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

East Lothian is currently in COVID Protection Level 2 - check the current protection level and read full details of what you can and cannot do on the Scottish Government website.

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.

Christmas at Dunbar Garden Centre
Saturday 28th November-Sunday 20th December 2020
Dunbar Garden Centre, Dunbar

Visit Santa's Grotto from 28th November and every weekend throughout December, tickets booked in advance, slots available from 10am-4pm.  Take a magical journey with their VR Sleigh Ride and see the donkeys who will be visiting from 26th November to 22nd December.  Visit here for more information.

Christmas at East Links Family Park
Saturday 12th December-Thursday 24th December 2020

Celebrate Christmas at East Links with Elf Present station featuring a free present for every child, East Links Express Sleigh Train, Christmas Puzzle, Nativity Scene and lots of decorations and carols playing around the park.  Visit here for more information.

Haddington Farmers' Market
Saturday 19th December 2020
Court Street, Haddington

Come along and support local producers and pick up some local and seasonal food and drink.