MINI awards ceremonies could be held in the lead-up to Christmas to highlight the best of Dunbar.

Each year, Dunbar Community Council presents a trio of awards to residents who have made a difference. Traditionally, the awards are handed out during the town’s summer Civic Week celebrations, but coronavirus restrictions meant last year’s accolades were presented virtually in December.

Pippa Swan, chairwoman of the community council, confirmed that plans were being drawn up for this year’s awards.

She said: “We are plainly still bothered by what might or might not be happening with Covid.

“The current plan, I think, would be to try to have mini ceremonies for the people who have won awards – maybe with their closest team-mates, or family and friends.

"It would not be as distant as last year, where we basically went to people’s doorsteps, but we would try to have mini ceremonies rather than one big one.

“I know that is super cautious but we might as well be super cautious.”

The awards ceremony, which dates back to 1982, is made up of The Bowe Cup, Community Council Award and Stephen Bunyan Trophy.

The Bowe Cup highlights the achievement of a youngster from the town, while the Community Council Award recognises the efforts of an adult.

"The Stephen Bunyan Trophy goes to a team or group to mark its achievements in the previous year.