Know Before You Go

Our top tip for visiting East Lothian  is to 'know before you go'.  With many attractions, accommodation and businesses operating differently, it's important to plan ahead to ensure your trip is safe and hassle free.

From Monday 2nd November, East Lothian will enter Tier 3 of Scotland's new five-tier Coronavirus restrictions system - check the current protection level and read the full details of what you can and cannot do on the Scottish Government website.

The restrictions also state "no non-essential travel into our out of the level 3 area - exceptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping (if it can't be done locally), health, outdoor exercise, weddings & funerals and transit through restricted areas.

We advise all visitors to check direct with businesses for opening times, advance booking and any special arrangements in place.  You should also check what facilities including car parking, toilets etc are available before you travel.

VisitScotland has created a visitor charter on how to enjoy Scotland responsibly over the coming months.  This guidance informs visitors of how they can work together with businesses and communities to help the tourism industry get back on its feet, in a safe way.  You can view and download the charter here.

To keep you safe, please visit here where you can find all you need to know about visiting Scotland and East Lothian safely - and remember Scottish Government physical distancing guidelines.