The East Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-11-09

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2804 (S. 164)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
The East Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

Made
9th November 1998

Coming into force
1st January 1999

Whereas under section 17(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1), as read with Schedule 5 to that Act(2), the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland on 5th November 1997 submitted to the Secretary of State a report on a review together with its proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the area of East Lothian Council;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 233(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the said Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the East Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st January 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In the Schedule to this Order–

(a)a reference to–

(i)an electoral ward is a reference to that electoral ward as constituted in this Order; and

(ii)a road, footpath, railway line, river, burn or canal shall, where the context so admits, be construed as a reference to the centre line of the feature concerned; and

(b)the following abbreviations are used:–

“EW” for electoral ward;

“NG Ref” for National Grid Reference as published on Ordnance Survey Maps.

Electoral arrangements

3.  The area of East Lothian Council shall be divided into 23 wards, having the names, contents and boundaries set forth in the Schedule to this Order.

Henry McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
9th November 1998

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Ward 1 Musselburgh West

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3273 7308 on the western boundary of East Lothian Council area and the confluence with the Brunstane Burn; then generally southeastward along the centre line of Edinburgh Road, North High Street and Bridge Street to New Bridge; then southwestward along the centre line of the River Esk to a point in line with Eskview Crescent; then northwestward to and along the centre line of Eskview Crescent to Stoneyhill Farm Road; then generally southwestward along the centre line of Stoneyhill Farm Road, Stoneyhill Avenue and Stoneybank Gardens to Clayknowes Crescent; then southwestward and southeastward along the centre line of Clayknowes Crescent to Whitehill Farm Road; then generally southwestward along the centre line of Whitehill Farm Road and Mucklets Road to the western boundary of East Lothian Council area; then generally northeastward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 2 Musselburgh South

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3235 7118 on the western boundary of East Lothian Council where it meets the southern boundary of EW 1; then generally northeastward, northwestward, northeastward and southwestward along the said EW boundary to the River Esk; then generally southward, northeastward and southwestward along the centre line of the River Esk to the Edinburgh to London Railway Line; then northwestward and southwestward along the centre line of the Millerhill railway branch to the western boundary of the East Lothian Council area; then generally northward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 3 Musselburgh North

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3297 7347 on the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area; then generally northeastward along the said boundary to a point in line with the mouth of the River Esk; then southward to and along the centre line of the River Esk to a point in line with the unnamed track leading to Balcarres Road; then eastward along the said track and southward along the centre line of Balcarres Road to the junction with Millhill; then eastward along the centre line of Millhill to and southwestward along the centre line of Linkfield Road and High Street to New Bridge and the northern boundary of EW 1; then generally northwestward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of the East Lothian Council area; then northeastward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 4 Musselburgh Central

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3443 7117 on the eastern boundary of EW 2 at the point where the Edinburgh to London Railway Line crosses the River Esk at Monktonhall Junction; then northeastward, northwestward, southwestward and northward along the said boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 1; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 3; then northeastward along the said EW to the eastern curtilage of Seton House, Loretto School; then southeastward along the eastern curtilage of Seton House, Loretto School to and directly southward along the eastern side of the belt of trees located to the west of the icehouse in the grounds of Pinkie St Peters Primary School to the centre line of Pinkie Road; then northeastward along the centre line of Pinkie Road; then southeastward along the rear curtilages of the houses to the east of Pinkie Terrace to the electrical sub-station; then southeastward along the unnamed track leading to the Edinburgh to London Railway Line; then westward along the centre line of the said railway to the point of commencement.

Ward 5 Musselburgh East

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3457 7434 on the northern boundary of EW 3 at a point in line with the mouth of the River Esk; then generally southeastward along the northern boundary of the East Lothian Council area to NG Ref NT 3640 7367; then generally southward to the track leading from Ravensheugh Road in Westpans; then eastward along the said track to Ravensheugh Road; then southwestward along the centre line of Ravensheugh Road to a point in line with the track leading to Ravensheugh Bridge; then northeastward along the said track to NG Ref NT 3636 7313 a point in line with the eastern boundary of West Lodge; then southeastward to and southeastward and southwestward along the eastern and southern curtilages of West Lodge to the eastern curtilage of Beggars Bush House; then southeastward and southwestward along the eastern and southern curtilages of Beggars Bush House to the eastern curtilage of the property numbered 53 at Beggars Bush; then southeastward and southwestward along the eastern and southern curtilages of the said property and continuing southeastward and northwestward along the southern and western curtilages of the property numbered 53A to the unnamed burn leading to Haddington Road; then southward along the centre line of the said burn to the centre line of Haddington Road; then generally southeastward along the centre line of Haddington Road to Wallyford Toll Roundabout; then southwestward along the Edinburgh to London Railway Line to the eastern boundary of EW 4; then generally northwestward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 6 Wallyford/Whitecraig

