Welcome to the Fourth Statistical Account online

To mark the 50th anniversary of East Lothian’s Third Statistical Account, the 200th anniversary of the first Account and the new millennium, the East Lothian Fourth Statistical Account Society has published the Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian.

County volumes

The County Volume was published in July 2003. It consists of more than 35 contributions from experts, academics and practitioners in ...
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Parish Volumes

The Parish Volumes were published during 2004 – 2007. Volunteers have worked in each of the 26 parishes under a local co-ordinator ...
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Growing up

An additional volume Growing up in East Lothian 1945-2000 records the childhood memories of local inhabitants from all walks of life. The ...
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The digital version

The project has generated far more material than can be included in the published volumes. This digital version contains unedited versions of ...
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The society was a consortium of eleven local history societies in East Lothian, led by the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society.

The project received a grant in 1999 of £30,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

All the archive material is deposited with East Lothian Council’s Local History Centre in Haddington.

All the project’s publications were published in partnership with East Lothian Council Library Service and are on sale through local bookshops and libraries.

The original website was created by Peter Gray. The new site is hosted by Our Locality, an East Lothian hyperlocal local network of websites.

Foreword by Prof. Rosalind Mitchison.