Musselburgh, the largest town in East Lothian,
links Edinburgh with East Lothian yet remains a town with its own unique
history and identity.
Musselburgh's name originates from the mussel
beds which can be found at the mouth of the River Esk. This
popular seafood shellfish dish is still served in the town today.
Like much of East Lothian, Musselburgh has a history
that dates back to pre-Roman times and a heritage that continues to the
The oldest golf course can be found here
in Musselburgh - during your stay why not enjoy a round of golf on a course
that Mary Queen of Scots once played on and then proceed to enjoy
a day at Scotland's oldest racecourse, which was founded in 1816.
Not only does Musselburgh have strong historic links with golf and horse-racing,
but it also claims the oldest sporting award in existance - the Silver
Arrow. The Royal Company of Archers, who are the Queen's
Bodyguard in Scotland, to this day compete for this trophy every year.
The town centre offers a wide range of facilities,
ranging from 18th century buildings and attractions through to leisure
centres and one of the area's largest Tesco superstores. Musselburgh's
proximity to Edinburgh makes it an ideal base from which to explore both
East Lothian, Edinburgh, and beyond into The
Essential reading from .
A call from an old friend brings back memories and more
than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. An old schoolfriend's son has gone
missing, the ghost of Jack Morton is inhabiting Rebus' dreams, a part-time
poisoner is terrorising the local zoo and a freed paedophile rouses the
vigilantes. [ISBN 0752826840 / Pages: 482 / Paperback]
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