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3303 7010 on the western boundary of the East Lothian Council area where it meets the southern boundary of EW 2; then generally northward and eastward along the said EW boundary to and northeastward along the southern boundaries of EW 4 and EW 5 to Wallyford Toll Roundabout; then eastward along the centre line of the A199 road to the point it crosses the A1(T) road; then generally eastward along the centre line of the unclassified road leading to Lammermoor Terrace to the junction with the unclassified road leading to Falside Castle; then generally southwestward along the said road to Falside Castle; then southeastward and eastward along the unclassified road leading to Ephinstone to the point where it crosses Harrys Burn; then southwestward along the said burn and southeastward along the line of field boundaries to and continuing southeastward along the track leading to the Bellyford Burn to the southern boundary of East Lothian Council area; then southwestward and northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 7 Prestonpans West

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3640 7367 on the northern boundary of EW 5; then generally northeastward along the northern boundary of the East Lothian Council area to a point in line with the junction of Pypers Wynd and High Street; then southeastward to and southwestward along High Street to Harlaw Hill; then southwestward along Harlaw Hill to and southwestward along Kirk Street to Ayres Wynd; then southeastward along Ayres Wynd and West Loan to Preston Road; then eastward along Preston Road to and southeastward along the centre line of Station Road and the continuation thereof to the Edinburgh to London Railway Line; then northeastward along the said railway to and generally southeastward and southwestward along the eastern and southern curtilages of Col. Gardeners House at Bankton to Johnnie Cope Road; then southwestward along Johnnie Cope Road to the A1(T) road; then southwestward along the A1(T) road to the northern boundary of EW 6; then southwestward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 5; then generally northwestward, northeastward, westward and northward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 8 Prestonpans East

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3890 7487 on the northern boundary of EW 7; then generally northeastward along the northern boundary of the East Lothian Council area to a point in line with the coal conveyor belt; then generally southeastward to and southeastward and eastward along the line of the coal conveyor belt to the B6371 road; then southward along the centre line of the B6371 road; then southward along the A198 road to its junction with the A1(T) road; then southwestward along the A1(T) road to the eastern boundary of EW 7; then generally northeastward, northwestward and northeastward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 9 Cockenzie and Port Seton

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3919 7544 on the northern boundary of EW 8; then generally northeastward along the northern boundary of the East Lothian Council area to a point in line with Links Walk; then southward to and southeastward along Links Walk to and along the rear and southern curtilages of the houses of Links Place to Castle Walk; then southwestward to and along Castle Walk to Fishergate Road; then southeastward along Fishergate Road to the A198 road; then southwestward along the A198 road to the eastern boundary of EW 8; then generally northward, westward and northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 10 Longniddry

Commencing at NG Ref NT 4108 7622 on the northern boundary of EW 9; then generally northeastward along the northern boundary of the East Lothian Council area to a point in line with path leading to the west of Gosford House; then southeastward to and along the path and the line of the driveway around Gosford House to Redhouse Lodge; then eastward along the B1377 road to the junction with the unnamed road leading to Coates Farm; then southeastward along the said road to and westward along the unnamed road leading to Setonhill Cottages; then continuing southwestward to Cantyhall Bridge; then northward along Canty Burn to the southern carriageway of the A198 road; then southwestward along the said road to the southern boundary of EW 9; then generally northwestward, northeastward, northwestward, northeastward and northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 11 Tranent West

