Issue 95 - Spring

Spring is here! Make the most of this time of year which promises renewal and reawakening after the short days and long nights of winter.

Tolstoy wrote ‘Spring is the time of plans and projects’ and indeed it is the time to renew your goals, refresh your home and to unearth your garden from its wintry layers. As the ever-lengthening days beckon you to spend more time out of doors, it becomes increasingly easy find excuses to be out and about enjoying the fresh spring days. East Lothian Life has so much to encourage you to get outdoors – from gardening, to Muddy Boots and everything in between.

There are always great events organised throughout the county and there is also the opportunity to explore the many historic castles, or visit our many attractions and enjoy our delicious locally produced food and drink. Eat seasonally and locally. Put your body and appetite on the same seasonal schedule as your local environment -- and help out your local farmers at the same time.

Delve in to East Lothian through the spring issue of East Lothian Life and explore a remarkable county which enjoys a great diversity and which is reflected through the pages of a magazine which is always packed with a fascinating range of articles. It is a great read and the magazine captures the very essence of this beautiful county.

Remember East Lothian Life - makes a great gift and offers a whole year of enjoyment.

Front Cover: Bluebells in the rain by Laurie Campbell. http://www.lauriecampbell.com

Content

pp14: East Lothian Property - David Marshall forecasts 2016 will be another year of consistent growth.

pp27: David Affleck explains the visit of the East Linton Agricultural Surveyors to West Yorkshire in 1793.

pp30: Celebrate the arrival of spring with Muddy Boots author Allen Skinner on his walk from Longniddry to Gosford via Cottyburn and back.

pp49: My Home Village: Alastair Bain shares his memories of Humbie Water.

pp55: Farming East Lothian: Anna Davies takes a look at how responsible dog ownership is just as important in the countryside as in towns.

pp68: Fostering Compassion - working together.