Aberlady: A Living Place 2021

Read this Village Placemaking Discussion Paper here

Aberlady in Bloom 2021

Our village has been entered into the 2021 Beautiful Scotland competition.  Read the Aberlady in Bloom portfolio here

Historical report on Aberlady

This report by History Tomorrow (University of Stirling) offers an overview of the surviving historical evidence for the port of Aberlady. 2008.

Aberlady Heritage Project – History report from Stirling University

Iron-Age Fort & Putative Souterrain, Kilspindie coastline

Reports of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys of the crop markings at a site of an Iron Age fort at Kilspindie. 2008.

Aberlady Project – Cave – GPR survey results

Aberlady Project – Cave – post-survey Survey

Report of the archaeological excavations at the entrance to a putative souterrain (known locally as the Smugglers’ Cave) lying immediately below the site of the Iron Age fort.


Report of the excavations at the harbour site and a dendrochronological analysis of timbers. 2008.

Butcher’s Field, Glebe Field and Kilspindie Golf Course geophysical surveys

This report covers geophysical surveys of all three sites carried out in April 2008

Market Cross Survey 2013

This conservation report was prepared following concerns regarding the condition of the cross shaft.

Aberlady Market Cross, Aberlady – Survey Report (PDF

Midget Submarines

On the sandbank of Aberlady Bay lie the remains of two midget submarines from the second World War.  The following summary report of her research into the vessels, particularly vessel A, during 2004 and 2005 was kindly made available to the Society by the author, Alison Boutland, who should be credited in citations. The Society was later gifted a film recording of aircraft ‘attacks’ on the vessels in 1946 to test new aircraft munitions.  We are exploring how best to share this film archive.

Midget Submarines – Aberlady Bay – Summary Report – Alison Boutland

Aberlady Angles: Exploring Aberlady’s Anglo-Saxon Past

The report of the 2016 community research excavations will be released as soon as it is published.

Aberlady Angles – 60070_participation_report – March 2017

Aberlady Bay Pollution

Read the report by Frank Neate into the ongoing pollution of the waters and mudflats of Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. May, 2021