What we do

"Enabling creative endeavour for the whole community in East Lothian"

The Lamp of Lothian Trust restored and still maintains a group of listed buildings at the south end of Haddington which it makes available to the community at little or no cost for the widest variety of cultural, artistic and social uses. Over 1,000 people of all ages use the Lamp's buildings at Poldrate every week, principally through classes and workshops run by The Bridge Centre and Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre.

The current list of groups using the Lamps facilities in the Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings are as follows:

Bridge Centre:

Film Friday (Juniors & Seniors)
Healthy Respect Drop in
Outreach Youth Work

Motorcycle Project:

Off Road Sessions
Workshop Sessions

Music Project:

Band Practice
Drum Tuition
Guitar Lessons

Andrea Mannion Dance School
Bridge Theatre Company
Chi Gung
Child Minders Support Group (Mothers & Others)
East Lothian Cardiopulmonary Rehab Group (ROLP)
East Edinburgh Kung u (Lau-Gar Style)
East Lothian Yoga School
Flute Lessons
Friday Friends (Jericho Cafe)
Gymsters
Haddington Games Club
Hullabaloo
Iyengar Yoga
Ladies Keep Fit
New Beginnings Support Group (Mental Health Wellbeing)
Poldrate Quilters
St Mary's Playgroup
Sunday Christian Group
Tiny Talk (Baby Signing)
Tumble Tots
Yoga & Relaxation
U3A Apple Mac Group
U3A Archaeology & History
U3A Biology
U3A Ceilidh Dancing
U3A Folk Music
U3A Gardening
U3A Geology
U3A Italian
U3A Mindfulness
U3A Philosophy
U3A Opera Appreciation
U3A Psychology
U3A Recorder Group
U3A Science
U3A Tai Chi

Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre:

The following Classes are available this year:

Pottery
Kiln Glass
Glass Lamp work
Clay Portraiture
Upholstery
Spinning
Weaving
Basketry
Woodcarving
Stained Glass
Textiles
Embroidery
Life Drawing
Sew Forth Stitching
Acrylic Painting
Watercolour Class
Oil Painting Class

Haddington Camera Club

The other main area of activity for the Lamp is The Lammermuir Festival which now runs annually in mid-September and uses a wide variety of venues throughout East Lothian: Beautiful Music | Beautiful Places.

Bridge Centre

Bridge Centre

Over thirty groups make use of our buildings under the auspices of the Bridge Centre, ranging from 'Mums and Tums', ballet, youth drop in, yoga and keep fit, to Warhammer , U3A, and quilting. For full details of the Bridge Centre programme, contact 01620 823 137.

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Haddington Camera Club

Haddington Camera Club

The aim of Haddington Camera Club is to provide a friendly and supportive forum for everybody interested in photography, whether they are beginners, experienced photographers, or somewhere in between.

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Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre

Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre

Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre (PACC), located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults (16+ year olds).

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