Musselburgh Active Toun

In 2018, East Lothian Council, and our partners AECOM and Sustrans, gathered data and opinions from the local community about what issues they faced when navigating Musselburgh's streets day to day. Using that, we identified routes that people thought were important and the improvements they’d like to see.

The first stage of work on this project was summarised in this report.

We consulted on our ambitions for three of the routes between May and June 2021, and subsequently reviewed and analysed all of the feedback which is summarised in a Consultation Report. We also produced a Consultation Gap Analysis Report which identifies sections of the community that may be under-represented in the responses that were received.

The feedback from the consultation, plus the effects of other schemes that have developed since then have led us to review the Masterplan. The other schemes include the Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme (MFPS) which has expanded in scope and scale, the Brunton Journey Hub, Spaces for People and the Bus Partnership Fund. The revised Masterplan is set out in the Masterplan Addendum Report.

The Musselburgh Active Toun (MAT) team attended Flood Protection Scheme consultations at the Brunton Hall in 2022 where we gathered lots of additional feedback.

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Taking into account the MAT consultation plus feedback from Flood Protection Scheme and Spaces for People consultations we produced final concept designs for Routes 1, 2, 3 and 5 along with key local routes close to the town centre. 

In 2022, we received funding from Places for Everyone to develop all these concepts into detailed designs, and to produce concept designs for Routes 4 and 6.

In June 2023 the MAT team attended Flood Protection Scheme consultations at the Eskmills Venue where we gathered further comments on the sections of Routes 3 and 5 that lie within the Flood Protection Scheme footprint.

After an extensive and detailed procurement process we appointed an external consultant to assist with all of the design work. This started at the beginning of October 2023. Between November and January 2024 we sought views on the final concept designs for Routes 1, 2, and the section of Route 5 outside the Flood Protection Scheme, and on the initial concepts for Routes 4 and 6. We are now working to update our designs taking into account consultation feedback. We will provide an update in spring 2024 on how the consultation has influenced the process. Though the ability to add comments is now closed, you can still browse through the active travel routes and read the comments via the link below.

View and comment on the proposals

You can also share your thoughts by emailing , and we will be holding face to face events in December 2023 with dates and venues to be advised.

This plan shows the revised network of routes.

Plan showing Musselburgh Active Toun routes overview

Plan showing Musselburgh Active Toun routes