WORK has begun to transform the boardwalk at Seton Sands, with members of Cockenzie and Port Seton In Bloom joined by other volunteers to brighten up the spot.

The team has been working hard over the last fortnight to create plant beds along one side of the walkway as it carries out landscaping work on the site.

The boardwalk was created two years ago across the road from the holiday village to provide easy access to the beach for wheelchair users and, thanks to grants from the Walk With Scott Foundation and Beach Wheelchairs charity, two beach wheelchairs are available to borrow from Seton Sands.

Cockenzie and Port Seton In Bloom said that the boardwalk, which also has three picnic tables and seats, had become a popular place for locals and holidaymakers all year round and members were delighted to be able to start work on its surroundings.

A spokesperson said: “It was always our intention to landscape the area around the boardwalk and we are delighted that this work has finally got under way.

“Over the last two weeks, members of Cockenzie and Port Seton In Bloom, assisted by several enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers, have transformed one side of the boardwalk.

“A long raised bed has been sited alongside the pavement.

“A rockery has been created at the beginning of the boardwalk.

“Soil was provided by East Lothian Council and the areas planted up with plants suitable for the exposed situation near the sea, which will, in time, provide colour and interest for most of the summer.

“In due course, we hope to make similar improvements to the other side of the boardwalk.”