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3855 7284 on the southern boundary of EW 7 where the A199 road crosses the A1(T) road; then northeastward along the said boundary to and continuing northeastward along the southern boundary of EW 8 to the junction of the A1(T) road and the A198 road; then generally southwestward and southeastward along Church Street to High Street; then southeastward along High Street to the junction with Ormiston Road; then generally southeastward along Ormiston Road to its junction with Balwearie Road; then generally southwestward along Balwearie Road to and southwestward along the unnamed path leading to Lammerview; then northwestward along Lammerview to the perimeter fence running along the southern curtilages of the properties located in Muirside Drive; then southwestward along the said fence to and northwestward along the northern curtilage of West Windygoul Farm; then northwestward along West Windygoul Road to and southwestward along Elphinstone Road and the B6414 road to the junction with the access road leading to Fleets Industrial Estate; then northwestward along the line of a field boundary and the continuation thereof to the unnamed farm track; then northwestward along the said track to the eastern boundary of EW 6; then generally northeastward and westward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 12 Tranent/Macmerry

Commencing at NG Ref NT 4060 7431 where the eastern boundary of EW 8 meets the southern boundary of EW 9; then northeastward along the southern boundaries of EWs 9 and 10 to the unnamed road leading to Trabroun Farm; then southeastward along the said road to the A1 road; then southwestward along the said road to Gladsmuir; then southward along the unnamed road leading to Hopefield; then southward along the said road to a point in line with the northern boundary of Butterdean Plantation; then southwestward along the northern and western boundaries of the said plantation to the path leading to the B6363 road; then westward along the said path to the B6363 road; then southeastward and westward along the said road and continuing westward along field boundaries to the unnamed track leading to Macmerry; then northward along the said track and southwestward along the said unnamed track leading to Wintonfield House to the junction with the track leading to the A199 road; then northward along the said unnamed track to the A199 road; then generally northwestward along the A199 (Haddington Road) to its junction at Ormiston Road where it meets the eastern boundary of EW 11; then generally westward, northward and northeastward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 13 Tranent/Elphinstone

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3877 6928 on the southern boundary of East Lothian Council where it meets the eastern boundary of EW 6; then generally northwestward, northeastward, northwestward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 11; then generally southeastward along the said boundary and southeastward, northeastward and northwestward along the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 11 to the western boundary of EW 12; then southeastward along the said EW boundary to the junction of the unnamed roads leading to Macmerry and the B6355 road; then westward along the unnamed path leading to the B6355 road and continuing southwestward along the unnamed track to the Pencaitland Railway walk; then southwestward along the north side of Pencaitland Railway walk to the western boundary of East Lothian Council area; then generally northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 14 Ormiston/Pencaitland

Commencing at NG Ref NT 3953 6925 on the southern boundary of EW 13; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 12; then eastward along the said boundary to and eastward and southwestward along the unnamed path through Walk Plantation to the B6355 road; then southeastward along the said road to and northeastward along the northern curtilages of the buildings to the south of the B6363 road; then southward along field boundary to and northeastward along the A6093 road to a point in line with field boundaries at NG Ref NT 4544 6980; then generally southeastward along the line of the field boundaries and the continuation thereof in a straight line to the River Tyne; then generally southward along the said river to its confluence with the Birns Water; then generally southeastward and southwestward along the said burn to the unnamed road at Saltoun Bridge; then southwestward along the said road to the B6371 road; then southward along the said road to the point where it crosses the Kinchie Burn; then generally southwestward along the said burn to the western boundary of East Lothian Council area; then generally northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 15 Aberlady/Gullane/Dirleton

Commencing at NG Ref NT 4389 7892 on the northern boundary of EW 10; then generally northeastward and eastward along the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area to a point in line with NG Ref NT 5224 8608; then southward to this point and continuing southward to and along the path leading to the A198 road west of Invereil House; then southwestward along the A198 road to and southeastward along the unnamed road leading to Kingston Cottages as far as the Mill Burn; then generally southwestward along the said burn to its confluence with the Peffer Burn; then southeastward along Peffer Burn to and southwestward along the drain north of Coldhame Wood to the unnamed track leading to the B1377 road; then southward along the said track to the B1377 road; then southwestward along the said road to the eastern boundary of EW 10 at Redhouse Lodge; then generally northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 16 Haddington West/Saltoun

