East Lothian Council


Kayaking Bass RockIt may feel like a million miles away, but we’re only minutes from Edinburgh and have easy access to the rest of Scotland.

East Lothian is not only a great place to visit, it’s a great place to live and work.  

More than 100,000 people call East Lothian home and 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, you can see why!

East Lothian offers the complete package

We enjoy the sunniest climate in Scotland, great local produce, excellent schools and spectacular natural beauty; which encourages year round recreational opportunities including cycling, walking, golfing, surfing, sailing and water sports – all just a stone’s throw from Scotland’s capital city.

Food and Drink 

East Lothian is a gastronomic delight! We have everything from scrumptious Scottish cider and fruit liqueurs, award-winning butchers, freshly caught seafood and the juiciest fruit and vegetables, all served in the finest restaurants. 

Whether you’re looking for the freshest, seasonal produce available in your local farmshop, or the best places to eat out for that special occasion… you’ll find it all on East Lothian Food and Drink

Find out what's on and where to stay at Visit East Lothian

For the latest news of what’s on in East Lothian see our quarterly newspaper, Living

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East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.