About Us

Pencaitland Community Council exists to represent the views of local residents about local issues that matter to them. This involves close liaison with other groups in the community and helps to develop a more coherent and dynamic village environment.

Make sure to visit our social media pages for the latest news and updates.


A stone sculpture produced by a local stone mason occupies a prominent position on the crossroads at the heart of the village.

Pencaitland was the second community in Scotland, after Lauder, to organise a Community Council at their formation in 1975. East Lothian district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of East Lothian, plus the burgh of Musselburgh and the Inveresk area, both formerly within the county of Midlothian. Community Councils were taken over by East Lothian Council when the District Council and Lothian Region merged in 1995/6.

Future notices of meetings, agendas and meeting minutes will be posted on this web site and on the village notice board at the Trevelyan Hall, adjacent to the village Post Office.

You can view the current Pencaitland Community Council Constitution here [PDF].