A LARGE crowd gathered at North Berwick Harbour on Monday for a concert to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

Organised by North Berwick Community Council and North Berwick Harbour Trust, the concert featured performances from The Gospel Choir North Berwick and North Berwick Pipe Band.

The concert ran from 7pm and saw hundreds turn out to enjoy the celebration.

Dog boutique Barker and Bone on North Berwick High Street won North Berwick Community Council’s competition for best window display; their display featured a hand-made carriage cutout and flags.

Patrick Gammell, Deputy Lieutenant for East Lothian, was in attendance to read out a message from the King.

He said: “The concert was held in the open air on the esplanade in the harbour and we were lucky that, though a little overcast, we were spared much in the way of actual rain.

“Everyone was in good spirits and there must have been a crowd of at least 200.

“The main players were the North Berwick Pipe Band and The Gospel Choir North Berwick. Both performed very well and were each accompanied by groups of dancers.

“It was wonderful to see so many young people performing; one of the Highland dancers can’t have been much more than five years old!

“The evening finished with the pipe band and gospel choir combining for rousing renditions of Flower of Scotland and then God Save the King.

“It was all very well organised by North Berwick Community Council, assisted by the harbour trust, the harbour helpers, Rotary and the Bass Rock Community Group.

"It was a very good way to round off a weekend of both local and national celebrations.”

The message from the King read: “Both my wife and I are enormously grateful to all the communities, families, neighbours and friends who are coming together across the UK and the Commonwealth to mark our coronation.

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts to organise such celebrations and very much hope that they will be enjoyable and happy occasions.

“As we look towards the future, we feel deeply touched and sustained by the heartfelt good wishes and support of so many kind people around the country.”