Community Awareness for walkers

As you will have noticed, new gates and fencing has been fitted on several fields in and around Inveresk. Please respect the landowners wishes to restrict access so that the fields can be brought back into cultivation. We do have the ‘right to roam’ but this comes with responsibilities too – respect the interests of other people, care for the environment and leave no trace. If land is polluted with dog poo, vegetables grown in that field cannot be sold in supermarkets or if poo content in the soil is too high they cannot be grown in the first place.

Kathryn Wyllie

IVS Easter trail poster and Easter colouring sheets

Following the success of the Christmas Lights, the Inveresk Village Society invite you join in our Easter celebrations. Just choose an Easter-related item to display in a window, or on your door, wall or gate, and ensure it’s visible from the road so that families can then walk around the village having fun spotting the various eggs, bunnies, etc.

For those families with small children, we’ve included some sample colouring pages which can be downloaded here to get you in the mood!

Memorial planter

It is the wish of Musselburgh Horticultural Society to locate a planter in the village of Inveresk outside the Lodge Gardens belonging to the Scottish National Trust.

The planter is in memory of Lindsay Morrison, a great local plants-woman & former President of Musselburgh Horticultural Society.
Unfortunately Mrs Morrison passed away last year from an aggressive brain tumour. She was ‘weel-kent’ and much loved in Musselburgh and Inveresk.

We have permission from the Scottish National Trust and now require to submit a planning application. I require a location plan 1:1250 and a Site plan 1:1500 of the area that includes the Lodge Gardens. Can anyone share a copy?

The plan is to renovate the existing bench and have a planter made to sit alongside.

The planter would be maintained by the Musselburgh Horticultural Society.

Please contact Eve Dickinson if you can help with providing the required documents.

Musselburgh Conservation Society seeking new committee members

The Musselburgh Conservation Society which does much good work protecting the built environment of the town is in danger of being wound up if we cannot get new people on the committee and this would be a great shame and a sad loss for the town. We need people to replace those who are standing down through age and/or having spent decades serving on the committee. The majority of committee members, and there are now only six of us, are octogenarians. We need young, or at least younger, blood!

If anyone in the village would be interested in coming onto the committee and indeed taking on one of the posts that will be vacated please get in touch with Barry Turner who can give you information about what is involved.

His email is

Inveresk Village Society – minutes of AGM and membership form

The Inveresk Village Society works for the benefit of all Inveresk residents to strengthen community spirit by organising and participating in various events throughout the year, such as the summer picnic, carol singing, litter picks and open gardens.

We also act as a village champion by responding to planning applications to ensure any proposed development is sympathetic to the character of the village, promoting our conservation area status, and liaise with local councillors and East Lothian Council and police about traffic issues.

Please support our work by joining or renewing your membership of the Society; annual membership costs only £10, and life membership £100. Talk to us and let us have your views and suggestions about what the IVS could be doing for you. Download an Inveresk Village Society membership-application-form-2021.pdf and return this with your payment, either by cheque payable to The Inveresk Village Society or Bank Transfer (details on form) to:

Mrs Linda Cessford
Membership Convenor
Inveresk Village Society
29 Crookston Road
EH21 7TQ

If you would like more information about the Society, please feel free to contact Linda by phone on 0131 665 0486 / 07738 304128 or by email or speak to any members of the committee.

Committee Members

John Manning, Linda Cessford, Julia Jeffree, Isabel Orr, Linda Kirkwood,Barry Turner, Camelia Symes, Kathryn Shanks, Charlie Fletcher and Lianne Falconer.

The Minutes of the January 2021 AGM (minutes-of-jan-2021-agm-draft-for-circulation-1.pdf) are attached. They are longer than usual as they provide a formal record of the presentations, discussion with members and voting for our proposed conversion to a SCIO. We hope that our AGM next year will return to a more sociable meeting at St Michael’s.

If you would like more information about the Society, please feel free to contact Linda by phone on 0131 665 0486 / 07738 304128 or by email or speak to any members of the committee.

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