THE Waggonway Project has received a boost after the Walk With Scott Foundation matched funds raised through crowdfunding to support it during lockdown.

The project saw its crowdfunding campaign raise £500 in just 24 hours as supporters backed its appeal for help.

And the foundation offered to match the amount raised in tribute to its founder Scott Glynn, who was a keen supporter of the Waggonway.

Karen Kidd, from the foundation, said: “Scott loved the Waggonway Project and we’re delighted to be able to help with this funding.”

Ed Bethune, from the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, said the project was facing challenges like so many other heritage organisations, as it moved into a third month of its museum – which is based on West Harbour Road, Cockenzie – remaining closed because of lockdown.

The funds raised by the crowdfunding effort and from the foundation will help support the project during the tough current climate and into the future.

Ed said: “We’re hugely grateful to the Walk With Scott Foundation for this incredible gesture at this time, which will help us bring the Waggonway Project through the current challenges and come out stronger on the other side.

“Our thanks go to all those who have donated, it’s a real example of the passion for local heritage and we’re incredibly grateful for the support.”

The group is still fundraising via the JustGiving page and anyone wishing to donate can do so via