EAST Lothian’s heritage gems are featuring in a new online series which is being shown on Dig It! TV.

The programmes, which air through website YouTube, take a look at some of the lesser-known locations in the county in a series which has been dubbed #UncoveringEastLothian.

A series of six videos created in partnership with presenter Saga Crawford have been uploaded to YouTube, along with additional shorter videos revealing hidden details and quirky stories about the sites for release on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks to funding from East Lothian Council, the project features everything from a weathered seaside fortress to Scotland’s oldest brewery.

Episodes cover The Bass Rock; Belhaven Brewery; Dunbar Town House Museum; Dunbar Harbour, Castle and Battery; The North Berwick Witch Trials; and Traprain Law.

Dr Jeff Sanders, project manager at Dig It!, said: “Making this series of videos has been a real eye-opener to some great places to visit.

“I regularly pop over to East Lothian from Edinburgh but I wasn’t aware of all of these amazing hidden gems and the stories behind them.

“Whatever your interests, there is a story for you in East Lothian.”

Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council spokesperson for economic development and tourism, said: “We were delighted to support this project, which digs deeper into the history of our wonderful heritage.

“These videos will, I’m sure, encourage local people to revisit some of their favourite spots and help visitors plan their must-see destinations while enjoying the best of East Lothian’s tourism offering, from great accommodation and food and drink to heritage, culture and stunning landscape.”

Dig It! TV is co-ordinated by the Dig It! project, which celebrates and shares Scottish archaeology. The YouTube channel comprises more than 50 freely available videos which cover topics such as medieval hospitals, excavations and hidden heritage gems.

To subscribe to Dig It! TV, visit YouTube.com/DigItTV