Commencing at NG Ref NT 4144 6508 on the southern boundary of EW 14 northwest of Dodridge Farm; then northeastward and northwestward along the southern and eastern boundaries of the said EW to the southern boundary of EW 12; then eastward, northwestward, northeastward and northwestward along the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 12 to the southern boundary of EW 10; then eastward along the said EW boundary to NG Ref NT 4723 7598; then eastward in a straight line to NG Ref NT 4792 7598 and a point in line with the western curtilage of No 6 Coates Cottages; then southward to and southeastward along the said curtilage to the unnamed track running northward from Coates Farm; then northeastward along the track to the A6137 road; then southeastward along the said road to and eastward along the B1343 road to the unnamed road leading to the A1(T) road; then southward along the said unnamed road passing Hopetoun Monument and continuing southward on the centre line of the unnamed road to the A1(T) road; then westward along the centre line of the A1(T) road and Haldane Avenue to its junction with Hospital Road; then generally southeastward along the said road to and along Hopetoun Drive; then southward along Hope Park (A6137); then southwestward along the A6093 road through Knox Place and Rosehall; then southward along the unnamed track to the Mill Lade; then generally northeastward along Mill Lade to and along the River Tyne to the point where it is crossed by the B6368 road at Waterloo Bridge; then southeastward along the line of the said road to its junction with the B6369 road; then southward, northeastward and southeastward along the B6369 road to the junction with the unnamed road leading to Morham; then eastward along the unnamed road to the Bearford Burn; then southwestward along the said burn to the most southerly path leading through Colstoun Wood; then southwestward along the said path and continuing southwestward along the path leading to Ewelie Wood; then generally southeastward along the line of a path leading to Colstoun Water; then southeastward along the Coulston Water to and southwestward along the Beugh Burn and Newhall Burn to Bankhead Bridge; then southwestward along the unnamed road leading to Marvingston passing to the east of Marvingston; then southeastward and southward on the road leading to Longnewton; then southwestward along the unnamed road leading to Kidlaw passing to the east of Kidlaw; then southward along the centre line of the unnamed track leading to the west of Priest Law; then directly southward to join the Cowie Burn; then eastward along the Cowie Burn to its confluence with the Red Scaur; then eastward along the said burn to NG Ref NT 5143 6151 and the southern boundary of East Lothian Council area; then southwestward and northwestward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 17 Haddington Central

Commencing at NG Ref NT 5158 7455 at the junction of the A1(T) road and the unnamed road to Garelton; then southward along the unnamed road and continuing southward along Dunbar Road, Hardgate, Sidegate and Poldrate to the River Tyne and the eastern boundary of EW 16; then generally southwestward, northeastward, northwestward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 18 Haddington East/Athelstaneford

Commencing at NG Ref NT 4650 7710 on the southern boundary of EW 15 near Redhouse Lodge; then northeastward along the southern boundary of the said EW and continuing along the B1377 road to and eastward along the Edinburgh to London Railway Line to a point in line with Fortoun Bank; then southwestward to and along an unnamed track leading to Sunnyside Strip; then southwestward along the northern boundary of Sunnyside Strip to the path leading to the eastern curtilage of East Fortune Airfield; then northwestward along the said path to and southwestward along the path following the said curtilage to the southern curtilage of East Fortune Airfield; then southwestward along the southern curtilage to the track east of Gilmerton House; then southward along the said track to the unnamed road leading to Beanston Mains; then eastward and southward along the said road leading to Beanston Mains; then eastward and southward around the northern and eastern curtilages of the said property to and eastward and southward along the unnamed road leading to the A1(T) road to its junction with the said road; then southeastward in a straight line along the line of field boundaries to the River Tyne; then northeastward along the said river to and then generally southwestward along the line of field boundaries to NG Ref NT 5572 7368 and a point in line with the access road leading to Northrig; then southward in a straight line to the junction of the said access road with the Coldale to Coldale Bridge road; then northwestward along the line of the road from Coldale to Coldale Bridge to the point where it crosses the Bearford Burn; then southwestward along the line of the Bearford Burn to the eastern boundary of EW 16; then generally northwestward along the said boundary and continuing northwestward along the eastern boundary of EW 17 to rejoin the eastern boundary of EW 16; then northwestward and southwestward along the eastern and northern boundaries of the said EW to the point of commencement.

