THE cream of East Lothian sport was recognised at tonight's Celebrating Sport awards at The Brunton in Musselburgh.
Celebrating Sport 2018 is an awards ceremony organised by East Lothian Council to recognise and to celebrate the achievements of the sportspeople and sports clubs within the county.

Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Derek Oliver was named Sports Person of the Year.

While winner of the Sports Person with a Disability of the Year was tennis star Luke Turnbull.

Young Sports Person of the Year was swimmer Stefan Krawiec, who holds multiple age-group Scottish records.

The winner of the Inspiring in East Lothian award was youngster Charlie Kay, who raised hundreds of pounds for local charities through a mammoth walk, swim and cycle, despite having cerebral palsy.

Olivia Taylor (Ross High School hockey) and Andrew McKnight (Haddington & District Amateur Swimming Club) were joint recipients of the Young Volunteer of the Year accolade while Douglas Lonie, of Saltire Team Gymnastics Club, was named Volunter of the Year.

Saltire's Margaret Kerr was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for three decades' service to gymnastics.

And Bruce Halloran, head coach of East Lothian Swim Team, was chosen as Performance Coach of the Year.

North Berwick netball coach Karen Wightman took the award for Community Coach of the Year and Haddington Hockey Club were named Sports Club of the Year.

Team of the Year went to Longniddry Villa's Scottish Cup-winning 2003s footballers.

See next week's Courier for more from the awards night plus photos from the evening.