The Mart, East Linton

Sun 22 Sept 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Red Note Ensemble

Duration: approx. 45 mins - a promenade performance


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Alicja Wroblewska

Aeolian, by Norwegian composer Maja S K Ratkje, artist Kathy Hinde and Danish accordionist Andreas Borregaard, combines newly-designed air-powered instruments with live musicians to create a new part performance, part kinetic-sculptural work. Inspired by the ‘breath’ of the accordion, Aeolian places Borregaard and his instrument at the centre of the work, both physically and musically.

Autonomous air-activated instruments form a sculptural installation whose sound blends with Red Note’s conventional instruments to create an extraordinary sonic experience in an extraordinary building – East Linton’s historic, beautifully restored, hexagonal Mart.

'With bizarre air-driven contraptions – bellows, fans, snaking tubes and expanding concertinas... Aeolian was an exquisite examination of sound, music, breath and air... lyrical and playful... and utterly bewitching from start to finish'

The Scotsman

The Mart, East Linton

East Linton’s octagonal timber auction mart dates from about 1900, and is one of the few remaining auction halls of its type, for the sale of cattle, pigs and sheep, in Scotland. Similar buildings, of a form favoured in the south of Scotland for livestock sales, can be found at Newton Stewart, Lockerbie, Castle Douglas and Reston.

The site, close to the railway (which arrived in East Linton in 1846), was bought by agricultural pioneer Thomas Mitchell Innes from local farmer George Rennie, whose engineer brother John Rennie built London Bridge. Innes’s intention was to start a market that could capitalise on the new railway’s proximity, and the present structure thrived until East Linton station closed in 1963. Having fallen into disrepair it was recently saved for the community and restored as a public resource.

The Mart, East Linton


The Mart, East Linton
EH40 3DN

Getting there by bus

Bus 120 Dunbar to North Berwick

Getting there by train

No train station

Getting there by car

Off A1



Free car park


Flat but slightly bumpy

Wheelchair Access:

Flat access into venue

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