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East Lothian
Lodainn an Ear
Location
Image:ScotlandEastLothian.png
Geography
Area Ranked 18th
 - Total 679 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Haddington
ISO 3166-2 GB-ELN
ONS code 00QM
Demographics
Population Ranked 21st
 - Total (2005) 91,800
 - Density 135 / km²
Politics
East Lothian Council
http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/
Control TBA (council NOC)
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a lieutenancy Area. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Midlothian. Its administrative capital is Haddington, although its largest town is Musselburgh. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: East Lothian Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Haddington. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... NOC can refer to: National Olympic Committee, a group eligible to enter athletes and teams into an Olympic Games. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Anne Picking (born March 30, 1958) is a Scottish politician and current member of Parliament. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Susan Deacon (born February 2, 1964) is a prominent Scottish politician, and Labour MSP for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh. ... John Home Robertson (born December 5, 1948) is a Scottish politician. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... Haddington is a burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Showing the Brunton Hall, from the west of the town Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre. ...


The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the East Lothian district of the Lothian region. The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of East Lothian, plus the burgh of Musselburgh and the Inveresk area, both formerly within the county of Midlothian. The Local Government Act etc. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... Lothian (Lowden in Scots, Lodainn in Gaelic) forms a traditional region of Scotland, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (1973 c. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Showing the Brunton Hall, from the west of the town Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre. ... Inveresk is to the south of Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Midlothian (Meadhan Lodainn in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. ...

North Berwick Law, one of the landmarks in the county

When abolished, for local government purposes, in 1975, the county of East Lothian bordered the county of Midlothian to the west, and the county of Berwick to the south. The county was called Haddingtonshire until 1921. Although border changes saw several villages on the outskirts of Edinburgh (e.g. Whitecraig) transferred to the city, most residents of the "old Haddingtonshire" do not regard them as part of the same county. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (1189 × 750 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) North Berwick Law, North Berwick, East Lothian I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (1189 × 750 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) North Berwick Law, North Berwick, East Lothian I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... North Berwick Law is a conical hill which rises incongruously from the surrounding landscape (indeed, this is the definition of the Scots word law). It overlooks East Lothian town of North Berwick and stands at 613 ft (187 m) above sea level. ... Midlothian (Meadhan Lodainn in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. ... Berwickshire is a committee area of the Scottish Borders Council and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland, on the border with England. ... Whitecraig is a village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

Contents

Towns and villages

(see also Villages in East Lothian)

County of East Lothian
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 26th
170,971 acres (692 km²)
County town Haddington
Chapman code ELN

Aberlady Church Aberlady is a village in the Scottish council area of East Lothian. ... The Scottish Saltire Athelstaneford is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Auldhame and Scoughall are hamlets in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Ballencrieff is a rural community in East Lothian, Scotland. ... The Doocot, Bolton Bolton is a small village in East Lothian, Scotland, approximately 2 miles south of Haddington and 20 miles east of Edinburgh. ... Cockenzie Power Station, from North Bridge Edinburgh Cockenzie and Port Seton is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north east of Musselburgh. ... Dirleton is a village in East Lothian, Scotland approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh on the A198. ... This article is about Dunbar in Scotland. ... Drem is a small village between Haddington and Gullane It has a Railway station where the Edinburgh to North Berwick line branches off the East Coast Mainline Drem Cottages During WW2 the former West Fenton Aerodrome (Later Gullane Aerodrome) became RAF Drem and the Drem Lighting System was developed to... East Fortune is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, located 2 miles (3 km) north west of East Linton. ... East Linton East Linton is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the River Tyne and A1 road five miles east of Haddington. ... West Saltoun East Saltoun and West Saltoun are villages in East Lothian, Scotland. ... The name Elphinstone can refer to several people: Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) a Scottish statesman and historian, associated with the British government of India. ... The hamlets of Fenton Barns, East Fenton and West Fenton make up a rural community in East Lothian, Scotland, approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh and close to the settlements of North Berwick, Drem, Dirleton and Gullane. ... I am a teacher in a Navaho reservation. ... Gifford may refer to: Gifford, South Carolina Gifford, Illinois Gifford, Florida Gifford Lectures Edric Frederick, The Lord Gifford This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Gullane is a small village on the East coast of Scotland, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Haddington. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Kingston Kingston is a small hamlet near North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Longniddry is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Luffness New golf course & clubhouse Luffness is a hamlet in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Macmerry is a large village located on the old A1 (now renumbered to the A199) just east of Tranent. ... Showing the Brunton Hall, from the west of the town Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre. ... This article is about the town in Scotland. ... The Parish of Ormiston is bounded by Humbie to the South, Pencaitland on the East, Tranent on the North and Cranston on the West. ... Pencaitland (Cymric pen-caeth-llan, `head of the narrow enclosure) is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, about 16 miles south-east of Edinburgh, and 6 miles south-west of Haddington. ... Cockenzie Power Station, from North Bridge Edinburgh Cockenzie and Port Seton is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north east of Musselburgh. ... Prestonpans is a small town found to the East of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the unitary council area of East Lothian . ... Stenton is a parish and village in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Auldhame and Scoughall are hamlets in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Tranent is a small town in East Lothian in South East Scotland. ... Wallyford is a town in East Lothian, Scotland. ... West Barns is a small village in East Lothian, Scotland. ... West Saltoun East Saltoun and West Saltoun are villages in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Whitecraig is a village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Whitekirk is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of traditional counties of Scotland ordered by area. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and their surrounding islands, but covering historical divisions. ...

