• 5 REASONS TO SHOP LOCALLY

    World-renowned economist Michael Schuman cites supporting local business as a key factor in ensuring a vibrant and thriving town. Schuman, a leading expert in community economic development, states that this allows “control from distant corporate boardrooms to move back into the community where it belongs”.

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  • Defibrillator Locations

    The full list of 24 hour & daytime Defibrillator Locations In Haddington Click here for full list

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  • East Lothian Community Hospital Cycle Path

    East Lothian Council plans to develop a cycle path in the grounds of the new East Lothian Community Hospital. As they do this, they would like to get the views of people who walk, cycle or scoot in Haddington and the surrounding area. The path would provide a link between the Haddington to Longniddry cycle […]

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  • Haddington and District Community Council Take on Website

    We are pleased to announce that HDCC has taken over the Haddington website and will be working over the coming months with community groups and managers to update and reimagine the website.   In the mean time keep an eye and ear out for the exciting changes ahead.

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  • Harnessing The Positives, Realising Our Potential

    Long-time town centre sports shop owner Joe Forte reflects on Haddington town centre’s challenges The Forte name has been on Haddington High Street since 1963, when Joe Forte’s Italian father opened a café. Four months after that closed in 1985, Joe opened his sports shop. Here he reflects on his journey and the challenges ahead […]

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  • Lammermuir Tours

    Lammermuir Tours is a guided hillwalking service Located just a short drive from Haddington, Ideal for local people or visitors wanting to experience a breathtaking sense of space, in beautiful surroundings, and probably the best place to see and understand why East Lothian is such a marvellous place, with so much to offer.

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  • Making Haddington less “hidden”

    A good team is a group of people who have a common goal and a way of working together that they all understand. Members of a good  team hold themselves accountable for delivering what they promise. In the best teams I have worked in you can see and feel that happening: people openly supporting each […]

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  • Testing and Vaccination in Haddington

    The East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington continues to be open for drop-in vaccinations every day, including weekends, from 8.30am-4.30pm. Anyone over 18, who has not yet had their first dose can attend a drop-in clinic without an appointment. Those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received […]

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  • Thank you for the music … Haddstock

    by Beki Dover Haddstock was a one-day music festival that took place on Saturday 24th June 2017. Around 1500 people filled Haddington’s cafés, bars and halls to listen to live music performed by local bands and musicians. The public donated generously by putting money into the musician’s red top hats. It occurred to me at […]

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  • The importance of Area Partnerships for communities like Haddington

    We are delighted to share an article from guest writer and recently re-elected Chair of the Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership (HALAP), Craig McLachlan, who explains why Area Partnerships are key to ensuring that communities like Haddington continue to thrive, by allowing people to get involved with decision-making at a local level. Read on to […]

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  • Walks – Haddington Garden Trail

    The one and a half mile trail visits St Mary’s Pleasance, the Oriental Garden by the West Mill, recently restored by Blooming Haddington volunteers, and Nielson Park. A longer trail of 3 miles takes in the golf course and Amisfield Walled Garden, returning via the river walkway. Both trails start and end in the town […]

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  • Walks Around Haddington

    Haddington is a wonderful place for walks – around the town, along the riverside, and into the neighbouring countryside. As a great starting point, there’s an excellent leaflet which has been updated for 2018 titled ‘Paths Around Haddington’ – suitable for walking, running and cycling. Click the link below to download the ‘pdf’ format of the leaflet. […]

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  • Whistle-Stop Tour of Haddington

    Like Ross Geller from Friends, I’m carrying a little “holiday weight”. However, that holiday seems to have been going on for about 9 months! So in a bid to shift some of it, I’ve been getting back out on the bike recently. The poor frame creaks in despair every time I sit on it but at […]

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