A CAIRN made up of more than 400 individually painted pebbles has been created in honour for Remembrance Sunday thanks to the dedicated work of groups throughout North Berwick.

The Remembrance cairn is situated outside Abbey Church with pebbles containing touching messages and artwork that lay tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

A cairn is a man-made pile or stack of small stones from Celtic origin that was used as a burial monument or memorial, playing an important role in Scottish history.

Community art group pARTicipate has worked alongside the Bass Rock Community Group to drive forward the project, with young people and groups throughout the town contributing to make the cairn a reality.

Geraldine Prince of pARTicipate said: “There has been an installation at the art space telephone boxes marking Remembrance each year since 2018, our first year of activities and the centenary of the Armistice.

“Since then, this project has grown enormously and last year outgrew the space at Westgate.

“We are delighted that the Abbey Church has made available a space which has enabled more pebbles to be painted by more local groups.

“They can now be displayed so that the community can appreciate them not just as often very moving tributes but also as original, and often exquisite, tiny works of art.”

Alan Nisbet, leader of the Bass Rock Community Group, said: “With over 400 pebbles painted this year, I am really impressed by the participation of so many young people and the help provided by teachers and leaders.

“It is a real testament that our young people have really embraced this project and through this learned more about the sacrifices made by the fallen and why it is important to remember them.”