Tag: lothians

  • Pencaitland

    If you head over to East Lothian in Scotland you will find a small village situated there called Pencaitland. The village is divided into two parts, the Wester Pencaitland and the Easter Pencaitland, by the River Tyne. A single stone bridge dating all the way back to the 16th Century joins the two halves of Pencaitland, providing the locals and visitors easy access to either side of the river.

  • Leith

    Over time Leith has undergone various transformations. This town has changed from municipal burgh to independent harbor town, to harbor and port of the ever-expanding city of Edinburgh. The character of the town has also altered since in its early history it was no doubt home to rich and wealthy merchants and well-to-do sailors as well as the more rough-necked crew members. By 1993 when ...

  • Blackburn

    The name ‘Blachebrine’ was first recorded in 1152. It was at this early point in history that this little town started to make an important contribution to the Industrialization of central Scotland. The name ‘Blachebrine’ is Old English and it has since been modernized to ‘Blackburn’. When one looks at the etymology of the name, you’ll see that the word ‘Blcec’ means ‘black burn’ or ‘burnt ...

  • Innerwick

    The small village of Innerwick is not generally seen as having any special attraction. It is situated roughly 4 miles south east of Dunbar and overlooks the North Sea. The village and surrounding area have been designated as a conservation area and this is really the reason why the village is so small. However, being a conservation area also has its advantages and while people may not flock ...

  • Gifford

    Gifford really started as a small little settlement which sprang up around Yester Castle and which was called the village of Yester. This settlement was later moved a bit further away to its present location roughly a mile south east of Yester Castle. The new settlement was named ‘Gifford’ after the family who lived in the castle and had the village moved. One of the most outstanding aspects ...

  • Dalmahoy

    There are two golf courses at Dalmahoy, the East course and the West course. Between them they have elements of everything good about the golf courses of Scotland. The courses were designed and built by the legendary James Braid in 1927 and are a part of a thousand acre estate that surrounds the Dalmahoy Manor. The Manor was built in the 1720s and converted in the 1990s into the Marriott ...

  • Dunbar

    Just thirty miles away from Edinburgh, in the County of East Lothian, universally acknowledged as the Cradle of Golf, lies a hidden, lesser known gem of Scotland. Dunbar East Links on the eastern edge of Dunbar offers golf all year round and is a classic links golf course, hugging the coast. It offers spectacular views of the Firth of Forth and May Island with the shadowy outline of Fife in ...

  • Kilspindie Golf Club

    Kilspindie Golf Club in the village of Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland is a hidden jewel of a links course that hosts a unique international competition. This is the ‘Alternative Ryder Cup’ which is played between two teams of twelve golfers from the United States and Europe. They play the tournament every alternate year using pre-1930's hickory shafts. Kilspindie is an old fashioned ...

  • Muirfield

    Muirfield is a very exclusive seaside links course, twenty miles from Edinburgh. It is the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the world's oldest golf club, though the game of golf is several centuries older. Characterized by long narrow fairways and fast undulating greens, Muirfield offers no surprises like hidden bunkers, blind shots or subtle undulations. Yet it is a ...

  • Gullane

    Eighteen miles from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is golfing heaven. The picturesque town of Gullane is home to five outstanding links courses including the well known Muirfield Golf Club. Three superb links are known, rather unimaginatively, as Gullane 1, 2 and 3, but nothing is pedestrian about the game you play on any of them. Part of the East Lothian Club formed by a group of ...