A rugby club has launched a bid to create a beer garden overlooking its pitch.

Ross High RFC has lodged a planning application with East Lothian Council to extend a slabbed area outside the clubhouse, in Tranent, and change its use from open space to a beer garden.

The land, which is owned by the local authority, would then be served using a new UPVC window in its clubhouse, which would replace an existing one with a sliding sash style opening to act as a serving hatch.

The rugby club, which was established more than 50 years ago by former pupils of Ross High School, had a successful season in East Region League Division One, finishing runners-up to North Berwick and gaining promotion next term.

The clubhouse is available for hire for private functions except for Saturdays during the league season.

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The proposals for the beer garden include plans to surround it with a small "picket-type fence and gate" which would be below one metre high.

It is proposed to have the beer garden open from April to October each year during weekends, between noon and 8pm.

Tables and chairs used in the beer garden would not be permanently fixed but, according to the application, would be stacked or folded away at the end of each day.