NORTH Berwick RNLI held their annual fete on Saturday – and the weather held out making it a great day for everyone who attended.

The event helps raise funds for the lifeboat station, which is run by volunteers and requires charitable donations to keep going.

It is also a community event that aims to raise awareness of the vital lifesaving role the local lifeboat plays.

Theodora Nikolova was crowned this year’s lifeboat queen by Lady Dalrymple. Her attendants were Emily Wallace and Prue Bott Massie.

North Berwick RNLI spokesperson Rhona Meikle said: “It went pretty well: we were expecting a wash out when we were setting up but it stayed dry.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, so it was a great success.”

The traditional piper-led parade through the town was held and there was a variety of stalls on offer, from a freaky bike, where its handlebars and wheels move in different directions, to throwing wet sponges at human targets!

The town’s D-class inshore lifeboat is called the Evelyn M, named after Evelyn Murdoch whose charitable trust paid for the vessel.

Miss Murdoch’s niece, Helen Hanson, was in attendance at the fete on Saturday.

Rhona added: “It was a really nice atmosphere. We were down on the beach outside the lifeboat station and on the esplanade which was great.

“We’re very happy with how it went and just want to say thank you to everyone who attended and came out to support us. We also want to say thank you to everyone who helped out – from our volunteers to all of the stall holders.”

It might have been fete day but the crew were still on duty and attended a call on Saturday evening while packing up.

Police Scotland required the lifeboat’s assistance in searching for a missing man who was later found safe and well.