Former Herdmanflat Hospital - Community Update

Between November 2021 and June 2022, a programme of work will be carried out at the former Herdmanflat Hospital site in Haddington. 


The work will include increased security measures, ground maintenance and demolition of non-listed buildings which is being carried out to ensure the site is safe. The works do not represent the start of new build construction or site redevelopment.


East Lothian Council purchased the former Herdmanflat Hospital from NHS Lothian in March 2020. It is the council’s intention to retain the listed buildings and develop the site mainly for older people’s housing, a requirement which has been identified as a priority need across East Lothian. For more detail, download our information leaflet.