The website of Aberlady village, supported by Aberlady Community Association

Aberlady, East Lothian


Aberlady from the air in 2011, showing the village and Aberlady Bay nature reserve. Photograph: Murray Roden

Aberlady is an attractive historic village on the beautiful East Lothian coast, about 15 miles east of Edinburgh. Its population is a little under 1200 in the village itself, rising to 1500 when you include the outlying communities of Craigielaw, Gosford, Luffness and Ballencrieff. Its best-known attractions are Aberlady Bay, the first local nature reserve in Britain, and the fine links golf courses that flank the village to the east and west.