AVID Tranent walker, runner and fundraiser Margaret MacLeod has taken to knitting medical and post office worker figures during lockdown, to try to spread a little bit of joy in her neighbourhood.

Margaret, 59, started the venture after being told by a friend that a community midwife was looking for people to knit medical workers wearing masks.

She knitted a few for the midwife and sent them to her.

Then she began knitting medical figures for family members who work in the medical profession, as well as one for Drummohr Care Home in Wallyford, where her dad is currently a resident. The doll, said Margaret, “put a smile on the faces of the staff there”.

She then knitted a postman for her local post office in Tranent, as her brother works for the Post Office and previously managed the Haddington branch.

Since then, the figures have been dotted around the neighbourhood, including on a lamppost outside Margaret’s house in Winton Close and on a bus shelter nearby.

She has also taken to knitting figures for her neighbours, who then donate to NHS Charities Together.

Margaret has also not stopped walking, and completed 524 laps of her house on April 26 for the 2.6 challenge on behalf of Walk The Walk, an event Margaret has taken part in for 13 years and which raises money for breast cancer charities.

The event sees people donning decorated and colourful bras, with Margaret this year decorating hers with 26 colourful hearts, which her neighbours then bought to help raise £240.

She was also due to take part in the Edinburgh marathon last weekend, but instead ran the 26 miles in her local area.