CLASSIC cars will take to the streets of North Berwick this weekend, raising money for charity in the process.

North Berwick Rotary Club is hosting its fourth Classic Car Tour on Sunday.

About 60 cars will hopefully take part, assembling at the town’s Tesco store from about 9am and leaving at 30-second intervals from 10am.

The 160-mile route will take participants on a drive through East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, with coffee and lunch breaks at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. The tour finishes at Whitekirk Hill with a dinner at 5pm.

Organisers have reminded participants that the event is a tour and not a race.

Drivers are able to stop and take in the surrounding scenery as and when they want.

The tour is raising money for charity, with £30,000 raised for local causes to date over the years. This year, the tour is supporting Pet Fostering, North Berwick Youth Project and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

Prizes will be offered to the furthest-travelled car, the oldest car and the car the judge would most like to drive away in. Participants can also take part in a round-the-route quiz.

Bruce Wilson, one of North Berwick Rotary Club’s presidents for the upcoming year, said: “I want to thank the many local businesses who continually support the many events Rotary are involved in, and help with the Classic Car Tour proved to be no exception.

“We are especially grateful to our main sponsor Gilson Gray for their involvement in this event.

“All in all, we hope that everyone has a fun day and, judging by past reaction, I think that goal is achieved.”

Classic car owners who want to take part are asked to contact Peter Shaw on 07952 626540.

There is no entry fee but each car is expected to pay a minimum of £50 towards the charities. Catering costs are £30 per person.