The A.G.M.due to have been held on Wednesday 3rd June has been postponed.  Further details will be announced here shortly.





The Annual General Meeting of the East Lothian U3A will be held in the Town House on Wednesday 12th June.  More details here later.

Annual Picnic


More details about the Summer Picnic will be available here nearer to the time.

Ceilidh has been cancelled


We are sorry to announce that the U3A Ceilidh planned for 30th September has been cancelled due to the lack of ticket sales.  At 11/9/17 only 33 tickets had been sold.  It is possible that we may try again next year with a smaller venue and a little later into the winter.

Tony Reeves

Rescheduled Summer Picnic


You are cordially invited to our Picnic in the grounds of
Tantallon Castle, North Berwick EH39 5PN
Now rescheduled for Wednesday 30th August 2017


10.30 Assemble inside the grounds
10.50 Illustrated Talk (optional)
11.20 Coffee / tea break (Your own thermos )
11.45 Tour of Castle (optional)
12.30 Picnic (Prepared by yourself)
1.30 U3A Organised (elderly) games (very optional) *
3.00 Close


Our official host will be Mr Andrew Spratt, Monument Manager


As the castle staff regard the U3A as an educational body all costs for entry, talks and tour have been waived for all paid up members

if you wish to add your name to our existing list please email tony Reeves at : treeves125@gmail.com

UK Conference and AGM 2017


The Conference of the UK University of the Third Age and the AGM of the Third Age Trust will be held on August 29th – 31st at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

This year, the UK U3A have a dedicated website for Conference news, updates and booking – find it at http://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk.

There, you can find information about the programme, the speakers, and the location.

They will be continuously updating it as they confirm more details, so be sure to keep checking back.

In the meantime, booking is now open, so visit the website to book your place.

Summer Picnic at Dirleton


The Committee invite members to a special day out at Dirleton Castle on Wednesday 24 August.

Starting at 11 a.m. and with breaks for coffee and a picnic lunch, Andrew Spratt, the monument manager, will host a tour of the castle and a talk on medieval weapons. All costs for entry, the tour and talk have been waived for U3A members. Members are invited to bring refreshment and a picnic lunch.

This special event is organised by Tony Reeves. To book your free place, please email your request before Wednesday 10th August to Tony Reeves treeves125@gmail.com so that we can inform the management of the number of guests.  This will be on a first come basis as it would not be possible to accommodate all of our members turning up.

Volunteers are needed to help with arrangements on the day. If you are able to help please email Tony as soon as possible.

Programme for summer picnic at Dirleton on August 24

11.00 a.m. Assemble in the grounds of Dirleton Castle
11.10 Illustrated talk ‘Medieval Weapons’ (optional)
11.55 Refreshment break (bring your own)
12.15 p.m. Conducted tour (optional)
01.00 Picnic (bring your own)
02.00 Organised games (for seniors) (very optional)*
03.30 We say goodbye




U3A All Scottish Assembly


East Lothian U3A are hosting the U3A Scotland Day at the Town House, Haddington, on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 10.30 – 16.00.  Click here to download the programme.

Numbers attending the conference will be limited, so if you wish to attend you will need to register. Please send the following information to John Alexander at johnu3a58@gmail.com by no later than February 22nd

  1. the name or nickname that you wish to have on your name badge,
  2. your surname,
  3. your choice of the breakout groups you wish to attend (see the programme for details),
  4. any special dietary needs.
  5. that you are from the East Lothian branch of the U3A

‘The U3A in Scotland is committed to running two events each year. These are called All Scotland Assemblies and all Scotland-based U3As can send a reasonable number of their members, subject to the capacity of the location. These events typically have a main speaker and then break-out workshops covering areas of relevance to all U3As. The areas for this meeting will be IT Systems, Website development and MOOCs.

A free light buffet lunch provides an opportunity for members to meet and chat informally with others. Many find this aspect very helpful in learning and exchanging new ideas etc.’