A COMMUNITY protest against cuts to hours at a local library has led to it reopening at weekends.

Residents launched a campaign to stop East Lothian Council's plans to cut back opening hours at Port Seton Library after the move brought an end to evening and Saturday sessions.

The local authority said it is now planning to reopen tjhe library on Saturday mornings following feedback from its customers.

Councillor Fiona O'Donnell, who attended a public meeting with fellow ward councillor Lachlan Bruce to hear concerns about the reduced hours, welcomed the move and thanked council officers for "their hard work and listening to the community".

She said: "The community has made the difference here."