About ELAFNS

Founded in 1924 the declared aims were then as they are today:

to study the antiquities of the area, to collect material of interest, to publish relevant articles, to go on appropriate excursions to have lectures and to stimulate general interest in the history of East Lothian

I look forward to seeing you at one of our public talks, member only site visits or ELAFN business meetings, if you want to get involved in developing the programme.

Stephen Bunyan
President


Recent Updates


Robert Smails Press

Our Publications Archive

The entire publications archive, comprising over 40 volumes issued since 1924, has been digitised and made available free of charge providing an invaluable resource for members, researchers and the general public.

Only the most recent Transactions volume requires a full membership.

A good number of the past volumes are now available for purchase, including a number of scarce early issues, also discounted for members.


Research Tools

Our website has been augmented with some simple research tools that will retrieve content from our print publications and more. Powered by Google technologies, searches can be modified with refinements and images are also retrieved.


Join Us

Members will get a chance to visit places which are not often open to the general public.

The subscription is excellent value.

So do join us, we would love to have you as a member.

If you are a UK tax payer don’t forget the Gift Aid form.

Choose a Membership

Individual

£15

  • Access to all the online publications
  • Purchase back issues
    at a strong discount
  • Access to all the latest publications
  • A free copy of the latest transactions
  • Guest winter lectures
  • Attend site visits subject to numbers

Joint/Family

£20

  • Access to all the online publications
  • Purchase back issues
    at a strong discount
  • Access to all the latest publications
  • A free copy of the latest transactions
  • Attend guest speaker winter lectures
  • Attend site visits subject to numbers
  • Save £5 each on a single membership

Free

£0

  • Access to all the online publications
  • Purchase back issues (no discount)
  • Guest winter lectures
    for a small fee

The Fourth Statistical Account

In 1997 ELAFNS, in a consortium with the eleven local history societies of East Lothian and the Council’s Library Service, published seven volumes on the county’s recent economic and social history, spanning the period 1945-2000.

These are on sale through local bookshops and libraries.

With the physical archive material now deposited with East Lothian Council’s Local History Centre in Haddington, the extended digital version has been recently revamped.