The First Meeting will be a Celebration of the Society’s 30th Anniversary, on Thursday 8th September at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church.

Membership Fees will be welcome before or at the first meeting, when membership/ programme cards will be issued. It would be very helpful if you wish to join at the meeting you could bring a cheque or the correct fee with you (if you are unable to print off the ‘form’ below, a note of name/address/tel. no./email and amount will suffice.  Do please encourage any friends to join by forwarding this to them!

Looking forward to seeing you at the party and thereafter during the season

Gavin McDowall

“Preserving the past, building the future.”

The Musselburgh Conservation Society, which has over 100 members, was founded in 1986 to preserve Musselburgh’s built heritage and encourage good-quality new designs which will last into the future.

We instigated the annual Design Awards given to developments deemed by our members to be of a high standard either of new-build or conservation work. We also monitor local planning applications and, where appropriate, support or make objections to new developments.

We run a lively winter programme of monthly talks (on the 2nd Thursday of each month from Oct–Apr). The diverse subjects include historic architecture, local archaeology & history, wildlife and current conservation projects. Once or twice a year we have a trip to places of interest, which relate to heritage or conservation.

Currently we are particularly concerned with plans for large scale housing developments around the town which threatens the green belt land which separates the unique coastal villages of East Lothian. These large scale developments on green field sites could lead to the merger of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans and Tranent.

If you are interested in (re-)joining the Society, please fill in and return this MEMBERSHIP FORM 2016-17[1678844].  We are very keen to encourage younger members of the community to join, so have a new category of ‘under 25’ membership

Visitors are always welcome at our lectures: a donation of £3.00 per lecture is suggested.

Lecture Programme 2016 –2017

Sept 8              Celebration  Party:   The Society’s 30th Birthday!

Oct 13             AGM.  Dave Berry “The Lighthouses of the Forth – The Stevenson                              Connection”

Nov 10            Gavin Booth  “Edinburgh and Musselburgh Trams”

Dec 8               Akiko Kobayashi  “Collective Self-build,- build your own homes together”

Jan 12             “Edinburgh Cinemas Remembered” a film by Edinburgh Films.

Feb 9               Dr Mike Cressey “Riddles Court, A Merchant’s House fit for a King”.

Mar 9              Walid Salhab & Dr Richard Burt: “East Lothian on Film”.

Apr 6              David Caldwell “The Battlefield of Pinkie”

All lectures are held at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s Church Hall High Street   

with the exception of the Party which will be held in the Church




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