THE future of Scotland’s National Airshow is unclear after it was announced that it was suspended “for the foreseeable future”.

The aerial extravaganza, which takes place at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, regularly brought thousands of people to East Lothian each year and is one of the county's biggest annual events.

However, National Museums Scotland has confirmed that the event will not be taking place this summer.

The event was postponed in both 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, a spokeswoman for National Museums Scotland has said: “After much deliberation, we have decided to suspend Scotland's National Airshow for the foreseeable future.

“We have come to this decision as a result of the challenging weather conditions in recent years making it difficult for aircraft to fly to the site.

“We will announce details of future event programming at the National Museum of Flight in due course.”

Attractions at the airshow in recent years have included a Wildcat HMA 2 maritime attack helicopter, a 19425 North American T6 Texan aircraft, a 1939 Spartan Executive, a Jet Provost training aircraft, a MiG-5 and a 1943 Catalina flying boat.