A cherry picker struck a ground floor flat on North Berwick’s Quality Street yesterday, causing damage to the property and narrowly missing a window.

The aerial work platform was being used by tradesman painting window sills late yesterday afternoon on the block of flats next to No.12 Quality Street bar and bistro.

One resident told the Courier: "The cherry picker was being moved from the top of the building to the bottom when a section of the machine became wedged into the ground floor flat. Thankfully, no-one was hurt."

The fire service were called to attend amid reports that the cherry picker had tipped over, struck the wall and trapped some workmen.

The men were uninjured and managed to climb down unaided, the fire service told the Courier.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5pm on Thursday, November 19 to reports of a collision involving a cherry picker in North Berwick.

"Operations Control mobilised one appliance to the town's Quality Street, where firefighters worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene.

"There were no casualties."