FORMER employees of Cockenzie Power Station will have a chance to tour the iconic building and share their memories just a few days before it ceases operation as a coal plant.

Retired workers can enjoy a light lunch and a tour of the site on March 26, as they look back over its 45 years at the heart of the community before it closes on March 31.

Bill Kelly, station manager at Cockenzie, said: "Cockenzie Power Station has been a key part of the communities here in Prestonpans and Port Seton for almost half a century and, before the current station closes, we wanted to offer an opportunity for retired employees to join us for a lunch and tour of the station.

"It will be a chance for those who have worked here to reminisce about the station's history and to share stories and memories.

"This is a small token of thanks for the men and women who have helped to run Cockenzie so efficiently for more than 45 years." For health and safety reasons, numbers are limited, but those who are interested in attending can call Sheena McCaig on 0131 659 4253 to make arrangements.