annual picnic in 1882 was held at Dirleton on Tuesday 6 July.
British Journal of Photography reported:
party, numbering nearly seventy ladies and gentlemen, representatives
being present from Glasgow, Hawick, Liverpool &c. and ... ... after
lunch visited the gardens and grounds of Dirleton Castle, where five
operators set to work and took views of the various points of interest,
as well as views of the whole party, which were accomplished under
dinner the company assembled in one of the parks, and a umber of races
and walking matches were competed for, with suitable prizes for
each. A blindfold barrow race afforded much amusement to all
tea the party joined the train at Dirleton station at seven pm, having
spent a very enjoyable day of varied amusements."