Aberlady in East Lothian dates from early Anglo Saxon times. It also served as the port for Haddington. The village was developed by the local estate owner in the 19th century. Today it is best known for its RSPB reserve and for its golf course.
This type of small town is a suburban or commuter locality with a prevalence of higher income and private housing. A large proportion of the population are over 45, and many are retired. Many people own their home. There is also a high proportion of people in professional employment and a high proportion of residents are educated to HNC level or above. Many residents own two or more cars.
Aberlady is a dependent to interdependent town.