Places of interest

Looking over the Forth Footbridge towards Bird Reserve Aberlady Bay is a bay in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Bass Rock from North Berwick. ... Dirleton Castle Dirleton Castle ( ) is a medieval fortress in the village of Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland. ... The hamlets of Fenton Barns, East Fenton and West Fenton make up a rural community in East Lothian, Scotland, approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh and close to the settlements of North Berwick, Drem, Dirleton and Gullane. ... Hailes Castle is a mainly 14th century castle about a mile and a half south west of East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland. ... Situated on Byres Hill near Haddington, the Hopetoun Monument was built in 1824 in memory of Sir John Hope, the 4th Earl of Hopetoun (1765-1823). ... Lennoxlove House. ... A historic house can be a stately home, the birthplace of a famous person, or a house with an interesting history. ... Longniddry Bents is a beach just north of Longniddry in East Lothian, Scotland. ... The Museum of Flight is an aerospace museum at East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune, East Lothian, Scotland. ... East Fortune is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, located 2 miles (3 km) north west of East Linton. ... The Harbour, North Berwick The Harbour at North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland was originally a ferry port for pilgrims travelling to St. ... North Berwick Law is a conical hill which rises incongruously from the surrounding landscape (indeed, this is the definition of the Scots word law). It overlooks East Lothian town of North Berwick and stands at 613 ft (187 m) above sea level. ... A view from Seacliff Harbour to Tantallon Castle Seacliff comprises a beach, an estate and a harbour. ... The Scottish Seabird Centre is a popular visitor attraction in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. ... This article is about the town in Scotland. ... Tantallon Castle is located 3 miles east of North Berwick in Scotland. ... Image:Torness. ... Traprain law from the Garleton Hills Traprain Law is a hill about 221m (724 feet) in elevation, located 6km (4 miles) east of Haddington in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Location Yellowcraigs, looking west An area of forest, beach and grassland in south-east Scotland, officially designated as a nature reserve and an SSI (site of Scientific Interest). ...

Notable people from East Lothian

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Local media

East Lothian is served by two local paid-for weekly newspapers, the East Lothian Courier and the East Lothian News. Both are officially published on Friday. However, the Courier is generally available by Thursday afternoon and consequently refers to events of the following day in the past tense. To avoid further confusion it has the interesting habit of clarifying which day it means: the event took place today (Friday) or there will be a gala tomorrow (Saturday).


The Courier, the best-selling of the two, began life as the Haddingtonshire Courier in 1859, presumably updating its title when the county changed its name in 1921. The family firm of D.J. Croal, based in Haddington, owned and operated the paper and two other titles in southern Scotland. Border Weeklies remained independent for much of its history, but was bought by the Dunfermline Press Group in 2004. This resulted in a change of printers and format, moving from the 'midi' size to a tabloid. The long-held boast of being "the only newspaper printed and published in East Lothian", which featured on the masthead, also had to be dropped when printing moved from Haddington to Cumbria (although editorial staff remain in Haddington). This necessitated an earlier deadline for readers' letters, although the newspaper was enhanced with the addition of colour photographs and text for the first time (the photographs remain at a similar level of quality under the new regime). Regular features of the Courier include court reports, pages from the major towns (Haddington, North Berwick, Tranent, Dunbar and Musselburgh), a round-up of village activities, and coverage of local amateur sport. 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspapers with the Berliner format. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), created in 1974, is a county in the North West region of England. ... Haddington is a burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. ... This article is about the town in Scotland. ... Tranent is a small town in East Lothian in South East Scotland. ... This article is about Dunbar in Scotland. ... Showing the Brunton Hall, from the west of the town Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre. ...


The East Lothian News was first published in 1972, as part of Scottish County Press group, with editorial offices in Dalkeith and printing at Bonnyrigg (both in Midlothian). SCP was acquired by Regional Independent Media in 2000, which was in turn bought by Johnston Press in 2002. The News is also in tabloid format, and has used colour photos for many years. The content is often very similar to the Courier, often including identical readers' letters, and covering the same local events. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Dalkeith (Scottish Gaelic: Dail Cheith) (pop. ... Bonnyrigg is a town in Midlothian, Scotland, eight miles (13 kilometres) southeast of Edinburgh city centre. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnston Press an Edinburgh newspaper group including The Scotsman publications and many local newspapers around the UK. External links Official homepage Categories: | | | | | ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Courier is by far the more popular of the 2 newspapers in the old "Haddingtonshire" area, while the East Lothian News is more widely read in the western part of the county.


East Lothian Life is an independent quarterly glossy magazine produced by a PR company based in Dunbar and sold by subscription and in newsagents. The content includes lifestyle features related to the county including articles on local businesses and attractions, profiles of prominent people, activities such as sport and walking in the area, and areas of historical interest. Public relations (PR): Building sustainable relations with all publics in order to create a postive brand image. ... This article is about Dunbar in Scotland. ...


East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council is based at John Muir House, Haddington


Council political compositions

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External links

  • East Lothian Courier
  • East Lothian Life
  • East Lothian News


Coordinates: 55°55′N, 2°45′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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