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Aerial View of the complex

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The Bridge Centre


Scottish charity number: SCO19857



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A brief history

The Bridge Centre was established as a community facility in 1967. Based in restored mill-workers’ cottages owned by the Lamp of Lothian Collegiate Trust, the Centre offers a generic programme of activities to the people of Haddington and the surrounding area.

The Bridge Centre is managed by a Board of Directors. It is also led by a Supporters Group made up of local people and representatives of user groups and community organisations. The Centre was accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue on 13th February 1992. Our declared aim as laid down in our Constitution is as follows:-

“The aim of the Centre shall be charitable namely to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Haddington and its environs without distinction of political religious or other opinions, the objects of the Centre being:-

a) To bring together in association the inhabitants, voluntary organisations and local authorities in a common effort to advance educational and further the health of the said inhabitants;

b) To provide a meeting place and other facilities for the purposes of social welfare, leisure, recreation and education so that the conditions of life of the said inhabitants may be improved; and

c) To secure the provision of and/or maintain a community centre and provide for its upkeep and management (in co-operation with the appropriate local authority where circumstances require) in furtherance of the aforementioned objects or any of them.”


mill-workers cottages

Left - The Bridge Centre taken many years ago - the derelict mill-workers cottages

Right - The Poldrate Mill showing the wheel

The Poldrate Mill

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11 Poldrate


East Lothian

EH41 4DA


Tel: 01620 823137




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