A PUBLIC meeting is being held tomorrow amid growing concern about cuts to Port Seton Library's opening hours.

The library will no longer open at weekends or in the evening from next week after East Lothian Council reduced its weekly opening hours to just 19 hours a week.

Local residents reacted angrily to the news with an online petition launched calling for the changes to be scrapped.

Local ward councillors Fiona O'Donnell and Lachlan Bruce will attend the meeting which is being held in Port Seton Centre at 11.30am.

Port Seton Library is based in Port Seton Centre, which is open 9am-8.45pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4.30pm on Saturdays

The library will be open on Monday 2-5pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm, Thursday 2-6pm and Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

The council said usage at Port Seton had fallen from 12,752 borrowed items three years ago to 11,302 last year.