Longniddry is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, with a population of 2,613 (2001 census).

Longniddry is primarily a dormitory village for commuters to Edinburgh, with good transport links by road and rail (Longniddry railway station is on the North Berwick Line) to the capital. The village is predominantly middle-class in character: over 80% of residents own their own homes, and more than a third of people are in professional or managerial occupations.

The village is largely quiet and has good local, community based resources, including local shops, a library and a community centre. Like many costal towns within East Lothian, Longniddry benefits from its beautiful sandy beach adjacent to the golf course. This stretch of local coastline is known as Longniddry Bents.

Longniddry was a village for the victims of the war and it grew and developed since then.

18th century Gosford House, home of the Earl of Wemyss and March stands on the eastern edge of the village.

Longniddry Primary School

Longniddry Primary School is located in the village. It educates around 350 pupils. In the May 1999 inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education most aspects of the school's performance were rated "Very Good". [ [http://www.hmie.gov.uk/documents/inspection/longniddry_ps01.html "Standard Inspection of Longniddry Primary School and Nursery Class East Lothian Council"] , Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, May 1999] In 2007 Head Teacher Ann McLanachan won the "Scottish Daily Record Award for Lifetime Achievement" after 30 years service at this school. [ [http://www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk/2007awards/lifetime.asp "The Scottish Daily Record Award for Lifetime Achievement - Ann McLanachan – Longniddry Primary School"] , Scottish Education Awards, 20 October 2007] The Scottish Parliament Minister for Education and Young People, Cathy Jamieson visited the school in late 2002 and described its approach to literacy as "using an imaginative approach that has been developed by a range of people in the school who are part of the school team ... I want such good practice to be highlighted." [ [http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/officialReports/meetingsParliament/or-02/sor1212-02.htm "School Standards"] , Official Report, Scottish Parliament, 12 December 2002] The International Union for Health Promotion and Education described Longniddry in 2005 as "one of Scotland’sactive primary schools". [ [http://www.iuhpe.org/upload/File/PE_SH_05.pdf "Global school health promotion"] , International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Volume XII Number 3-4 2005] The school's badminton team won, for the third year running, the Mid and East Primary Schools Quaich, in February 2008. [ [http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/article.php?id=19565&sec=2 "There was three double winners from the county at the Mid and East Lothian Badminton Doubles Championships at Dunbar Grammar last Friday"] , East Lothian Courier, 7 February 2008]


ee also

*Longniddry Bents
*List of places in East Lothian

External links

* [http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/documents/contentmanage/2001%20Census%20-%20Longniddry-2793.PDF 2001 Census Factsheet: Longniddry from East Lothian Council]
* [http://www.longniddrychurch.org Longniddry Parish Church]

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