East Lothian

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East Lothian
Lodainn an Ear
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Administrative headquarters Haddington
surface 679 km² (18.)
Population (2012) 100,850 (21.)
ISO 3166-2 GB-ELN
ONS code 00QM
Website www.eastlothian.gov.uk
East Lothian (traditional)
East Lothian

East Lothian [ ˌiːstˈləʊðjən ] ( Gaelic Lodainn an Ear ) is one of 32  Council Areas in Scotland . It borders Edinburgh , Midlothian and Scottish Borders . The administrative center is in Haddington , but the largest city is Musselburgh .

East Lothian is also a traditional county known as Haddingtonshire until 1921 ; as such, it is bordered by Midlothian to the west and Berwickshire to the south.




The painter Arthur Melville was born in 1858 in a village in what was then Haddingtonshire. According to legend, Alexander "Sawney" Bean also comes from the area . The peerage of the county was carried by the Earls of Haddington, compare George Baillie-Hamilton, 12th Earl of Haddington .

Individual evidence

  1. Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)

Web links

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