SCOTTISH music and dancing was brought to North Berwick town centre on Saturday evening thanks to a parade held to typically mark the end North Berwick Highland Games.

While the parade went ahead, due to Covid-19 the games themselves have not.

The last North Berwick Highland Games event took place in 2019, with the two-year delay putting an extension on its 25th anniversary celebrations. Organisers are hopeful of holding next year’s event on the first Saturday in August.

This year’s parade was organised on behalf of the Highland Games by Jim Hunter who, when a pupil at North Berwick High School, was a drummer in North Berwick Pipe Band before heading south where he spent 40 years in management with BEA and British Airways.

North Berwick and Haddington Pipe Bands joined Highland dancers from Dunedin Dance Academy, who all performed some well-known songs and dances.

Starting at the main gates to the Lodge Grounds with a massed band, with individual and joint performances also enjoyed, the parade took a trip down Quality Street.

It concluded with the salute being taken by East Lothian Provost John McMillan, accompanied by John Starr, president of North Berwick Highland Games.