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Archaeology Fortnight 2017 >Empire, Expansion and Disruption

Empire, Expansion and Disruption

The third in the series of the Society’s annual lectures, looks at how East Lothian and its people took advantage of the opportunities offered by the expanding British Empire abroad and the economic opportunities at home, particularly with the developing network of railways in the County.

The 19th century also saw many social changes as we will learn about the early beginnings of the welfare state through the Poor Laws. 

We will also look at how the spiritual divide within the Established Church of Scotland came to a head in what came to be known as the “Disruption”.

Again the Society is pleased to bring to you professional experts and informed enthusiasts in the wonderful setting of St Mary’s Church, Haddington.

Programme is available here:

This event is organised by the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society in partnership with East Lothian Council and St Mary’s Church, Haddington.


A soup and sandwich lunch can be purchased on the day – cost £5.00


Booking required.

Online booking is now closed for this event, however there are still spaces available so please turn up on day for registraion at 9.30am if you wish to attend