Her Majesty the Queen was in outstanding form on Sunday at the Royal Windsor Horse Show – which marked the start of her platinum jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth has been a regular visitor to East Lothian, first visiting the county as monarch in 1956, and, among other occasions, visiting Haddington in 2007, North Berwick in 2009 and Musselburgh in 2016.

To celebrate her 70th year on the throne, platinum jubilee celebrations will be taking place throughout East Lothian. On June 2, two jubilee beacons will be lit in Cockenzie and Port Seton, accompanied by a parade.

And in North Berwick, a fête is being organised by North Berwick Community Council and the harbour trust, with stalls and a baking competition and the lighting of the jubilee beacon in the evening.

A beacon is also being lit in Dunbar on June 3, followed by street parties throughout the county on June 5, including a jubilee party in Dirleton and a jubilee lunch on York Street, North Berwick.

The Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust will also be opening a special exhibition in its new museum in Prestonpans Town Hall, which will remain open until the end of September.

Tree-planting for the Queen’s Green Canopy Project continues, with hundreds of trees already planted by local schools, community groups and residents of East Lothian to celebrate the jubilee.

I would encourage you to consider planting a jubilee tree to celebrate the Queen and support sustainable growing in East Lothian.

The Queen epitomises the best of public service and it is outstanding to think of her work here and overseas.

The Queen has met people from all walks of life in East Lothian and she has my sincere and heartfelt thanks for her 70 years of service.