Whiteadder Reservoir (East Lothian)

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Rephotography - Whiteadder Reservoir, East Lothian

Dougie Vipond and landscape photographer Colin Prior visit Whiteadder reservoir as they continue their rephotography project. Euan follows the journey of the famous Edinburgh Christmas tree from felling in the forest to the switch-on of lights. Find out if the Young family are ready to part with their feathered friends in the final instalment of Landward's 'Turkey for Christmas' series.

Landward presenter Dougie Vipond and landscape photographer Colin Prior visit East Lothian to rephotograph the site of Whiteadder Reservoir.

There was once a rural community with a farm and school at the location until it was flooded in 1968 to provide water for the thirsty towns in East Lothian. Millknowe farm and Kingside School had to be demolished and flooded. Even the road along the valley had to be relocated.

Features of the area

East Lothian Group

East Lothian is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Midlothian, and has Haddington as its administrative centre.

The council area was created in 1996 with the same boundaries as the East Lothian district of the then Lothian region.

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