Issue 93 - Autumn

What better time of the year than right now to go walking, to be immersed in a palette of amazing colours and surrounded by magnificient scenery. The autumn issue of East Lothian Life captures the very essence of our beautiful county and is once again packed with interesting reading and stunning photography. We discover Butterdean Wood, walk with Allen Skinner from Pencraig to Haddington, whilst Stuart Macpherson rambles around the edges of arable fields and ponders the future for farmland biodiversity. David Affleck reveals the hidden history of the Buchans of Letham. Ian Donaldson shares his delight in growing up in Port Seton and we explore the East Lothian connections with the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh and discover some of our lovely town and villages.

With a plethora of activies on our doorstep, exciting experiences hiding in every nook and cranny, fine dining, striking architecture and our lovely independent shops - there is so much to explore in East Lothian with its places, faces, pastimes and pursuits. East Lothian Life is as jammed packed as the county itself.

Front cover : Brown Hare by wildlife artist Keith Brockie. http://www.keithbrockie.co.uk

Content

PP25: The Hidden History of the Buchans of Letham - David Affleck reveals the history of and the significance the Buchan family had in East Lothian.

PP39: Postcards - the golden age of picture postcards began on 1st September, 1894.

PP58: Cooking is fun - Sea Buckthorn is the current 'ingredient du jour' packed with nutrients and all sorts of goodness.

PP68: Waterloo Connections - the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous battles in European history and its East Lothian connections.

PP3: The win symbol - two fantastic great competitions to be won. Win a holiday with Verdant Leisure and a £5 Dunbar Flux gift voucher.

PP40: Pedal Power - cycling East Lothian. A great way to exercise and visit our many attractions and natural heritage sites.