CROWDS flocked to train stations and viewing points across the county on Saturday evening, to catch a glimpse of the world-famous Flying Scotsman.

The 1923 steam locomotive passed through East Lothian shortly before 9pm as it made its way to Edinburgh Waverley.

In East Linton, a large crowd gathered at the public park to watch, while there was an impressive turnout at the train stations in Prestonpans and Wallyford, as crowds lined the platform to catch a glimpse of the iconic train.

After travelling to Edinburgh late on Saturday evening, it then took passengers – some who had been booked on the trip since February 2016 – to Fife as part of a three-night trip to Scotland.

It was the second time the Flying Scotsman, which is based at the National Railway Museum in York, has passed through the county since its £4.2 million restoration, after a visit last February.

And it returned south on Tuesday, but travelled down the west coast, and did not pass through East Lothian.