East Lothian Council


ResearcherEast Lothian trains, supports and attracts talented individuals with:

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Training
  • Desire to succeed

This, coupled with enviable surroundings and quality of life, placed East Lothian firmly on the map as ‘the place to do business’.


East Lothian enjoys quality provision of education, with the option of both state and private schools. We are committed to ensuring our young people achieve their potential and local schools regularly feature highly in exam attainment tables.

Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of:

  • Healthcare
  • Drama and the Creative Industries
  • Media, Communications and Sociology
  • Business and Enterprise

There are also a number of continuing professional development courses.

The university supports businesses of all sizes, from encouraging start-ups through its on-campus Business Gateway presence, to carrying out research for larger companies. They specialise in food and drink, creative industries and sustainable business.

East Lothian is also within easy reach of Edinburgh’s many top-rated universities and colleges. Find out more on their websites: 

Internships and Training

A strong educational foundation bolstered by vocational training provides upcoming talent to stimulate and refresh the local economy.

We support graduates and school leavers through internships and training programmes to retain their invaluable skills within the county. East Lothian Works employability service is also available to support both jobseekers and employers with recruitment, retention and progression of staff.

Economic Development, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827282

Fax: 01620 827482

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