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VE Day commemoration

Friday 8 May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Following public consultation it was designated as an additional day’s holiday in East Lothian recognising families’ desire to commemorate this historic occasion. While the current Covid restrictions mean that gatherings or services are not possible, there are still ways to mark the occasion in a safe and socially distanced way.

The Royal British Legion has published a timetable of activities for the day itself where the nation can commemorate VE Day within the current guidelines including a 2 minute silence at 11am and a doorstep ‘Toast to the Nation’ at 3pm.

PoppyScotland’s website has some great ideas and resources if families wish to talk to their children about VE Day or undertake any learning as part of it.

For more information visit:

Prestonpans Tapestry at Cockenzie House

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

 at Cockenzie House

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February

11am to 4pm

Entry Fee: Adults £1 – Children under 16 free

Cockenzie House Heritage Group invites you to view this splendid work before it leaves Scotland for its international tour 2012.   Join us to see the tapestry where the action actually happened.

Also available in the Barn:

*How the Tapestry was made, and other stitching stories

*A variety of crafts and trimmings

*Conservatory café with tasty treats

22 Edinburgh Road