MORE than £60,000 will be split between two East Lothian groups to help deliver projects in Dunbar.

Crown Estate Scotland awarded £50,000 to The Ridge SCIO, which plans to put the funding towards The Empire Close Skills Training Centre.

Plans for the facility, which aims to help tackle unemployment by providing construction training courses, have been submitted to East Lothian Council’s planning department.

A further £12,000 was awarded to Sustaining Dunbar.

The group hopes its plans for a 20MW community solar farm will help provide renewable, low-carbon energy for people in the area.