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  1. Salt at the 'Pans

    Prestonpans association with salt panning began when it was a small fishing hamlet called 'Aldhammer.' Salt panning in the Prestonpans area owes much to the Cistercian monks from the Abbey of Newbattle who arrived in the area in 1189, and began to evaporate sea water for salt after being granted the lands in this vicinity by <i>De Quincy</i> of Winton and Tranent. Coal was instrumental in manufacture of salt in the area and was a plentiful commodity at Prestonpans, with both coastal and inland outcrops.
  2. Ancient East Lothian - Standing Stones

    Single standing stones are among the most typical Scottish Bronze Age monuments, probably dating from the second millennium B.C. The purpose of the stones is quite unknown. Some may have had a ritual or commemorative significance, but many may merely have indicated meeting-places or have been boundary stones or route-markers.
  3. Ancient East Lothian - Traprain Law

    Traprain Law (724 feet), perhaps the best-known landmark in East Lothian, is also one of the most important archaeological sites in Scotland. Frequent finds of stone axes and flint implements indicate that the hill was occupied in Neolithic times, about 6000 years ago. There is also abundant evidence of occupation during the Bronze Age, including many bronze weapons and tools as well as pottery and rock carvings. The site may have continued to have been occupied into the early Iron Age.
    Photo:Unknown Unknown ©East Lothian Council
  4. Ancient East Lothian - Doon Hill

    Doon Hill is best known as a rare identified and excavated example of the site of a Dark-Age timber hall. Probably somewhat earlier in the Iron Age there had been a fort on the hill, and also a cremation cemetery.
    Photo:Andrew Ralton 2005 ©East Lothian Council
  5. The 'Creamware' Potter on the East Coast of Scotland, 1750 - 1840

    It is commonly assumed that the pottery industry in Scotland was relatively late compared to the large industry in England with its principal centre in Staffordshire. Recent research on the Scottish pottery industry history has demonstrated the need to look afresh at what the Scottish potters achieved and what they were striving for.
    Photo:Unknown Unknown ©East Lothian Council
    Photo:N/A 1994 ©East Lothian Council
    Photo:N/A 2004 ©East Lothian Council
  6. The River Esk and its Mills

    There have been mills along the Esk for many centuries, from its upper reaches far inland down to its joining with the Forth Estuary. There were many traditional small mills in Musselburgh cheaply converting the flow of the river into a power supply. The Mills of Musselburgh have had a beneficial effect on the local economy and have made an enormous contribution to national and overseas development over some 150 years.
    Photo:Andrew Ralton October 2006 ©East Lothian Council
  7. Fowler's Brewery: Famous Since the '45

    At one time there were 16 breweries in the Prestonpans area. The fertile fields of the Lothians provided a useful source of barley and this allied to the coal mining and good water meant that all the necessary raw materials were to hand. The brewery of John Fowler & Sons was one of the most famous of all lasting for over 200 years. The coastal position of the brewery provided excellent trading opportunities.
    Photo:Andrew Ralton 2005 ©East Lothian Council
    Photo:Andrew Ralton 1995 ©Andrew Ralton
  8. Hollenderhuset och Hillesund.

    Photo:Gunnar Eikli 2004 ©Gunnar Eikli
  9. Lindholmens borgruin

  10. Johanna Muséet

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