A WEBSITE has been set up detailing various local businesses in East Lothian that offer take-out and delivery services during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak – and more towns and villages are being encouraged to add to it.

North Berwick Community Council wanted to set up similar resource and was working with the local area partnership to do just that.

Hilary Smith, chair of North Berwick Area Partnership, was, at the same time, speaking to David Turnbull, owner of Turnbull's Home Hardware store in North Berwick.

David visited businesses in North Berwick before the 'lockdown' asking for information about their current delivery and take-out options, which was then organised into a list.

Judy Lockhart, chair of North Berwick Community Council, said: “Then just by chance a man called Dan Appelbee messaged us. He lives in Musselburgh but has no connections to any community groups, he just wants to help East Lothian out.”

Dan suggested a website to collate all the information and offered his services to help put it together and www.weelocals.com was born.

It now hosts information on all the shop home delivery and takeaway options in North Berwick but local businesses in East Lothian’s other towns and villages are being encouraged to add their own delivery information.

Some in Aberlady, Cockenzie, Gullane and Dunbar have now done so too.

Judy added: “I’d encourage others to use it and add in their own information so that it is all in one easy to access place.

“In Tesco, the next delivery slot isn’t until April 10 and some older residents don’t know where they can get stuff delivered locally.

“It can also help sustain those businesses in that time.

“The website has been really well received so far and it would be good to roll it out through the other towns.”

If any other businesses want to feature on the site, they should use this link: www.weelocals.com/add-your-business