In recent weeks, we have been very pleased to welcome a number of Members of the Scottish Parliament to our museum in Prestonpans Town Hall. Paul McLennan MSP (East Lothian) attended a meeting with our trustees to discuss our achievements to date and our ambitions for the future. He is returning to the museum soon to help us consider how those ambitions might become a reality.

A few weeks later, Craig Hoy MSP (South Scotland Region), visited the museum with Donald Cameron MSP (Highlands and Islands Region). The latter is a direct descendent of the Donald Cameron of Lochiel who led the largest Jacobite regiment in the field at Prestonpans, giving the visit an additional personal relevance. He called our display an “impressive and informative exhibition.”

Donald Cameron MSP (left) meets our curator, Dr Arran Johnston (right).

Craign Hoy MSP commented that, “the Battle of Prestonpans Museum is a great resource and well worth a visit for those interested in learning more about the history of East Lothian.” I was delighted to visit Prestonpans for the first time, with my colleague Craig Hoy, and see the Museum with its impressive and informative exhibition about the Battle.”

We continue to engage with representatives of all parties and at all levels, as we seek to secure a lasting future for the heritage of Prestonpans Battlefield.