Families descended upon North Berwick's West Beach to create their own masterpiece as the town's sandcastle building competition returned.

The event was organised by Bass Rock Community Group and formed part of Fringe by the Sea's festival lineup.

There were 29 families taking part this year in the two competitions, each with a winner and two runners-up prizes.

The sandcastle competition was won by the Lawrie/Pyle family whose effort wowed the judges for its creativity.

The winners of the "other" category were the Koshovyy family and their recreation of one of the pyramids at Giza alongside a large Pharaoh's casket.

Alison Rogers of the Bass Rock Community Group, who led the organisation of the event, said: "I have never seen so many happy faces in one place at one time.

"It was a wonderful afternoon and our two judges Judy Lockhart-Hunter, vice-chair of North Berwick Community Council and Susan Oliver, chair of the North Berwick Business Association and owner of North Berwick's High Street shop So&Co, had a very hard job in deciding on the winners.

"We did though give all the children participating a small gift for their fabulous efforts.

"We are particularly grateful to the judges for their time, Alandas Gelato for donating the first prizes and also to Nat Spring Photography for all the photos.

"For more pictures and to learn more about the group please go and look at our Facebook page."