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.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Many of our attractions, activities, golf courses, accommodation providers and food & drink establishments are open.  We encourage you to plan ahead and know before you go.  Please check direct with businesses for opening times, facilities available and whether you need to pre-book in advance of your visit to ensure your trip is safe and enjoyable as possible.

A number of our businesses have signed up to the 'We're Good to Go' Industry standard to reassure visitors they are ready to welcome you safely.  Please keep an eye out for the symbol whenever you are looking for places to stay and things to do.

East Lothian is blessed with beautiful coast and countryside, filled with miles of walking and cycle paths for you to enjoy.  We encourage you to know before you go to enjoy East Lothian's great outdoors and remember to follow Scottish Government guidelines.  

Our businesses need your support more than ever - Stay Safe - Support Local - Love East Lothian

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.

25-31
Aug-Oct
Brrr! Stories of Dunbar's Outdoor Pool
Tuesday 25th August-Saturday 31st October 2020
1:00pm-5:00pm
Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery, High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1ER

It was the largest in Scotland.  Now it survives only in the memories of those who worked and played there and this exhibition tells some of their stories.  Open Tues-Sat - FREE admission.

25-31
Aug-Oct
Summers in Dunbar
Tuesday 25th August-Saturday 31st October 2020
1:00pm-5:00pm
Dunbar Town House Museum, High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1ER

Celebrating Dunbar as a tourist destination and a place where local and visitors have all enjoyed summers the past.  This exhibition will display a large collection of early tourist brochures showcasing some aspects of summers in the town.  Open Tues-Sat - FREE admission.

27-29
Aug-Oct
Locked-Down in East Lothian Exhibition
Thursday 27th August-Thursday 29th October 2020
11:30am-4:30pm
Prestongrange Museum Visitor Centre, Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, EH32 9RY

A unique exhibition of abstract, fractal art and photography inspired by the beauty of the Levenhall Links and the Ash Lagoons by local artist Donna Slugget created during the first phase of the COVID-19 lockdown.  Open Tues-Sat - FREE admission.

16-31
Sep-Oct
Prestonpans Pottery
Wednesday 16th September-Saturday 31st October 2020
11:30am-4:30pm
Prestongrange Museum Visitor Centre, Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, EH32 9RV

Come a see a lovely display of Prestonpans pottery.  It is a fascinating cross section of some of the best known pieces.  The display includes a small bowl crafted by the Prestonpans thrower and decorator Dorothy Clyde.  Open Tues-Sat - FREE admission.