PLANS to create a new home for Concorde at the National Museum of Flight will be unveiled on Tuesday.

National Museums Scotland, which runs the attraction at East Fortune Airfield, is looking to revamp the facility, which attracted nearly 80,000 people last year.

Dr Gordon Rintoul, director of National Museums Scotland, invited members of the public to attend either of the two public consultation events.

He said: “We are about to begin consultation on our plans for the next stage of development at the National Museum of Flight and warmly invite members of the public to come and hear our plans and tell us what they think.

“We are working with Hoskins Architects to design an entirely new hangar to be built on land right next to the museum’s home at East Fortune Airfield.

“This would provide a permanent home for the museum’s star attraction, Scotland’s Concorde, and help us protect other historically important aircraft which are currently at risk because they are displayed outdoors.

“The new building would enable us to significantly improve the experience for visitors to the museum by creating a new entrance with better public facilities.

“It also presents us with the opportunity to rethink and enhance the presentation of the historic Second World War airfield, which is an important artefact in its own right.”

The plans will be revealed for the first time on Tuesday at Haddington’s John Gray Centre.

The drop-in session, which runs from 3pm to 7pm, will allow members of the public to see the initial designs and also speak to members of the team behind the proposals. A second event takes place 6-8pm at East Linton Primary School on October 24.

Mr Rintoul added: “The National Museum of Flight is already a significant component of East Lothian’s visitor economy and this investment will drive additional employment opportunities and help further stimulate the development of the area’s tourism sector.

“This is the next step in the development of the museum, which started with the arrival of Concorde in 2004 and has seen extensive investment in the site in recent years, including the creation of new exhibitions in 2009 and the restoration and re-display of two original Second World War hangars in 2016.

“We hope that residents will take the opportunity to come along to one of our two planned consultation events, view the design and discuss it with our team. We’re keen to hear what people think of our proposals.”

Ahead of the two exhibitions, National Museums Scotland has contacted East Lothian Council’s planning and economic development and strategic investment departments.

Historic Environment Scotland has also been made aware of the plans, as has Haddington and District Community Council.