WORK on a historic church in the centre of Dunbar should be complete later this year.

Repairs to the stonework and stained glass at Dunbar Parish Church got under way in April.

The scheme costs more than £350,000 and is due to be complete by November.

The Rev Gordon Stevenson, minister at the church, said that a lot of the stonework had been eroded over the years due to the sea air and water.

Funding of £90,000 was secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with other money raised through the church.

Inside the building, disabled access to the apse will be created, as well as exhibition panels telling the story of the church, on the town’s Queen’s Road.

The minister added: “We are having to do some design improvements to eradicate the problems.”

The church was almost totally rebuilt in the 1700s and was severely damaged by a fire in January 1987. Mr Stevenson said that those involved with the church wanted to “make it fit for the next generation”.