Sketching East Lothian

My (grown-up) kids both live in Edinburgh now, so a couple of times a year my husband and I head down to the central belt for a visit. We try and stay nearby in a cottage, Fife and East Lothian have been good recent destinations and have given me loads of inspiration for sketching.


This time we stayed at a little cottage nestled in stunning farmland  near a wee village called East Linton on the Smeaton Estate 


There are lots of gorgeous walks and I found plenty to sketch. We also took some trips to nearby villages including North Berwick and Dunbar, with lots more great sketching opportunities.

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After a couple of days in Edinburgh, where I hardly managed any sketching at all. But we did get to drive over that gorgeous new Queensferry Crossing (photo below).


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I do love sketching away from home, it’s always good to draw inspiration from a different landscape from what I am used to and it seems to help refocus me when I come home too.



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