco experience.  Visit here for more information.

23
Sep
Scottish Half Marathon & 10K
Sunday 23rd September 2018
11:00am-0:00am
Musselburgh Racecourse

The race takes participants along Scotland's Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse.  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.

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.

14
Oct
The Runny Egg 10K
Sunday 14th October 2018
2:25pm

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.

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.