Poem remembering the Haddington WW1 soldiers, by Stewart Carruthers

This poem was penned by Stewart on the day he attended one of the Thistle Committals – 18th May 2018 We stand, and at attention, wait, Facing the fence with the monument behind The Town flag bowed in salute While the little metal Thistle is placed and aligned.   “They shall not grow old” is said in respect For the many young men from Haddington town While the traffic passes on a busy day A thoughtful moment with heads bowed down.   The Pipes they are played in accompaniment “Flooers o’ the Forest” a cry for the dead, As the notes arise into the afternoon sky Perhaps a tear on the cheek can be shed.   This was a war “to end all wars” But in the process it killed so many men Young at heart and at the start of life They fought and they died in an endless campaign.   “The Haddington soldiers remembered 4 years and 130 dead”   Stewart Carruthers 18th May...
Haddington 700

Haddington 700

Haddington Community Council invites you to join in with the Haddington 700 Celebrations being organised by the East Lothian Council.   Haddington...
Haddington Hogmanay.

Haddington Hogmanay.

Come join us to celebrate the coming of the New year at the Haddington Corn Exchange. Acts include David Currie, The Avenue, Logans Close and headline act the Bag Rockers. Full Bar service, Photo booth and dancing through the bells. £25 per ticket…limited number of tables for up to 10 available (pre-booked tables must be seated by 8.30pm or tables will be given away). Doors open 7.45pm, bags and Id’s will be checked. If tickets are being bought for anyone under 18 (16-18 years of age) they must be purchased by adult (over 18) who is accompanying them. Tickets available from Tickets...
Aladdin the 2017 Haddington Panto

Aladdin the 2017 Haddington Panto

Saturday 9th December 2017 at 6:30pm Tickets on Sale now on the TICKETS PAGE   Tickets are £5 per adult and £3 per child. This year’s Panto is Aladdin brought to you by Haddington Events Group and Chaplins Pantos. Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero Aladdin and boo the evil Abanazar. They will roar with laughter at the antics of WisheeWashee and Widow Twanky and gasp with amazement...

WW1 – With thanks to

Thanks to… The following people and organisations need to be thanked for their support in this Project – Haddington and District Community Council Sean Cockburn Blacksmith – Cousland Haddington Pipe band Alexander Pollock Engravers – Haddington East Lothian Council, particularly Stuart Pryde Police Scotland The Rev John Cairns, temporary minister at St Mary’s Les...

WW1 – Thistle information

The Thistles The Thistles were commissioned from Sean Cockburn Blacksmith, based in the Cousland smiddy. Each Thistle is handmade, so every one has a unique characteristic. On receipt of each Thistle, they are then painted in an oil based gloss black, with the top of each Thistle coloured Purple to reflect the real plant. If you wish to purchase a Thistle for your personal use, Sean is offering copies for sale directly from his Smiddy at Cousland. Note the copies will not have a mounting bracket option. Sean can be contacted through his Facebook page by searching for ‘Sean Cockburn Blacksmith’ or use this link Sean Cockburn Blacksmith.  The photo shows the first Thistle in place – Adam Cranston’s – committed on Monday 13th November...