The introduction of new Big Belly Bins in North Berwick has been given the go-ahead after the majority of funding was secured by Sustaining North Berwick.

The smart bins will be situated across popular tourist spots in North Berwick with technology that allows council workers to know when they are full.

They will also be artistically enhanced by the work of local artists who are contributing designs which will celebrate the town’s seabird heritage.

These will be connected to QR codes that will take visitors on a seabird trail, learning more about each bird while traversing the town.

North Berwick Community Council agreed at its February meeting to contribute an additional £1,000 to the scheme after previously committing £1,000. North Berwick Rotary has given £500.

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The bins are hoped to be in place by the Easter holidays, with their final locations and designs to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Ruth Hunter Pepper, chair of Sustaining North Berwick, was “delighted” that the plan was coming to fruition and thanked all the groups across North Berwick that had contributed.

Funding had also been secured from North Berwick Trust and St Andrew Blackadder Church, along with input from the Scottish Seabird Centre and East Lothian Council.