Local artists are helping to raise funds the Hollies Community Hub which provides services for the elderly in Musselburgh.

Members of Musselburgh Art Club are holding their annual exhibition at the hub, with 20 per cent of each painting sold going to the Hollies.

The display is expected to run until the end of May, with new works of art being shown from June 1.

The Hollies, in the High Street, provides a lunch club for elderly people as well as a public cafe where the works of art are on show.

Andy Malone, club spokesperson, explained: "Musselburgh Art Club, which was formed in 1969, held an annual exhibition at the Musselburgh Town Hall until 2019. Unfortunately the building is no longer in use and there is no information regarding it's refurbishment for the forseeable future.

"It was unfortunate that our members couldn't display their works in their local town regularly. So our committee and the Hollies decided to help each other out by displaying our paintings on their cafe walls.

"The standard of art is extremely high so it's well worth dropping in to use the Hollies facilities and, at the same time, view our artwork. We are hoping to refresh the exhibited works every three months and display some of Musselburgh and the surrounding areas."

Liz Shannon, manager at The Hollies, said: "We are delighted to have the Musselburgh Art Club exhibiting their work in the Hollies cafe. It has attracted a lot of interest and brightens the place up. Anyone is welcome to come in to view and buy the art between 9.30 am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

"The exhibition has been running from March 1 and two paintings have been sold so far - 20 per cent of each painting sold goes to The Hollies funds."

Art club members meet at their Bridge Street studio.

Anyone interested in joining the club, including young artists or art students, and local businesses which would like to give sponsorship, can email info@musselburghartclub.com