Welcome to the
Lothian Mineworkers Convalescent Home Trust
Whatton Lodge is situated in Gullane East Lothian; it is a listed Category B Building and was first purchased in 1947 by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. It offers spectacular views overlooking Gullane Bay, features traditional Scottish décor, wood panelled rooms and open fireplaces and comprises 11 bedrooms with an adjoining 5 bedroom cottage situated in beautiful grounds.
It has been open to ex-miners, the widows of ex miners, and their families. But with the closure of the mining industry the Trust opened the Lodge to the elderly and carers living in East Lothian. Midlothian. Edinburgh, and other parts of Scotland.
With the closure of the mining industry income ceased and for the last 20 years the Lothian Mineworkers Convalescent Home which is a charity has been funded by East Lothian and Midlothian Councils contributions from the residents during their stay, other fund raising activities and maintenance of the building through the Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund.
Whatton Lodge has direct access to Gullane Bents. The village of Gullane is within walking distance; there are regular bus service to North Berwick and Edinburgh.
How to make a booking
Application forms to visit Whatton Lodge for a 10 day holiday / break can be obtained by email on LMCHTrust@yahoo.co.uk or by telephone on 01620 842278
What we offer ...
The L.M.C.H Trust provides 10 days respite / break for more than 350 residents each year. The Trust has been providing respite / care since 1947 and with the closure of the Lothian coal fields and the reduction in income contributed weekly from miners wages the Trust since 2000 has received financial support from East Lothian, Midlothian Councils and by fundraising from various sources.
The Trust operates 11 intakes of a 10 day stay / full board x 32 residants each intake during the Spring, Summer and Christmas months. The Trust since 2000 has extended respite / break to any senior citizens including carers from East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh.
8 singles or flexible accommodation – 4 twins and 4 family rooms.
Ramp access, stair lift, wheel chairs and electric buggies available.
Entertainment and games take place on a regular basis.
Enjoying sunshine in Gullane.
Seats 32 providing breakfast, lunch and evening meal.