Tourism development and support

Economic Development has a small tourism team who work across the public and private sectors to develop the tourism industry in East Lothian.  We can provide support or signpost to suitable sources of support for tourism events and initiatives that attract additional visitors to the county.  Please email visit@eastlothian.gov.uk if your business requires any help.

Tourism funding

There are many funding opportunities for individuals, groups or organisations to assist in developing events in Scotland.

EventScotland deliver a series of funding programmes.  Programmes include: International Events, National Events, Beacon Events, Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Events, Scotland's Winter Festivals and Themed Years.

Creative Scotland offers funding to individuals, groups or organisations to support a wide range of activity in the arts, screen and creative industries.

Visit East Lothian website and digital channels

If your business is an accommodation provider, visitor attraction, food & drink establishment, or activity, tour or experience operator in East Lothian, you may qualify for a free listing on our Visit East Lothian website. Scroll to the bottom of the website homepage to the 'Members' section.

  • If your business is already listed, you can claim your listing by clicking on 'Register'.  Once you have registered, you will need to log back in and search for your listing then claim your listing.
  • If your business is not listed, you can submit a listing by clicking on 'Add Business Organisation' and follow the process.

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