Celtic rock band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, have made a splash in the county after delivering energetic performances at two care homes today.

The shows came as part of Care Home Open Week at Muirfield and Fidra House nursing homes in Gullane and North Berwick.

Care Home Open Week aims to connect care homes nationwide with their local community and give the facilities a chance to showcase their services.

The band are dubbed ‘the most famous bagpipe band on the planet' and came to the spotlight in 2007 having starred on the BBC show When Will I Be Famous.

The Scottish-based outfit have since travelled the globe performing in front of packed crowds, but visited the county as part of a "whirlwind two-day" tour of care home across the country.

The lucky East Lothian care homes are owned and operated by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group and it was delighted to welcome the stirring performances to its facilities.

Peter McCormick, managing director of Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group, said: “We were delighted to welcome Red Hot Chilli Pipers to both our homes in East Lothian today. As you might expect, it was a highly-spirited performance which our residents, staff, and invited guests thoroughly enjoyed.

“We are really pleased to have the band’s support during Care Home Open Week where they are performing at all of our seven nursing homes. It’s an ideal way to mark the occasion, which celebrates the important role of care homes in the communities where they operate.”