Publications by the Society

PUBLICATIONS BY THE SOCIETY Publications in print at November 2016

Simpson, George. Churches and Chapels.


2016, Many illustrations – £6.50

This is the third book in a very successful series comparing the line drawings of MacGibbon and Ross in their publication of over 100 years ago with photographs of the buildings as they currently stand. An ideal gift

ISBN 978-1-870479-

Simpson, George. Houses and Homes.

2015, Many illustrations – £5

This book follows on from the highly successful Towers and Castles.

It compares the line drawings of MacGibbon and Ross in their 19th century publication with photographs of the current buildings.

ISBN 978-1-870479-21-9

Cox, Michael. Dirleton and Gullane. A brief history

2015, 5 photographs and map – £1.50

A short introduction to the history of the two villages in the parish of Dirleton.

This new edition has been rewritten and illustrations renewed.

ISBN 978-1-870479-20-2


George J.F.Simpson. The Story of Drem Airfield NEW EDITION

2015 93pp New illustrations – £8

This new edition of a popular book on the history of Drem Airfield active during two world wars has been enhanced with a revised text and the addition of photographs.

ISBN 978 1 870479 19 6



George J.F. Simpson. Towers and Castles of East Lothian

2014, Many illustrations – £6

A beautifully illustrated comparison of castellated buildings in East Lothian in the late 1880s and the present time using illustrations from the classic MacGibbon and Ross texts and recent photographs.

ISBN 978 1 870479 18 9

Bill Nimmo. A Guide to old St Andrew’s Kirk, Gullane

2012, Well illustrated – £2

A clear and readable guide to the history of this 11th century kirk and containing a description and interpretation of the remaining structure now that the stabilisation of the building has been completed.

ISBN 978 1 870479 17 2



Looking Back

Edited by George J.F.Simpson

2011, 82pp, Many photographs – £8

This is a collectionof previously published and new work which will beof interest to newer and long term historians resident in East Lothian as well as further afield.

ISBN 978 1 870479 16 5


The Stones of Dirleton Kirkyard and their people.

2009, 228pp, 2 plans – £10

This publication brings together the inscriptions on the grave stones in Dirleton kirkyard and documents which provide information about the people buried there, binding these together to give a brief account of their lives.

ISBN 978 1 870479 13 4


The Stones of Gullane Kirkyard and their people.

2011, 179pp, 1 plan – £10

This sequel to the Stones of Dirleton Kirkyard details the inscriptions and provides some of the history of the people whose names are inscribed on the gravestones in Gullane Kirkyard.

ISBN 978 1 870479 14 1



Life and Death in Dirleton Parish: a social history derived from kirkyard memorials.

2009, 140pp, 56 photographs and map – £10

Using the kirkyard memorials in Gullane and Dirleton as a starting point for further research, this publication relates the social history and changes in Dirleton Parish and tells something of the people recorded in the inscriptions.

ISBN 978 1 870479 12 7


Cocker, Philip. Gullane: early buildings and people

2008, 72pp, 127 photographs – £12

A highly illustrated description of pre-1930 buildings and some of the people who inhabited them

ISBN 978 1 970479 11 0



Robinson, Beryl. From Golfers to Firefighters.

2005, 97pp, 24 photographs – £2

The story of Gullane’s Marine Hotel and its later existence as the Scottish Fire Services College.

ISBN 978 1 870479 10 6



Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyards of Dirleton and Gullane.

2003, 124pp, 2 plans – £5

Transcription of the inscriptions on the headstones in the churchyards of Dirleton and Gullane

ISBN 978 1 870479 15 8





Robinson, Beryl. Gullane and St Adrian’s

1997, 84pp, 10 photographs – £6

The history of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the village of Gullane

ISBN 978 1 870479 04 1

Publication available through St Adrian’s Church




Publications are available from the Publications Officer, Gullane and Dirleton History Society, 14 Chesters, Drem. EH39 5BU
(01620 850983) at named prices + postage.