DO NOT let the wet put a dampener on your weekend, there are still plenty of things on offer throughout East Lothian to keep everyone entertained.

The Courier has put together a list of five of the top things to do between this evening (Friday) and Sunday.

Whether it is gala day celebrations or caber-tossing and tug-of-war, there is something for everyone.

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1. Nungate Gala

A SPECIAL tartan is to be unveiled this weekend to mark the Nungate Gala celebrations.

Last year, a call was made for Nungate residents to come up with their own design for a Nungate Tartan.

More than a dozen entries were submitted, with the design of local resident Kate Cowan coming out on top.

The concept was then registered and produced by Strathmore Weavers.

Gala celebrations get under way at noon tomorrow (Saturday) and run through to 4pm.

The crowning of this year’s Gala Queen, Olivia McCulloch, takes place at 12.30pm followed by a procession through Haddington.

Among the attractions at the gala are a bonnie baby and fancy dress competition, as well as plenty for youngsters including bouncy castles and other rides.

There will also be a demonstration from W3L Wrestling to mark the 23rd Nungate Gala.

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2. North Berwick Highland Games

A HUGE crowd is expected at tomorrow's (Saturday) North Berwick International Highland Games.

The Recreation Park gathering is the Games’ 24th anniversary.

There is lots on offer from traditional heavy events to music, sport, children’s rides and trade stalls.

Performances from 85 pipe bands from more than 15 countries give the day a truly international feel.

Highland dancers of various ages will be performing a number of traditional Scottish dances to crowds in the south west corner of the park.

The heavy events include tossing the caber, throwing the hammer and tug of war.

The main arena will play host to a 60-yard sprint for the first time, with various handicap races planned.

Around the park, there will be various craft and trade stalls, children’s rides and a demonstration from the Lammermuir Stick Dressing Society.

The Games begin at 9am at Recreation Park.

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3. Fringe by the Sea

WHETHER you like comedy, literature or live music, there is plenty on on offer in North Berwick.

The curtain comes down on Fringe by the Sea on Sunday but there is still much to see before then.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Channel 4 journalist Cathy Newman is in the Simpson and Marwick Spiegeltent at 11am.

We know of Emmeline Pankhurst, Vera Brittain, Marie Stopes and Beatrice Webb.

But who remembers engineer and motorbike racer Beatrice Shilling, who fixed an often-fatal flaw in the Spitfire, allowing the RAF’s planes to soar to victory?

Cathy Newman's book 'Bloody Brilliant Women' looks at some of the pioneering women in history.

Then, at 1pm, in the same venue, there is a chance to hear from Ian Rankin.

The much-celebrated Scottish author has seen his books starring John Rebus translated into 36 different languages and sold in their millions.

Eddi Reader rounds off the night on Saturday from 9pm.

Then, on Sunday, Lord David Steel is in conversation with Gordon Brown from noon in the Simpson and Marwick Spiegeltent.

A Pet Shop Boys Tribute then performs at 8pm in the same venue.

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4. Ladies Scottish Open

TOP quality golfing is on display at The Renaissance Club tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open is due to come to a close on Sunday.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won the competition 12 months ago at nearby Gullane Golf Club but can she repeat the feat at another county course?

Unfortunately, it looks like Catriona Matthew's chances of winning are over.

The North Berwick-based golfer is on +7 after completing her two rounds and is unlikely to make the cut.

Entry to the event is free of charge.

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5. Football

THREE of the county's senior football teams are at home on Saturday.

Haddington Athletic welcome Leith Athletic along the A1 to Millfield.

The visitors sit second in the table with two wins and a draw from the opening three games.

Meanwhile, Joe Hamill's Hi Hi know they cannot afford many slip ups in a league where only one team is guaranteed promotion.

They have picked up four points from their opening three games and will be hoping that home advantage is key.

Alex Jack Cup action takes centre stage in Dunbar and Musselburgh.

Dunbar United have enjoyed a promising start to their Premier Division season and will be looking to back that up against Dunipace.

The Denny-based side are in the same league as Haddington Athletic and have six points from their opening three games.

Finally, Musselburgh welcome Peebles Rovers - another Conference A team - to Olive Bank.

The visitors are yet to taste victory this season, with Musselburgh having picked up a 2-1 win over Sauchie Juniors last time out.

All three games kick-off at 2.30pm.