YouTube videos: The Industries of Haddington

We are very pleased to make available two short videos about the lost industries of Haddington – click to view…Continue readingYouTube videos: The Industries of Haddington

Archaeology: Did we find Haddington’s Franciscan Friary?

We have documentary evidence that there was once a friary somewhere in the vicinity of the Holy Trinity Church, Haddington…Continue readingArchaeology: Did we find Haddington’s Franciscan Friary?

Geophysics Survey at Papple Steading, near Garvald

Volunteers from the Society joined forces with the Edinburgh Archaeology Field Society to undertake a geophysical survey around the remains…Continue readingGeophysics Survey at Papple Steading, near Garvald

Gateside Industrial Estate, Haddington

Gateside Hi-tech Industries: Haddington’s History Society, led by Eric Glendinning and working in conjunction with the European Ethnographic Centre at…Continue readingGateside Industrial Estate, Haddington

Lieutenants and Loyalty: How did Mary, Queen of Scots rule Scotland from an English prison?

Presented by Dr Amy Blakeway. Amy is a Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. She…Continue readingLieutenants and Loyalty: How did Mary, Queen of Scots rule Scotland from an English prison?

A Mine of Information: Coal Mining in East Lothian

by Victoria Brown  (Education Manager, National Mining Museum, Newtongrange) – 16 March 2023 Victoria began by outlining the huge scale…Continue readingA Mine of Information: Coal Mining in East Lothian

Education Pack

Haddington’s History Society has developed an Education Pack for use in primary schools on the Life in a Scottish Medieval…Continue readingEducation Pack

The Remarkable Women of East Lothian: A History in Pictures

By Dr Hanita Ritchie, Local History Officer East Lothian Council Library Service Throughout history, women from all corners of the…Continue readingThe Remarkable Women of East Lothian: A History in Pictures

A Seal of Cause: The History and the People of the Royal College of Surgeons

20 January 2023 Steven Kerr, Librarian of RCSEd, gave us an enthusiastic and lively discourse on the history of the…Continue readingA Seal of Cause: The History and the People of the Royal College of Surgeons

A Queen’s Jewel Box: The 1566 Inventory of Mary Queen of Scots

Dr Alison Rosie of the National Records of Scotland spoke on this topic. She dealt comprehensively with the inventories and…Continue readingA Queen’s Jewel Box: The 1566 Inventory of Mary Queen of Scots