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.

Scotland's National Airshow

On Saturday 27th July, Scotland's National Airshow returns to the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune.  See aircraft old and new take to the skies for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays.  On the ground, you can meet the flight crews and explore the hangars, then enjoy family activities and food stalls selling the best of local produce.  This is a spectacular day out for all ages.

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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
Jul
Lucas Ice Cream Family Day
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
2:20pm-5:35pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy some holiday fun, seven exciting races, face painting, and children's entertainment .  It's the perfect family day out!.  Visit here for more information.

25
Jul
John Muir the Writer
Thursday 25th July 2019
10:00am-1:00pm
John Muir Birthplace, High Street, Dunbar

Be inspired by our exhibition 'John Muir, Writer'.  Make your own graphic novel of John's adventures with Stickeen the dog, and have a go at making a campaign poster for a cause close to your home.  To book a space, tel 01368 865899.

26
Jul
DJ Yoda at Off the Wall
Friday 26th July 2019
7:30pm-0:30am
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Open-air summer party with multi-award-dinning hip-hop DJ and producer.  Visit here for more information.

27
Jul
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 27th July 2019
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Farmers' Market featuring a wide range of locally produced food & drink.  Visit here for more information.

27
Jul
Scotland's National Airshow
Saturday 27th July 2019
10:00am-5:00pm
National Museum of Flight

See airfield old and new take to the skies for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays.  Visit here for more information.

27
Jul
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 27th July 2019
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Featuring a selection of the UK's most acclaimed street food traders with a family-friendly atmosphere.  Visit here for more information.

1
Aug
Walk on the Wild Side
Thursday 1st August 2019
1:30pm-3:30pm
Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Discover the natural beauty and heritage of Prestongrange on this nature ramble.  There will also be a craft activity making bird feeders for our gardens.  To book, tel 0131 653 2904.

2-11
Aug
Fringe by the Sea
Friday 2nd August-Sunday 11th August 2019
Various venues in North Berwick

North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season with an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author & children's events.  Visit here for more information.

2
Aug
Friday Night at the Races
Friday 2nd August 2019
5:40pm-8:50pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Join in the infamous Friday Night at the Races - an evening packed with thrilling flat racing & entertainment.  Visit here for more information.

5-11
Aug
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
Monday 5th August-Sunday 11th August 2019
8:00am-6:00pm
The Renaissance Club, Dirleton

The ASI Ladies Scottish Open returns to East Lothian and will be played at The Renaissance Club.  Visit here for further details.

6
Aug
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open Panel Discussion at Fringe by the Sea
Tuesday 6th August 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, The Harbourside, North Berwick

Top golfing names including Beth Allen, and presenter Emma Dodds will form our panel, discussing the ladies' game.  Questions from the audience will be welcome.  Put your golf skills against the pros after the session.  Visit here to book tickets.

8
Aug
CSI 1650
Thursday 8th August 2019
9:45am-12:45pm
Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery, High Street, Dunbar

Inspired by our summer exhibition looking at the remains of soldiers captured at the 1650 Battle of Dunbar.  How did they find these skeletons were prisoners of war from Dunbar?  To book, tel 01620 820699.

9
Aug
Family Day Featuring The Archerfield Cup Raceday
Friday 9th August 2019
2:10pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Family Day featuring the £30,000 Archerfield Cup, an afternoon of top quality racing and activities for all the family.  Visit here for more information.

10
Aug
North Berwick Highland Games
Saturday 10th August 2019
9:00am-5:00pm
Recreation Park, North Berwick

Enjoy a great day out at the North Berwick Highland Games with a variety of events for everyone.  Visit here for more information.

24-25
Aug
Survival School
Saturday 24th August-Sunday 25th August 2019
11:00am-4:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Learn about navigation, shelter-making, tacking, camouflage and more with a team of survival experts.  Visit here for more information.

27
Aug
Evening Race Meeting
Tuesday 27th August 2019
5:40pm-8:50pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Make the most of the summer evenings at the races!  Visit here for more information.

28
Aug
Afternoon Race Meeting
Wednesday 28th August 2019
1:50pm-4:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

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

31
Aug
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 31st August 2019
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Farmers' Market featuring a wide range of locally produced food & drink.  Visit here for more information.

31
Aug
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 31st August 2019
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Featuring a selection of the UK's most acclaimed street food traders with a family-friendly carnival atmosphere.  Visit here for more information.

6
Sep
Evening Race Meeting
Friday 6th September 2019
4:25pm-7:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Head down to the races to start your weekend the right way!  Visit here for more information.

13-22
Sep
The Lammermuir Festival
Friday 13th September-Sunday 22nd September 2019
Various venues throughout East Lothian

A festival of beautiful music played by internationally-renowned artists in celebrated venues throughout the historic county.  Visit here for more information.

14
Sep
The Caledonian Cup Raceday
Saturday 14th September 2019
3:30pm-6:55pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy 7 flat races including the £20,000 Caledonian Cup, live music, local Caledonian beers and an array of delicious fresh foods.  Visit here for more information.

21
Sep
The Wheels & Wings Show
Saturday 21st September 2019
10:00am-5:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

See amazing bike stunts & enjoy majestic bird of prey displays, then zoom into our interactive zone and have a go on bikes, segways & more.  Visit here for more information.

28
Sep
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 28th September 2019
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Farmers' Market featuring a wide range of locally produced food & drink.  Visit here for more information.

28
Sep
Canteen Street Food Festival
Saturday 28th September 2019
12:00pm-6:00pm
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton

Farmers' Market featuring a wide range of locally produced food & drink.  Visit here for more information.

29
Sep
Supporting Your Services Family Raceday
Sunday 29th September 2019
2:10pm-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

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

5-6
Oct
Funbox: The Space Race
Saturday 5th October-Sunday 6th October 2019
9:53am
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6RU

Join Anya, Kevin, Gary & Bonzo as part of the crew of the Starship FUNBOX as they take a space odyssey across the universe to explore strange new worlds and dimensions on their galaxy hopping quest to find their keys.  Visit here for more information.

14-18
Oct
Reach for the Skies
Monday 14th October-Friday 18th October 2019
12:00pm-4:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Explore the site and take part in a range of family activities during half term.  Visit here for more information.

14
Oct
Flat Season Finale
Monday 14th October 2019
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.