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.

Staysure Tour Scottish Senior Open

Next up on the golfing calendar is the Staysure Tour Scottish Senior Open from Thursday 16th - Sunday 18th August at Craigielaw Golf Club.

It's going to be a great 3 days of golf featuring major winners, Paul Lawrie, Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam & Michael Campbell.

Admission is free, car parking is charged at £5 per car with all proceeds going to a local charity.

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.

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.

31-15
Aug-Sep
East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight
Saturday 31st August-Sunday 15th September 2019

Lots of different events, from walks and talks to archaeological digs providing an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the heritage of East Lothian.  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.

31-1
Aug-Sep
Roman Encampment Family Weekend
Saturday 31st August-Sunday 1st September 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Haddington

Come and enjoy a complete living history of the life & skills of the Late Roman army, including infantry, cavalry, artillery, archery, gladiators, hunting & everyday life.  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
Honest Toun Family Race Day
Sunday 29th September 2019
2:10pm-5:25pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

In association with Musselburgh Festival, an afternoon of fun, including Massed Pipe bands, interactive displays from the Armed Forces, FREE children's rides, face painting and more much.  Visit here for more information.

5-6
Oct
Funbox: The Space Race
Saturday 5th October-Sunday 6th October 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
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 Race Meeting
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.

26
Oct
Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 26th October 2019
9:00am-1:00pm
Court Street, Haddington

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

6
Nov
Start of the Jumps Race Meeting
Wednesday 6th November 2019
12:45pm-3:30pm
Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh

The first day of the 2019-20 jumps season!  Visit here for more information.