” . . an irregular triangle of streets which still follow the original 12th Century plan of the Royal Burgh.
The centre of this triangle remained open until it was built on in the 16th Century”

East Lothian Official Guide 1971

Welcome to the pages of Haddington’s History Society. We are a registered Scottish Charity (Number SCO21070).

Our main purposes and activities, as recorded in our constitution, are to:

  • Foster interest in the history and archaeology of Haddington and its environs through annual programmes of meetings visits and outings
  • Foster research into local history and to publish findings from time to time
  • Encourage awareness of the historic fabric of Haddington and of the need to conserve and protect it
  • Develop an appreciation of wider national or international historical topics in so far as they have impacted on Haddington and its environs.

If you are interested in joining the Society then please follow this link. 

Who are we ?

Haddington’s History Society
Trustees (Committee) 2020-21

Contact vivian@alderstonfarming.co.uk

Vivian Hastie 

Eric Glendinning
(Minutes Secretary)


John Revuelta (Treasurer)






Malcolm Morriss
(Former Treasurer)

David Haire
(Former Convenor)

Bill Rarity
(Press Sec; AV and IT)


Peter Ramage (Former Convenor)





                                                                                      Emma O’Riordan