SEASIDE shapes could be suspended over Dunbar High Street this summer.

Consideration is being given to the brightly coloured shapes, which include seashells, starfish and anchors.

Members of Dunbar Community Council are weighing up the idea and, if approved, the structures could be in place in time for the busy tourist season.

Graham Adams, chairman of the town’s Christmas lights committee, is waiting on feedback from fellow community councillors before pursuing the idea further.

He said: “It just brings another interest. It looks fun. It is not just people coming to a plain High Street.

“It is just if somebody is coming from outside it looks interesting rather than what we see year-round.”

The structures, which are made from bio-sourced sugar cane or recycled plastic bottles, are made by a company called Blachere Illumination.

Already, similar designs can be found throughout the country, including a number of towns in Fife, with plans for Aberdeen to follow suit.

Bunting can be found each year on Dunbar High Street and Mr Adams was keen to build on the theme, with the new decorations suspended from wires across the street.

He said: “They should last for a number of years.

“Everything weathers – it is how we sustain that.

“The decorations are round about £70 to £80 per decoration and we are waiting to hear back.”

As many as 80 decorations could be above High Street, at a cost of about £8,000.

Discussions are already taking place with the company, which has premises in Fife, as to whether there would be a bulk discount.

Consideration is also being given to the weather in the coastal town and how it could affect the decorations.

Mr Adams, the community council’s vice-chairman, said: “It is more the wind.

“It can be quite a windy High Street and you might think it is windy on the ground but it is even worse six or seven metres in the air.

“That is one of the queries.”