“Preserving the past, building the future.”

The Musselburgh Conservation Society was founded more than 30 years ago, and exists to preserve Musselburgh’s built heritage and encourage good-quality new designs which will last into the future.

We instigated the annual Design Awards given to developments deemed by our members to be of a high standard either of new-build or conservation work. We also monitor local planning applications and, where appropriate, support or make objections to new developments.

The Society has initiated a number of local conservation projects such as repairing stone walls, tree planting, and created the Queen Mary’s Mount woodland walk. We are actively involved in promoting the awareness and recognition of the site of the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh.

We run a lively winter programme of monthly talks on diverse subjects such as historic architecture, local archaeology & history, wildlife and conservation projects. We organise trips to places of interest which relate to heritage or conservation.

The Musselburgh Conservation Society is a membership-based organisation but all our talks and events are open to the public.