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The Scottish Flag Heritage Centre

Door open days

28 September 2019 (09:00 - 18.00)

29 September 2019 (09:00 - 18.00)

East Lothian

This B listed doocot is one of the earliest surviving Scottish examples from the 16th century, built by George Hepburn whose son was the founder and first colonel of the Royal Scots.

Known as a lectern doocot, it is a rectangular structure with lean-to south facing roof and entry holes for pigeons down the slope.

In 1996, the doocot was restored and converted into an interpretative centre where visitors can enjoy an audio-visual dramatization of the traditional origins of Scotland’s flag.


Key Information

Information sheets about the history, function and design of doocots will be available. Map of graveyard and notable memorials/graves.

  • Rear of Athelstaneford Parish Church
  • Athelstaneford
  • EH39 5BE