AN IDYLLIC East Lothian village has been added to a smart travel app for tourists.

Geotourist provides digital storytelling guides to global destinations, and has now added a walk that takes visitors through East Linton, directing them to the best spots.

The walk features the historic High Street and fountain, and also takes in The Mart, Phantassie Doocot, Preston Mill and the Smeaton Estate.

It will also feature the brand-new railway station when it opens next year.

The tour project is funded by the Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund administered by Interface.

John McMillan, East Lothian Council spokesperson for environment, economic development and tourism, said: “This is an exciting new interactive project which provides visitors with an informative tour in and around East Linton, one of East Lothian’s most picturesque inland villages.

“It can be accessed easily via the website or app and provides a wealth of information on the history of the village and its many local attractions.

“It actively encourages visitors to stop and spend some time at some of our local businesses too.

“I think this will be an added boost to walkers wanting to add an extra loop or stop-off point to the John Muir Way, or as a standalone day out.

“Of course, once the train station is opened, it will encourage even more visitors from Edinburgh and beyond to come and visit.

“I very much look forward to the feedback over the summer months from this new project, which I think will be a welcome boost to local businesses.”

The walk around East Linton will be live from this summer.

Shaon Talukder, CEO of Geotourist, said: “We are overjoyed to welcome East Lothian Council onto the project.

“Every tour is special because it captures truly authentic content that showcases why Scotland is a world-class destination for any tourist. Now we’re going to be able to see where they travel from and what they travel for.

“This project will directly inform decision-making and help to make the most of tight budgets.”