What do you do when you visit the wonderfully varied coastline of East Lothian? You can visit castles, play golf, go paddling at the beach, pursue water sports, visit harbours or send postcards to friends with the message “Wish you were here”.

To illustrate these activities, local graphic artist Thomas Small has created six large graphic illustrations, which will complement the next exhibition at the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick, all about the dynamic life of Scotland’s coasts. 

Thomas explained; “I have illustrated these seaside activities with the backdrop of well known coastal features such as Tantallon Castle, Craigleith Island, the Bass Rock and of course Berwick Law itself. Whilst I experimented with various styles, it was fitting to draw them in the style of the classic railway poster of the 1930s to 1950s, when sending a postcard was seen as an essential part of any holiday”. 

The images which, full size, are over two metres high, will be back-lit by the windows in the former café area of the museum when it finally re-opens. We look forward to seeing you there.

School Road, North Berwick
Re-opens 8 April 2021 subject to government guidelines. Please check website for updates: coastalmuseum.org