Whitekirk which is 5miles (8km) from North Berwick on the road to Dunbar has been a place of pilgrimage since the 1300s. At that time the 12th century church was covered in limewash giving the village its name. In 1413 some 15,653 pilgrims travelled to Whitekirk which had a well said to contain healing waters. Unfortunately, the well no longer exists!
In 1914 a group of Suffragettes set fire to the church at Whitekirk to draw attention to their campaign for votes for women. The substantial stone walls survived but the inside was destroyed. Thankfully the church underwent a period of restoration.