THE North Berwick Coastal Communities Museum launches a new exhibition which delves into the youth culture of the town.

‘Teenage Kicks 1945-2015’ has been created by North Berwick Youth Project and is the product of over two years of work for the group.

Lauren Cowie, manager of the Youth Project, said: “The young people have been absolutely instrumental in getting this exhibition organised.

“They made some films about what it was like being young in North Berwick today, and these secured funding from the National Lottery for the rest of the exhibition. They worked so hard and it’s really paid off.”

The exhibition includes toys and trinkets from years gone by as well as the chance to see the four films made by the members of the youth group.

The films explore memories of growing up around North Berwick, teenage hangouts both past and present as well as the young people sharing their experiences of being involved in the project.

Stefan Hughes, 13, is part of the Youth Project and was excited to take part.

“We got to interview loads of people who told us how they used to live and what they used to do in the area,” he said. “It was really interesting: though it seemed that so much of the cool things that they had back then aren’t there any more.”

He added: “It would be amazing to see North Berwick have more things for people of my age.”

Some of the exhibitions have already been displayed in a small pop-up event at the Hope Rooms which attracted over 200 people.

Gordon Moodie, curator of the museum, is hoping that its popularity will continue throughout the summer.

“The exhibition will run alongside the usual artefacts that we hold, so there’s a lot to come and see,” he said.

“It’s been amazing working with the Youth Project on this exhibition and the final product is very impressive.”

Sarah Dornan, the youth worker supporting the young people, said: “We really hope as many people will visit the exhibition, which will show what it was like to be young in North Berwick in the past. The young people wanted to make the exhibition as exciting and interesting as possible, so that it is really enjoyable for visitors, who can connect with the displays and share stories of their very own teenage kicks.”

The exhibition opens at the museum, on School Road, on Saturday.