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East Lothian
Aest Lowden
Lodainn an Ear
Location
East Lothian in Scotland.svg
Geography
Area Ranked
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Admin HQ Haddington
ISO 3166-2 GB-ELN
ONS code S12000010
Demographics
Population Ranked
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Politics
East Lothian Council
Control  
MPs * George Kerevan
MSPs * Colin Beattie
Scotland

East Lothian (Scots: Aest Lowden, Scottish Gaelic: Lodainn an Ear), is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. For a time, it was also known as Haddingtonshire.

It borders the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Its administrative centre is Haddington, although its largest town is Musselburgh. East Lothian is also the name of a registration county, which has different boundaries to the council area.

The council area was created in 1996, replacing the East Lothian district of the Lothian region. The district had been created in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, consisting of the old county of East Lothian plus the burgh of Musselburgh and the parish of Inveresk (which included Wallyford and Whitecraig) which until then had been in the county of Midlothian.

When abolished, for local government purposes, in 1975, the county of East Lothian bordered the county of Midlothian to the west, and Berwickshire to the south.

Places of interest

  • Aberlady Bay
  • Bass Rock
  • Dirleton Castle
  • Dunglass Collegiate Church
  • Fa'side Castle
  • Fenton Barns Retail & Leisure Village
  • Hailes Castle
  • Hopetoun Monument
  • Lennoxlove historic house
  • Longniddry Bents
  • Muirfield Golf Links
  • Museum of Flight, East Fortune
  • North Berwick Harbour
  • North Berwick Law
  • Preston Mill
  • Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum
  • Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
  • Seacliff Beach
  • Seton Collegiate Church
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Chesters Hill Fort
  • Torness Nuclear Power Station
  • Traprain Law
  • Yellowcraigs, a beach and conservation area

Towns and villages

  • Aberlady
  • Athelstaneford
  • Auldhame
  • Ballencrieff
  • Bolton
  • Cockenzie
  • Dirleton
  • Drem
  • Dunbar
  • East Fortune
  • East Linton
  • East Saltoun
  • Elphinstone
  • Fenton Barns
  • Garvald
  • Gifford
  • Gladsmuir
  • Glenkinchie
  • Gullane
  • Haddington
  • Humbie
  • Innerwick
  • Kingston
  • Longniddry
  • Luffness
  • Macmerry
  • Musselburgh
  • North Berwick
  • Ormiston
  • Pencaitland
  • Port Seton
  • Prestonpans
  • Samuelston
  • Scoughall
  • Spott
  • Stenton
  • Tranent
  • Wallyford
  • West Barns
  • West Saltoun
  • Whitecraig
  • Whitekirk and Tyninghame
  • Whittingehame
  • Wellington

Civil Parishes

EAST LOTHIAN (Haddingtonshire)
East Lothian or Haddingtonshire Civil Parish map.
  • 1.Aberlady
  • 2.Athelstaneford
  • 3.Bolton
  • 4.Dirleton
  • 5.Dunbar
  • 6.Garvald
  • 7. Gullane
  • 8.Gladsmuir
  • 9.Haddington
  • 10.Humbie
  • 11.Innerwick
  • 12. Morham
  • 13.North Berwick
  • 14. Oldhamstocks
  • 15Ormiston
  • 16.Pencaitland
  • 17. Presterkirk
  • 18.Prestonpans
  • 19. Salton
  • 20. Soutra (and Fala)
  • 21.Spott
  • 22.Stenton
  • 23.Tranent
  • 24.Whittingehame
  • 25.Whitekirk

East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council is based at John Muir House, Haddington

Council political compositions

On the 18th September 2014, East Lothian like most council areas, said "No" in the Scottish Independence Referendum at 61.7% with a 87.9% turnout rate.


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