News & Events
In this section of the website we plan to bring you news and events related to the work of Aberlady Heritage.
We are delighted to announce the publication of our website. We hope you will enjoy your visit and return often. However, if you have any suggestions, questions or feedback, we would be delighted to hear from you via our Contact page.
Our reconstruction of the 8th century Northumbrian cross was unveiled to the public in December. Visitors are urged to sign our Visitors Books in Ducks or in the Townhouse within the village. This is our only way of recording visitor numbers, although feedback through the contact page on this website is also useful. We hope you will enjoy it..to date, it has been variously described as stunning, awesome, compelling and pleasing! Aesthetically pleasing (and hopefully fully functional!) stone benches have been installed for those who wish to use the garden area for contemplation, meditation or simply to rest and enjoy its peace.
St Aidan's Way
The Dark Age overland route from Aberlady to Holy Island formed part of a more extensive pilgrimage route between the two monastic powerhouses of the early Celtic church, Iona and Lindisfarne. It is very likely that St Aidan, the founder of the monastery at Lindisfarne took this route, giving rise to the intrusion of Gaelic origin place names with clear links to Iona along is length. A fully descriptive tourist brochure has now been published and can be downloaded from this site. The route joins with St Cuthbert's Way and St Oswald's Way at its southern end while linking to the Southern Upland Way at Abbey St Bathans and to the John Muir Way at Aberlady.
Aberlady Heritage Visitor Centre!
We are the early stage of concept development ...but watch this space!
Talks & Tours
What people said:
"Enjoyable talk and walk around Aberlady. Tour was just the right length, and of interest. Ian was very knowledgeable about the history and archaeology of the area."
"Other things were pointed out en route, e.g. submarines, the wooden slats and sunken posts in the area of the harbour which formed the edge of the old harbour, remains of fishing boats left for picturesque effect, the connection between the setting of the local church and the one at Lindisfarne, even some basking seals."
"The man who led this is obviously an enthusiast and his talk was extremely well prepared. We then went on a walk to see at first hand what he had talked about.
"Even the weather was wonderful."