Town Hall Musselburgh

The illustration by R P Phillimore shows the Musselburgh Old Town Hall and Tolbooth which dates from around 1590 and is one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Scotland. The stones used in its construction were part of the chapel and hermitage of Our Lady of Loretto, which served as a hospital following the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, and which was destroyed during the Reformation. 


Please join us for a fascinating evening as we explore the history of the World Heritage Site through the National Library of Scotland’s outstanding map collection, with Dr Christopher Fleet, Curator of Maps and author of ‘Mapping the City’, published by Birlinn. The National Library’s collection of Edinburgh city views and maps stretches back to the 17th century, and, seen together, they allow us to follow the development of the city from the time of Mary Queen of Scots to the present day.  Tickets are £4 for members and £8 for non-members 
Become a member today from just £25 and join us on 25th February at no extra cost. New members will be sent joining information separately.

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021
Start time: 6pm