Cockenzie and Port Seton Pond and Halls (History)

This website is an attempt to record the History of the Pond and Pond Halls. From when they were built in the 1930’s to when they were closed and demolished in the 1990’s.

Cockenzie and Port Seton Gala 

Cockenzie and Port Seton Children’s Gala is a unique community event normally held in June each year. The Gala involves primary school children who form a ‘court’, parade around the village on floats and even travel between the two harbours on fishing boats. The Gala culminates in the crowning of the Gala Queen.

Cockenzie House and Gardens

Cockenzie House is a stunning 17th Century Manager’s House. Cockenzie House is now returning to the cauldron of creativity and industry it once was when the Cadell family managed the saltpans, harbours and local coalmines.

The Waggonway Project is a community heritage project run by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group – created to interpret, preserve and enhance the route and associated industries & environments of Scotland’s first railway, the 1722 Tranent – Cockenzie Waggonway

Tranent Waggonway

The Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway was  the first railway in Scotland, opened in 1722. It may have been the first railway in the world to serve a seaport.

It was  2 1⁄2 miles long and connected coal pits at Tranent with a harbour and salt pans at Cockenzie in East Lothian, Scotland.