East Lothian borders the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Its administrative centre is Haddington, although its largest town is Musselburgh.
Musselburgh, the largest settlement in East Lothian, is on the coast of the Firth of Forth, 6 miles east of Edinburgh city centre. The town is served by Lothian Buses, First Edinburgh and Eve Coaches. The A1 goes around the town and joins the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass, before heading into Edinburgh city centre. The A199 goes through the High Street to Edinburgh in the west and to Dunbar to the east.
Besides retail and administration, Haddington is home to various law firms and has industrial capacity beside the Tyne at the Victoria Bridge and around the site of the old station, Lemac. There are various smaller industrial units and garages in the area. Home to the offices of the local newspaper, the East Lothian Courier, Haddington is the home to East Lothian's administration, a boost to the status and local economy of the town, making Haddington an ideal location for a serviced office in East Lothian.