PICTURES of rainbows are popping up across East Lothian to encourage people to stay positive during the coronavirus outbreak.

From Musselburgh to Athelstaneford and from Dunbar to Dirleton, youngsters have created brightly coloured images to spread a little bit of cheer.

Postman Johnston Craig, who is based in North Berwick, said the pictures brought a smile to his face when he was out making deliveries last week.

The 60-year-old said: “People saw me taking pictures of them and putting them on Twitter.

“Because I am a rural postie, lots of people know me, maybe more than a city postie.

“The pictures got lots of likes on Twitter and Instagram just because it is local people.

“It has started to mushroom.

“It is not just on my round but a national thing.”

Mr Craig, who lives in Dirleton, said he spotted the pictures wherever he went on his round, which takes him from Fenton Barns to Drem, Camptoun and Athelstaneford.

He added: “I got a lovely message yesterday written by a couple of the kids, thanking me for staying working.

“It’s something to laugh about.”

The postman also praised the community for their ongoing spirit during the outbreak.

He said people still asked how he was and added "stay safe".

He told the Courier: "I regularly get given a variety of treats ranging from eggs to jams, chutneys and marmalades, honey, scones, cakes and this week, the commodity more precious than gold – hand sanitiser to keep me safe."