REPAIRS costing £25,000 at the home of Dunbar’s Christmas lights should be complete before Christmas Day.

Concerns have regularly been made about the state of the town’s Corn Exchange, off High Street.

The building, which dates back to 1885 and is now used to store the lights, has fallen into a state of disrepair.

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council said last Friday: “Work is due to start next week with the erection of scaffolding first.

“The work, primarily, is to ensure the building is wind and water-tight and will include replacing/repairing slates and roof tiles, removing any vegetation on roof and guttering, repair/replace cast iron drainage pipes/guttering, roof flashing work.

"The project costs are around £25,000 and the work is expected to take six to eight weeks.”