Wel­come to the 12th 3 Har­bours Arts Fes­ti­val, East Lothian’s much loved and most diverse arts fes­ti­val.


This year we are remem­ber­ing John Bel­lany CBE RA (1942–2013) who would have been 75 on 18th June. John was born in Port Seton and was one of Scotland’s most out­stand­ing con­tem­po­rary artists. His links to Port Seton remained strong through­out his life and in 2005 he was made the first Free­man of East Loth­i­an.

The pupils of Pre­ston Lodge High School have been inspired by John’s paint­ings to cre­ate their own trib­ute through paint and sculp­ture. We are delight­ed to dis­play their work in Chalmers Church (venue 12) and also to include some of their won­der­ful art­work through­out the brochure.

We have a John Bel­lany trail which starts in ‘The Har­bour Gallery’ Port Seton. As well as this we are hold­ing a Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion with the theme ‘Port Seton, Cocken­zie and Pre­ston­pans, the her­itage, the peo­ple, the place’ with the win­ner receiv­ing £100. We hope to make this an annu­al event. Port Seton library will be play­ing the DVD ‘John Bel­lany: Child­hood by The Sea ‘pro­duced by Pre­ston Lodge High School’s Film Club.

The fes­ti­val con­tin­ues to be a diverse fes­ti­val with artists, music, events & work­shops through­out the vil­lages of Port Seton, Cocken­zie & Pre­ston­pans. Won­der­ful arts & crafts adorn walls and rooms, and we hope you enjoy the vari­ety of art work on dis­play. There are numer­ous events, from the guid­ed walk of Scotland’s first rail­way, the 1722 Wag­gonway, to an after­noon of songs, sto­ries and dra­ma from local musi­cians, sto­ry­tellers, writ­ers and poets in the Gothen­burg in Pre­ston­pans. Not to be missed, The Dias­po­ra Tapes­try will be on dis­play in Pre­ston­pans Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.

We also have sev­er­al work­shops, from play­ing a ukulele, to paint­ing a bee­hive. The Light­house Com­mu­ni­ty Hub in Pre­ston­pans once again plays host to a great selec­tion of music through­out the fes­ti­val week. Don’t miss North Sea Gas on Sat­ur­day 10th June. With some­thing for every­one, you will find a warm wel­come await­ing you at the 3 Har­bours Arts Fes­ti­val 2017. Enjoy!

“We would like to thank every­one who has sup­port­ed and con­tributed to mak­ing the 3 Har­bours Arts Fes­ti­val the fan­tas­tic fes­ti­val that it is. Each year we are delight­ed at how the fes­ti­val has devel­oped and grown with your sup­port.

A huge thank you to all the vol­un­teers, who work extreme­ly hard to ensure this great com­mu­ni­ty fes­ti­val con­tin­ues. A spe­cial thank you to all the par­tic­i­pat­ing artists, musi­cians and per­form­ers, as well as all the local venues and hous­es that kind­ly open their doors for the fes­ti­val.

Our thanks to the pupils of Pre­ston Lodge High School for design­ing a large selec­tion of won­der­ful paint­ings for this years brochure. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Abbie David­son, whose image adorns the front cov­er of the brochure.

We would also like to thank Rosy Nay­lor, our brochure and leaflet design­er, and a spe­cial thank you to EAE mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ists, who con­tin­ue to spon­sor our leaflet, poster and brochure dis­tri­b­u­tion. Thank You.”