Lachlan Bruce

Councillor for Preston / Seton / Gosford & member of the Association Executive Committee

Lachlan grew up in East Lothian and attended Ross High School.  He has lived in Port Seton since 2010.  Alongside his work as a Councillor for the Preston, Seton & Gosford ward, he also currently works in The Scottish Parliament as a Head of Office to one of the Scottish Conservatives MSPs.  Lachlan has been a member of the Scottish Conservatives since 2009 and first stood for election to East Lothian council in 2012.

His other interests outside of politics include, watching and playing cricket, being a (long-suffering) Rangers season ticket, walking, traveling and reading autobiographies.

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

On the first and third Friday of the month 9.30am - 10.00am at Longniddry Community Centre and from 12noon till 12.30pm at Prestonpans Community Centre

On the second and fourth Friday of the month  2.00pm till 2.30pm at  Aldhammer House, Prestonpans and from 4.00pm till 4.30pm at Port Seton Community Centre

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

Lachlan is also happy to arrange home visits by appointment.

Contact Lachlan via:

Telephone - 01620 827891 or 07834 337633

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Cockenzie Power Station decision 'farcical'

Local Councillor for the Preston, Seton and Gosford ward, Councillor Lachlan Bruce, has responded with disappointment to the decision of the Scottish Government to grant approval for Red Rock to build on the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station.

Scottish Government secrecy Over Inchcape Planning Report

The SNP Government have come under fire this week over their unwillingness the publish the findings and recommendations over the DPEA Report into the Inchcape application at the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station.

Cllr. Bruce calls for public input for upcoming budget

The Council has released their public consultation on the upcoming budget for East Lothian., It is the first look at some of the difficult choices that will be facing all Councillors like myself in the coming weeks .

Fix Our Potholes

This week Michelle Ballantyne, MSP for South Scotland, is calling for the Scottish Government to intervene to improve roads and potholes in East Lothian.