East Lothian

Spectacular scenery, golden beaches, working harbours, award winning attractions, excellent accommodation and outstanding food and drink including great local seafood!!

East Lothian combines the best of Scotland, only minutes from Edinburgh by bus, car or train. With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country East Lothian is a great place to visit, whatever the weather!

East Lothian Video

Watch the East Lothian Seafood Film

Recipes from East Lothian

History of East Lothian's Fishing Industry

Visit East Lothian and explore!

Visit East Lothian and explore!

With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, award-winning tourist attractions, excellent accommodation, outstanding food & drink, fabulous events and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland.

It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only minutes from Edinburgh by car, train or bus.

From the excitement of Musselburgh Racecourse to the awesome sight of Concorde, in all her glory; the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre to the impressive clifftop fortress of Tantallon Castle, you’ll be spoiled for choice. There really is something for everyone!

Birthplace of John Muir, the father of conservation, the area is home to a rich variety of wildlife and thousands of seabirds arriving each year to nest on its islands and coastline.

Charming towns and villages invite you to browse in galleries, museums and gift shops. The famous Brunton Theatre attracts some of the best theatre, dance and entertainment around and, not to be forgotten, East Lothian is the ancient home of golf. You’ll find some of the great links and parkland courses of the world here, including the world famous Muirfield Links.

Known as the garden of Scotland, you can savour delicious fresh local produce, as well as seafood specialities in East Lothian’s delicatessens, restaurants and cafes. Look out for the farmers’ market in Haddington where you can try some of the best food and drink to be found in East Lothian. And don’t forget to sample Scotland’s national drink at the five star Glenkinchie Distillery.

To find out more go to www.visiteastlothian.org

To find where to eat  www.foodanddrinkeastlothian.com

Community Food Fund

The East of Scotland Seafood project is a partnership initiative led by local authorities, business leaders and coastal communities. It is supported by the Community Food Fund, which is financed by The Scottish Government and has been created to promote local food and drink, in line with Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy.