ORGANISERS of the 3 Harbours Arts Festival have thanked supporters following the success of their first online event after 16 years of live community festivals.

The festival ran from July 3 to 11 at

In previous years, the festival was a multi-venue live event throughout Cockenzie, Port Seton and Prestonpans but the decision to move it online was made earlier in the year when coronavirus restrictions were tighter.

The festival presented a variety of short films, music videos, local activities and a gallery of artwork submitted by East Lothian artists on the website across the week.

Organisers were passionate about producing a virtual festival that helped artists, connected people, inspired creativity and aired projects that had recently taken place throughout East Lothian.

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The 3 Harbours Festival took to Facebook to thank the community for their ongoing support, saying: “We would like to say thank you to artists, musicians, video makers, Zoomers and schools who have contributed towards our first online festival.

“Also a big thank you to those who have visited the website and joined the live Zooms, we hope that you have enjoyed the variety of local arts.

“It’s been a challenge to create online what we normally do live, but the support and positivity from our collaborators has meant that we have been able to build a virtual festival and we have been delighted with the response.

“The gallery and shop hosted by Etsy closed on Sunday but the rest of the online festival will continue to be available at

“Thank you to all and to our sponsor Seagreen 1A Wind Energy.”

One Facebook user said: “Wonderful effort in difficult circumstances, there was lots of stuff to see and join in. Well done team!”