DOZENS of tyres donated to a primary school for an outdoor play project ended up scattered across Musselburgh Athletic's grounds over the weekend.

The junior football club launched an appeal for witnesses on social media after discovering 25 tyres dumped at Olive Bank on Sunday evening.

However, within a few hours it was revealed that they had been taken from neighbouring Campie Primary School's playground and thrown over the adjoining wall.

A spokesperson for the school said the tyres had been donated to them as part of a loose parts play initiative.

The project, which has proved a big hit at schools, encourages children of different ages to play together using the items to spark their imagination in games.

The tyre delivery came just before the May Bank holiday and staff at the school were relieved to discover they had not gone too far.

A spokesperson for East Lothian Council said: "The school is being reunited with the tyres and glad to have them back. No other damage was done and how they migrated to Olive Bank remains a mystery."