Sunday 23rd July 2023

The Kirkin’ of the Honest Lad and Honest Lass marks the true beginning of Festival Week. This community service will be held in St Michael’s Church, Inveresk at 11.00 and a warm welcome is extended to everyone.

At 10.30 our Honest Lad, Honest Lass and Attendants will lead the procession of Parliamentary and Council representatives, Past Honest Lads and Honest Lasses, local community groups and organisations. The procession will leave from The Town Hall towards St Michael’s Church, Inveresk via Newbigging.

The service will be followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Old Parish War Memorial outside St Michael’s Church, Inveresk where the Honest Lad and Honest Lass will lay the traditional anchor wreath.

The service will be streamed live and can be found on St Michaels Inveresk YouTube channel. 


This is the go to platform for Musselburgh Festival. Dating back to 1936, our week long annual celebration honours the traditions of our Town and brings our community together.