Ward 19 East Linton/Gifford

Commencing at NG Ref NT 5580 7957 at the road bridge over the Edinburgh to London Railway Line at East Fortune Station; then generally eastward along the line of the B1377 road to and eastward along the unnamed track leading to Ashfield House; then southeastward along the western curtilage of the wooded area at Ashfield House to the line of the unnamed burn; then generally eastward along the said unnamed burn to and along the Peffer Burn to the northern bank of the unnamed loch; then northeastward along the said bank to and southeastward along the line of the unnamed track leading to the East Lodge of Newbyth; then southward along the line of the unnamed road leading to the B1407 road; then northeastward along the said road to and southeastward along the line of the unnamed road leading to Knowes Mill; then southwestward along the River Tyne to a point in line with the eastern curtilage of the wooded strip located on the northern side of the A1(T) road west of Knowes; then southward along the said curtilage to and eastward along the Edinburgh to London Railway Line to the unnamed road leading to West Lodge of Biel; then southeastward along the said road to and eastward along the unnamed track leading to Biel following the southern curtilage of Biel; then continuing southeastward along the unnamed track leading to Pitcox; then generally northeastward and southeastward following the northern and eastern curtilage of Pitcox to and eastward along the unnamed road leading to Pleasants; then generally southward along the line of field boundaries to the unnamed road leading to Pitcox; then southward along the said road to Bennetts Burn; then westward along Bennetts Burn to and generally southward along the line of field boundaries to Rottonraw Burn; then southwestward along Rottonraw Burn and continuing southward to the Mossy Burn; then generally southward along Mossy Burn to the eastern boundary of East Lothian Council area; then generally southward and westward along the said boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 16 at Cowie Burn; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 18; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 20 North Berwick West

Commencing at NG Ref NT 5224 8608 on the northern boundary of EW 15; then generally eastward along the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area to a point in line with Market Place at NG Ref NT 5524 8554; then southward to and along Market Place and Law Road (B1347 road); then southwestward and southward along Haddington Road; then westward and southward along the said road to and continuing southward along the unnamed track leading to Rockville; then southeastward, southwestward and northwestward along the eastern, southern and western curtilages of the said property to the unnamed track leading to Congalton Cottages; then southwestward, southward, southwestward and southeastward along the said track to the unnamed road leading to Brownrigg; then southward along the said road to and continuing generally southwestward by line of field boundaries to the northern boundary of EW 18; then southwestward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 15; then generally northwestward, northeastward and northward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 21 North Berwick East

Commencing at NG Ref NT 5524 8554 on the northern boundary of EW 20; then generally southeastward along the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area to NG Ref NT 6442 8089 taking in the islands of Craigleith and Bass Rock; then southwestward to and along the centre line of the River Tyne to a point in line with the track known as Ware Road; then westward to and along Ware Road to the A198 road; then southward along the said road to the A1(T) road; then westward along the said road to and southward along the unnamed track leading to Bielmill to the northern boundary of EW 19; then generally westward and northwestward along the said EW boundary to the northern boundary of EW 18; then westward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 20; then northward along said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 22 Dunbar/West Barns

Commencing at NG Ref NT 6442 8089 on the northeastern boundary of EW 21; then eastward along the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area to a point in line with the western curtilage of Lauderdale House at NG Ref NT 6774 7930; then southeastward to and along the western curtilage of Lauderdale House; then southeastward along the High Street to and southwestward along Countess Road; then southward along the centre line of Station Road to the Edinburgh to London Railway Line; then generally southwestward along the said railway line to the eastern boundary of EW 21; then northwestward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 23 Dunbar East

Commencing at NG Ref NT 6774 7930 on the northern boundary of EW 22; then southeastward along the northern boundary of East Lothian Council area to the easternmost point of the said boundary; then southwestward and northwestward along the eastern boundary of East Lothian Council area to the eastern boundary of area of EW 19; then generally northward and northwestward along said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 22; then generally northeastward and northwestward along the southern and eastern boundaries of the said EW to the point of commencement.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect (with minor modifications of a drafting nature) to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of East Lothian Council. The proposals follow on the review of the whole of Scotland undertaken by the Commission in terms of Schedule 5 to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The area of East Lothian Council is divided into 23 electoral wards as described in the Schedule to the Order. In terms of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, the wards apply with effect from the ordinary election of councillors due to take place in May 1999.


(1)
1973 c. 65.

(2)
Schedule 5 was substituted by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), Schedule 13, paragraph 92(67).
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