Meditation Classes are back!

FREE classes starting 30th April

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Congratulations to PACC members and tutors

on a fantastic 2024 Art Exhibition!

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Congratulations to Haddington Community Choir!

on another great performance
in St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

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Lamp of Lothian is delighted to partner with
Haddington Athletic Community Football Club!

Sponsors of the club's girls' section

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What's On?

From classes and events, to performances and art exhibitions - find out what's on at The Lamp!

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We Provide Creative Spaces in East Lothian for the Whole Community

What we do

We Support a Range of Cultural, Artistic & Social Activities

What we do

We Offer Accommodation, Collaboration & Financial Assistance

What we do

The Lamp of Lothian Trust is a charity, founded in 1967 by the late Duchess of Hamilton to bring together the whole community by restoring derelict buildings and making them available for community use.

Our Community Spaces

The Lamp of Lothian Trust maintains a group of listed buildings called the Elizabeth Hamilton 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. The spaces comprise of a workshop, gallery, hall, office and indoor gym accommodation.

Granary & Mault House Bridge Centre

Many groups make use of this building, from Haddington Camera Club and the Bridge Centre Music Project and Motorcycle Projects, to youth work, music, dance and yoga.

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Poldrate Mill Arts & Crafts Centre

Located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, the Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults.

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Alistair Grant Hall Bridge Centre

This modern building was created using the original garden wall, and now houses a large soundproofed multipurpose hall, with recording facilities and performance space.

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Classes & Workshops

We work in partnership with residents, community organisations and local authorities to create bespoke community events, projects and facilities for the benefit of the whole community.

Active Life Activities for all ages

Located at the Bridge Centre, we support all forms of active, healthy lifestyles, with classes that provide positivity in people’s lives.

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Learning & Skills Personal development

Everyone should have the same opportunity to learn and achieve their ambitions in life, in their communities and at work.

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Arts & Culture Community creativity

Art and music is part of the Lamp. We bring the finest artists and musicians together from our surrounding towns and villages.

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Providing for the Whole Community for 50+Years

What You're Saying

The wonderful buildings made available to us by the Lamp enable us to provide classes and self-help groups in a wide range of arts and crafts subjects in a way which enables our members to develop at their own pace and provides greatly valued social interaction as well as learning. Without the Lamp's support PACC would struggle to recreate the unique atmosphere of the classes in these historic buildings which provide inspiration for many of our members.
Trustee : Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre