Approaching Aberlady from the east

Approaching Aberlady from the east

The loupin’ on stane still stands outside the church

The loupin’ on stane still stands outside the church

About Us

Aberlady Conservation and History Society was established in 2001. The Society aims to research, conserve and promote the village’s historic and natural environment. We do this by organising local archaeology and conservation projects, and by a monthly programme of talks, open to all interested (see current programme below). For more information on the Society, please contact us using the email contact form.

The Village of Aberlady

Aberlady, situated 20 miles east of Edinburgh on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, has a population of around 1,200.

The village has a very long history dating back to before the Dark Ages, and the Anglian Cross which stood here 1300 years ago was a symbol of peace and reconciliation during a period before the kingdoms of Scotland and England had been formed. More recently, Aberlady was a medieval port and market town and during Edwardian times was a popular tourist centre, aided by the village’s own railway station.

For more information on the village, please visit the Aberlady Community Association Website.

Join Us

Membership of the Society is open to anyone, particularly of course to Aberlady residents. But we have members from across East Lothian and would welcome interest from further afield.

For more information on how to join the Society, please contact us using the email contact form

2015-16 Talks Programme

Talks take place on the first Tuesday of the month from September to the following June (but excluding January), at 7.30pm in Aberlady Kirk Stables. To encourage attendance and conversation, refreshments are provided after the talk.

Tuesday 1 September       David Berry                                       "The Battle of May Island". The talk will be preceded at 6.45pm by the AGM.

Tuesday 6 October            George Hope                                    "Luffness"

Tuesday 3 November        Tom Ballantyne                                 "Climate Change"

Tuesday 1 December        Allan Stevenson                                "Luffness Mains Farm"

Tuesday 2 February          Colwyn Trevarthen                            "Child Psychology"

Tuesday 1 March              FIDRA                                                "The Great Nurdle"

Tuesday 5 April                 John Harrison, Reserve Warden       "Spring in the Bay and wider East Lothian"

Tuesday 3 May                 Peter Furley                                       "The Amazon: Fragments of History and Conservation"

Tuesday 7 June                (TBC)                                                 (TBC)

For more information on Society Talks, please contact us by email.