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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 present day.

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 Clyde Valley.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Ian Rankin

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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