East Lothian
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East Lothian

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East Lothian lies just to the east of Edinburgh and is flanked by Midlothian to the west, Berwickshire to the south, the Firth of Forth to the north, and the North Sea to the east.  During the centuries of conflict with England the county's position between Edinburgh and the border meant that it frequently suffered at the hands of the invaders.  The county town, Haddington, was burnt three times by the English in the 13th century and it was during a siege of the town in 1548 that the Treaty of Haddington was signed by the French and the Scots, confirming the betrothal of Mary Queen of Scots to the Dauphin of France in return for French help in driving the English out of Scotland. 

Many centuries earlier, in the 9th or 10th century, a battle took place just north of Haddington at the village now known as Athelstaneford between a joint force of Picts and Scots and the army of King Athelstane of Northumberland.  During the battle, legend has it, the blue and white pattern of the St. Andrews cross appeared in the sky and this was, of course, subsequently adopted as the national flag of Scotland.  

Family names associated with East Lothian include Seton, Hepburn (in 1633 Sir John Hepburn founded the regiment now known as The Royal Scots), Gifford, Keith, Hay, Cockburn, Maitland, Lauder, Home and Ruthven.

Our map of East Lothian has a stitch count of 177 x 117 and, when stitched on the supplied 27-count Linda evenweave, measures 13 x 9 inches (325 x 235 mm). There are 22 buildings, a lighthouse, fishing and sailing boats, place names, compass and crest.  Thirty shades of Anchor stranded cotton are included.

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