Brian Small

Councillor for Haddington & Lammermuir

Born, raised and educated in Edinburgh, Brian's career has been in the banking and investment management sectors until his retirement from mainstream business life in 2015.

Brian has worked for RBS, Franklin Templeton Investments and as a consultant at Standard Life Investments for a short period.  The latter stages of his working life were spent in senior relationship management roles and involved substantial global travel far beyond the borders of East Lothian!

Brian has lived in Pencaitland since 1994.  His wife, Karen, has worked at Elphinstone Primary School for 20 years. They have one son, Andrew, who is also a keen party member and is currently completing a PhD thesis in Medieval History.

Brian also sits on the Board of Penumbra a Scottish-based mental health charity and is the Chairman of their trading subsidiary. His other interests include golf, being a Hearts season ticket holder, gardening, listening to an eclectic list of music genres and having occasional nice holidays in warm and sunny places with Karen!

Brian is holding regular surgeries in his ward and they take place on:

The 1st Thursday of every month:

Humbie Village Hall - 1715 to 1745

Trevelyan Hall, Pencaitland - 1800 to 1830

Ormiston Community Centre - 1845 to 1915

The 2nd Thursday of every month:

Morham Village Hall - 1800 to 1830

Garvald Village Hall - 1845 to 1915

Gifford Village Hall - 1930 to 2000

Fletchers Hall, East Saltoun - 2015 to 2045

The 3rd Thursday of every month:

Athelstaneford Village Hall - 1800 to 1830

Meikle Room, Town House Haddington - 1845 to 1930

Bolton Village Hall - 1945 to 2015

No appointment required.  For surgery updates and cancellations visit or call East Lothian Council on 01620 827827.

Brian is also happy to arrange home visits by appointment.

Contact Brian via:

Telephone - 01620 827335 or 07834 337653

Email -