Robert Noble Commemoration 2017

On the 100th anniverary of Robert Noble's death we wish to clebrate his life and work. He settled in East Linton, but had travelled and painted abroad. His works are displayed in national public collections. He was a Royal Scottish Academician and also a founder member and first president of the Society of Scottish Artists, which opened doors for so many young painters and from the first admitted women. He was a prolific painter, depicting many scenes around East Linton and the Dunpender area, as well as further afield. He was also an active member of the local community and Prestonkirk, serving as an elder. He is buried at Prestonkirk, with a tombstone and plaque erected to his memory.

One of his major works, East Linton at dusk can be seen in East Linton Library.

An exhibition of his works was on at the John Gray Centre Museum in Haddington earlier in the year visit

A book outlining his life and paintings is also available in hardback or paperback form, this has sold well already. Contact Helen at

There is also a competition open to all East Lothian Residents to paint a landscape of East Lothian, inspired by Robert Noble's paintings. The deadline for entries is Saturday 16th September 2017. The prizes are as follows:

2 major prizewinners - being awarded a Robert Noble Centenary medal and a £100 Art Materials voucher to a Junior and Senior artist.

There will also be a Junior and Senior "Highly Commended" award of a £50 Art materials voucher each.

The entry form can be seen by clicking here.