POLICE are investigating allegations of financial irregularities at a Musselburgh nursery which has closed its doors.

Fisherrow Community Nursery revealed to the Courier earlier this month it was struggling to remain open after 40 years of providing facilities in the town.

And this week, as schools returned, it shut its doors with the manager blaming financial constraints and a failure to find enough people to take on roles in the parent management committee which ran it.

Gordon McIntosh said the police investigation was unrelated to the problems which had led to the closure.

He said: "I want to reassure everyone the investigation is a separate, unrelated issue."

Police Scotland said they were called in over the summer to investigate allegations of financial irregularities.

And they said they had launched their investigation in June.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in East Lothian are investigating following a report of financial irregularities at a nursery in Musselburgh.

“The matter was reported to police on Thursday, June 1. Inquiries are currently ongoing.”