A PROJECT to build a skiff boat in Dunbar is "progressing well" - as volunteers seek to complete the project, similar to initiatives already launched in Cockenzie and Port Seton, and North Berwick.

Planking on the boat has been completed, and volunteers at Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club (DCRC) are preparing to paint the skiff's hull.

The club is a non-profit, community-based organisation which is open to people of all ages (under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult), to help build boats and take part in rowing.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, set up to promote the building and racing of St Ayles skiffs around Scotland.

Gavin Tulloch, of DCRC, said: "We received a lot of interest from visitors to our stand at Dunbar lifeboat day, which was great.

"We had a full-size skiff on display which had been kindly lent to us and this allowed visitors to get a first hand impression of these traditional skiffs. As this is a community project which is open to all we would like to encourage as many people as possible to become involved." Anyone interested in donating to the project or helping out in any way can register interest by visiting www.dunbarcoastalrowing.org.uk, or post details to: Membership secretary, Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club, 19 Salisbury Walk, Dunbar, EH42 1WJ.