MUSSELBURGH Museum is due to reopen today (Thursday) after it closed its doors three weeks ago for repairs following a leak from the ceiling.

The High Street visitor attraction will host its third and final exhibition of the year which will tell the story of the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh and the tapestry which is being created around it.

On display will be samples of work in connection with the tapestry which has been commissioned by the Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield Group.

Designed by Andrew Crummy, the artist behind the Great Tapestry of Scotland and Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry, it is being worked on by a group of stitchers under the expert guidance of Liz Neilson.

Funding was obtained from the Musselburgh Common Good Fund and Sir Hugh Fraser’s Trust for the project.

It is hoped that stitchers will be at the museum to give demonstrations to visitors during the exhibition which will run until September 28.

Also on show will be information about the history of the battle which was fought in the Musselburgh area on Friday, September 10, 1547 – the last battle fought between the Scots and English.

The local campaign to establish a Battle of Pinkie Cleugh visitor centre on the site of the derelict Crookston School at Wallyford will be highlighted.

Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group runs the museum in partnership with East Lothian Council which owns the building.

The leak from the ceiling happened during recent bad weather and affected the office and corridor area. The museum and exhibits were not damaged.

The affected area has now been dried out and repairs undertaken.

A spokesman for the museum and heritage group added: “The museum is now safe for the volunteers to recommence their duties and to reopen. The building has checked ensuring that a repeat should not recur. There was no damage to the main exhibition area.”

The museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10.30am-4pm each day. Admission is free.

The opening of the new exhibition came in the same week as the annual Battle of Pinkie Cleugh commemoration, organised by the Old Musselburgh Club, which took place on Tuesday at the memorial stone at Crookston.