The headteacher of Cockenzie Primary School is leaving this summer. . . to take the reins at Law Primary School.

Parents at the North Berwick school were today told that Mrs Jacqui MacKinnon was to replace Mrs Jill Wareham, who announced in April that she was retiring.

In an email, Fiona Robertson, head of education at East Lothian Council, said she was "delighted" to announce that Mrs MacKinnon had "been offered and [had] accepted" the soon-to-be-vacant post.

She said: "Mrs MacKinnon is a very experienced headteacher and is currently headteacher at Cockenzie Primary School.

"Mrs MacKinnon's appointment will be confirmed following completion of pre-employment checks and we anticipate that she will take up post after the summer break."

It is not yet known who will replace Mrs MacKinnon at Cockenzie Primary School.

A spokesperson for East Lothian Council said that the job at Cockenzie would be advertised in due course, though as the selection process is monitored by senior staff and elected members, this may not take place until after the summer.