EXCITEMENT is in the air as the county's new first year pupils start their high school adventures next week when classes return following the summer holidays.

Here we publish the first batch (in alphabetical order, from Aberlady Primary School to Humbie Primary School) of a gallery of the P7 youngsters as they said goodbye to primary school. Good luck to them all! 

SEE MORE P7 PICTURES: Innerwick to Preston Tower Primary Schools

More pictures will be published this week.

All images: Gordon Bell