Flying the flag

Dates for hoisting flags on main Council buildings 2019

In recognition of East Lothian’s place as the Birthplace of Scotland’s Flag, East Lothian Council will fly the Saltire permanently from John Muir House, Haddington.  The Union Flag will fly from the Town House, Haddington.

Brunton Hall, Musselburgh has 2 flag poles and the Saltire and Union Flag fly side by side. On these occasions the appropriate flag will be flown:

Commonwealth day - 11 March

  • Commonwealth Flag
  • Town House, Haddington

Birthday of her majesty the queen - 21 April

  • Union Flag
  • John Muir House, Haddington / Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Europe day - 9 May

  • European Flag
  • Town House, Haddington

Celebration of her majesty’s birthday - 8 June

  • Union Flag
  • John Muir House, Haddington / Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Armed forces day - 24 to 29 June

  • Armed Forces Day Flag
  • Town House, Haddington / Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Merchant navy day - 3 September

  • Red Ensign
  • Town House, Haddington

Remembrance day - 9 and 10 November

  • Union Flag
  • John Muir House, Haddington / Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

St Andrew’s day - 30 November

  • Saltire
  • Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

By special request, and with the approval of the Provost, other flags may be flown at the appropriate location (usually the Town House, Haddington) to mark a significant occasion, such as: the visit of a foreign delegation or a town twinning event, VIP visit, royal occasion or other key event. 

With approval, as above, other flags may be flown at Brunton Hall, Musselburgh with the Saltire being replaced with the appropriate flag.