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The East Lothian Members' Centre is a registered Scottish Charity (Scottish Charity Number SC026085) and exists to give local NTS members the opportunity to support the Trust by participating in local events and activities. The ELMC has a programme of outings, talks and other events throughout the year.
Our summer visits to various properties are listed below. We hope you enjoy them.

Margaret Russell, Membership Secretary

Telphone: 01875 853370, E-mail magr8@outlook.com.
All enquiries should be sent to our secretary as above.

Summer Programme of Visits for 2024

Thursday 9th May 2024, Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian.
Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.
The chapel took some 40 years to build and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired, and intrigued, artists and visitors ever since.
Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively.
Tuesday 18th June 2024, Falkland Palace & Garden, Fife.
Falkland Palace is one of Scotland's finest Renaissance palaces. James IV and his son, James V, commissioned the best stonemasons and craftsmen of the day to create a pleasure ground for their country pursuits.
The palace was saved from ruin in the 19th century by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Innovative and passionate, Bute gave the palace a new lease of life, and the fruits of his labour are still enjoyed by his great-grandson Ninian, who lives on site today.
Monday 22nd July 2024, Mellerstain House & Garden, Gordon.
Mellerstain is the residence of the Earl and Countess of Haddington and is one of Scotland's grandest Georgian houses. It was designed and built by William and Robert Adam, who also built nearby Floors Castle.
Enjoy your guided tour where the interior decoration is opulent in a way that only the Georgians knew how to do. The rooms retain their period colour schemes, with ornate ceilings, marble busts, lots of original furniture and a large collection of paintings.
Thursday 15th August 2024, Maid of the Forth.
Come and join us on our spectacular 90 minute sightseeing cruise, where you will cruise under all three Forth Bridges and down towards Inchcolm Island.
Spot the abundance of seals, puffins, and other seabirds and wildlife while enjoying the breathtaking views as you cruise under the Forth Bridges. If you are lucky you may also manage to spot some passing Dolphins, Porpoises or even Minke Whales which have been spotted near Inchcolm.
Wednesday 18th September 2024, New Lanark, South Lanarkshire.
New Lanark World Heritage Site is a unique 18th century Mill Village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde, less than one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Founded in 1785 with a focus on philanthropy, education and the welfare of the mill workers, New Lanark became a model for industrial communities that was to spread across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. New Lanark was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

East Lothian Members' Centre of The National Trust for Scotland is a registered Scottish charity number SC026085.

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