STORM Hector is making its mark across East Lothian this morning (Thursday) as high winds batter much of the county.

Preparations for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club next month have also been affected.

A marquee at the course has been brought down by the wind - see video here.

And garden waste collections in Humbie and Stenton and surrounding areas were affected after the bin lorry was struck by a tree during its rounds.

A lorry overturned on the A1 near East Linton, shutting the road - read the full story here.

Scottish athlete Jamie Bowie tweeted a picture of himself being blown off his feet while at Meadowmill earlier this morning.

It was due to host the East Lothian Secondary Schools County Athletics Championship but that has been postponed until next week because of the weather.

Campie Primary School in Musselburgh have also been forced to cancel their sports day (see tweet below). . . 

There has also been damage to the gardens at Winton Castle, near Pencaitland. 

A number of schools in the county have experienced internet problems this morning although it is not know if the issue is weather related.

A yellow warning for the storm remains in place across the county until 3pm