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.

25
Jan
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 25th January 2020
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

Takes place on the last Saturday of every month and is worth a visit for its vibrant atmosphere with a range of stallholders selling a variety of local produce presented in a most inspiring and innovative way. 

25
Jan
Burns Supper Drive Thru
Saturday 25th January 2020
3:30pm-6:30pm
Newhailes House & Gardens, Musselburgh

Enjoy a Burns Supper with a twist, order your meal and then enjoy in the comfort of your own car.  Visit here for more information.

1-2
Feb
Bet 365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials
Saturday 1st February-Sunday 2nd February 2020
12:55pm-4:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Featuring The Edinburgh National with over £250,000 prize money across the weekend.  Visit here for more information.

8-10
Feb
Reach for the Skies
Saturday 8th February-Monday 10th February 2020
12:00pm-6:00pm
National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Discover what it's like to work in the sky in the February Half Term.  Visit here for more information.

26
Feb
Jumps Meeting
Wednesday 26th February 2020
2:10pm-5:10pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy a more relaxed day where the focus is on exciting jumps racing.  Visit here for more information.

20
Mar
Racing Post 'Go North' Weekend
Friday 20th March 2020
2:10pm-5:15pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy the very first 'Go North' Racing weekend with great quality racing on offer.  Visit here for more information.

31
Mar
Start of the Flats Season
Tuesday 31st March 2020
2:20pm-5:20pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

The start of the flat season, come and see some of the new favourite jockeys and horses for the 2020 season.  Visit here for more information.

7
Apr
Puppet Animation Festival: Anonymouse
Tuesday 7th April 2020
11:00am-11:40am
North Berwick Community Centre

A story about a writer who comes to the woods for inspiration and finds the greatest things in the tiniest of spaces.  Visit here for more information.

9
Apr
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince
Thursday 9th April 2020
2:00pm-2:50pm
John Gray Centre, Lodge Street, Haddington

A beautifully crafted comedy puppet show about friendship, home and the environment with the chance for the audience to save the day.  Visit here for more information.

11
Apr
Betway Easter Saturday
Saturday 11th April 2020
1:50pm-5:20pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

Enjoy an Easter spectacular of first-class racing including the prestigious £100,000 Queen's Cup highlight and the renowned Scottish Sprint Cup.  Visit here for more information.

11
Apr
Puppet Animation Festival: The Selfish Giant
Saturday 11th April 2020
2:00pm-2:50pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and audience interaction are used to explore an unusual friendship.  Visit here for more information.

15
Apr
Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man
Wednesday 15th April 2020
2:30pm-2:45pm
Fraser Centre, Tranent

Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits, trees, houses & stars in the sky and into this beautiful world comes a Gingerbread Man, creating havoc wherever he goes.  Visit here for more information.