A SERIES of life-like sculptures designed to get people thinking about the First World War have been unveiled in Aberlady.

Aberlady Craft Group revealed the statues – made out of paper mache and bubble wrap and painted – as part of the commemorations marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the centenary of the end of the war.

Anne Frost, craft group chairwoman, told the Courier: “We have got different sculptures and things to go round the village and to get people thinking.

“It is mostly in the memorial garden but also in the garden of the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club.”

Last year, the group had a striking display of poppies at the village’s church which attracted international attention. More than 6,000 knitted and crocheted poppies adorned the 40ft long artwork, which stood outside the church and was 11ft high.

Meanwhile, Aberlady will host two events next month, with all proceeds going to Poppyscotland.

The charity supports veterans of the British Armed Forces and their families.

On Friday there is a 1940s-style swing dance in the village hall from 7pm.

People attending are encouraged to get into the spirit of the time and don clothes from the era, with tickets (£6) available from Bakehouse Tea Room, the village store and Post Office.

Then, on November 10, there is a vintage afternoon tea, with people again encouraged to dress up for the era. Films from the 1940s will be shown, as well as the chance for attendees to test themselves with a quiz from 2pm.