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Community Council

Dirleton is part of the Gullane Area Community Council, along with Gullane, Aberlady, Drem and the surrounding rural areas.

Dirleton has two village representatives on the Community Council – presently Tom Drysdale, who is Vice Chairman, and Donald McDonald.

The Community Council is an elected non-political organisation. It exists to represent the views and interests of the community to East Lothian Council and other public authorities, such as the police and health authorities, acting as a local pressure group.

Villagers and other members of the public are welcome to attend Community Council meetings, which are held by rotation in Gullane, Aberlady and Dirleton on the last Thursday of each month, except December. Dates of these meetings are listed in the Events Diary. A report is made by the councillors at each meeting of the Dirleton Village Association.

The meeting dates for the remainder of 2016 are listed in the Events diary section of this website:

The Community Council has its own website where you can find dates of the meetings throughout the year and minutes of the meetings.

The Community Council has a Local Priority Fund which can provide financial assistance to local projects that benefit our communities. For further details of this scheme see

You can contact the Community Council by email at