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The Saltire Memorial - Can be found in the village of Athelstaneford, in the churchyard, on the B1343. Here you can learn how the Saltire - Scotland's National flag - originated.

In a doocot behind the church is a short audio visual display on the events that led to the Saltire being adopted as the country's national emblem.

Since 2008 the Nigel Tranter Centre has been housed in the north transept of Athelstaneford Parish Kirk.

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Museum of Flight - Situated on a former World War 2 airfield, this museum houses a large collection of aircraft ( including Concorde ) and other flight related exhibits. Also a comprehensive history of East Fortune airfield as a military base. East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF
Contact: Main switchboard on 01620 897 240
Times below are for 2009;
Open daily 10:00-17:00 from April-October (10:00-18:00 in July and August)
Open weekends only 10:00-16:00 from November-March

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Seabird Centre, North Berwick
Scottish Seabird Centre - Next to the harbour in North Berwick the centre has interactive displays and activities, cafe and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth. Using cameras ( which you can operate yourself ) and telescopes see, dolphins, grey seals, puffins and the World's largest single rock gannet colony.
Tel: 01620 890202 Fax: 01620 890222
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Dirleton Castle - Built in the 12th century this castle which overlooks the village green has a very interesting history in which names such as Cromwell and The Bruce are entwined. It has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest herbaceous border in the world, which was created by the late Peter Burns.

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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot - Popular with artists, this mill, which can be found off the A1 in the village of East Linton, was in use until 1959. Although the present buildings date from the 18th century, there has been a mill there since the 16th century. There is an exhibition on milling and a display on the history of the mill.

There is a doocot nearby which once held 500 birds.
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Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum - Located just over one mile West of Prestonpans, on the site of the former Prestongrange colliery, this museum highlights the importance local industries have been to the area. Including coal ,salt and brewing to name a few. A unique exhibit is the 19th century Cornish Beam Engine.
Open April - October: Entry is FREE.
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum Morrison's Haven Prestonpans EH32 9RX Tel: 0131 653 2904

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