EAST Lothian residents are being warned to expect very strong winds tomorrow (Thursday) - but the county looks set to escape the worst of Storm Caroline.

The storm is expected to hit Scotland tomorrow and Friday, bringing gale-force winds and snow further north and west.

East Lothian, though, is set to get off relatively lightly.

However, the Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of high winds for East Lothian, covering the period from 6am tomorrow morning until 6pm in the evening.

Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to the country, with gusts of 60-70mph expected widely, with the most affected areas set to be higher ground and coastal areas.

Transport across Scotland will likely be affected, with cancellations possible, while there may also be power cuts.

In addition, the Met Office is warning those living on the coast of the likelihood of large waves and spray.

In East Lothian, the wind is set to pick up in strength from about 8pm tonight (Wednesday) and build through the night into tomorrow morning, with the wind likely to be at its strongest by the morning rush-hour.

It is, though, expected to die down by tomorrow evening.

Rain, snow and ice are not currently expected in East Lothian.