A POPULAR DJ and television presenter will return to Musselburgh Racecourse to host an after party at Stobo Castle Ladies Day next month.

DJ, television presenter and podcast host Edith Bowman will host the After Racing Party at the Stobo Castle Ladies Day on Friday, August 20.

Edith hosted the last Stobo Castle Ladies Day celebrations at Musselburgh Racecourse in 2019.

East Lothian Courier: Picture: Jess Shurte Photography

Picture: Jess Shurte Photography

The former Radio 1 DJ, who now presents the weekly Soundtracking podcast on which she interviews film-makers about their musical influences, will take to the decks following the final race at the East Lothian track.

More than 5,000 spectators are expected to attend the summer racing event which will be the largest race day staged at Musselburgh since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Anstruther-born Edith has had a number of high-profile radio and television presenting roles, including most recently The BAFTA Awards alongside co-host Dermot O’Leary.

Aisling Johnston, Musselburgh Racecourse marketing manager, said: "We are delighted Edith is able to join us at what is our premier race day of the summer flat season.

"Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we are pulling out the stops to stage a boutique Ladies Day, which will be smaller in scale but will have all the trappings of our traditionally glamorous event.

"Edith was a huge hit when she last appeared at Musselburgh and we are sure our guests on August 20 will make it another special afternoon and evening, as she puts the seal on what we hope will be a superb afternoon of high fashion and first class sport."

East Lothian Courier: Picture: Jess Shurte Photography

Picture: Jess Shurte Photography

Edith Bowman added: "I am delighted to be returning to Musselburgh for Stobo Castle Ladies Day and I can promise for the 5,000 guests attending that we will make this a day to remember.

"It has been such a challenging time for many of us and this will be a great occasion to let our collective hair down, to laugh and dance with friends and to just be in the company of those dear to us."

Jenni Watts, Stobo Castle marketing director, said: "Stobo Castle Ladies Day is well established as one of Scotland’s most stylish, exciting and fun events of the summer and we are very pleased to continue our long association with Musselburgh Racecourse.

"Staging this key event is an important step forward for the hospitality sector as we welcome back guests who have supported both our businesses through the difficult challenges of the last 18 months."

East Lothian Courier: Picture: Alan Rennie

Picture: Alan Rennie

General admission tickets for Stobo Castle Ladies Day are selling fast and with fewer than 800 tickets remaining, people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information visit www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk