THE National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has confirmed that is reopening both of its properties in East Lothian tomorrow (Friday) as lockdown rules ease and the economy reopens.

Newhailes in Musselburgh (pictured below) will open its doors to visitors again, including reopening its Palladian villa for the first time in two years – visitors will also be able to admire its Rococo designs.

East Lothian Courier: Newhailes

The 18th-century house has undergone conservation work since it was last open to the public.

Inside, it contains what was reputed to be 'the most learned library in Europe', while woodland walks can be enjoyed in Newhailes' 34 hectares of 18th-century designed landscape, with views across the Firth of Forth.

Weehailes Playpark is also open daily, with visitors asked to pre-book sessions.

Newhailes’ new Stables Café opens on Wednesday but the new dairy is currently offering a takeaway service for ice creams, coffee, cakes and traditional sweeties.

Also opening is Preston Mill (pictured below), with visitors welcome between Thursday and Monday.

East Lothian Courier: Preston Mill

Found near East Linton, the mill is most famous for being a filming location in the popular TV show Outlander.

Both the mill and shop will reopen tomorrow (Friday), with pre-booked guided tours allowing visitors to take a step back in time and hear the mill mechanism in action.

People will also be able to learn about the demanding job of a miller, from the manual labour to dealing with floods, mice and dust.

Outside of East Lothian, also opening is The Georgian House in Edinburgh (pictured below). It is open Wednesday-Sunday.

East Lothian Courier: The Georgian House Image Rob McDougall

Stuart Maxwell, NTS general manager for the Edinburgh and East region, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the places that they love.

"We’re very grateful to be in the position to reopen and share our treasures from our extensive collection again, thanks to the support of many, including local communities.

“All of our properties across Edinburgh and the Lothians have been preparing to make your visit as safe as possible.

"Pre-booking is in place at a few sites and there are smaller groups for house tours.

"We’d highly recommend booking your slot in advance to avoid any disappointment.”

People are asked to plan their visits beforehand and check the latest opening information; people will also be able to find safety information and the measures that are in place.

All of the information is available on the NTS website at