What We Do

Enabling creative endeavour

We provide facilities that enable the community to thrive

Our Vision

Like all charities, the Lamp is constantly striving to raise money and is dependent upon grants and the generosity of benefactors. We aim to change lives by providing opportunities for the whole community to get together, learn new skills, develop talents and improve health and well-being.

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.

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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Our Affiliates

The Lamp of Lothian Trust has had a long tradition of promoting and supporting an annual series of concerts, including the birth of the Lammermuir Festival. We also support Haddington Garden Trust, to preserve gardens for the enjoyment of the public, and to encourage the study of gardening itself.