A commemoration ceremony to mark the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh was held on Sunday, as part of East Lothian Archaeology & Heritage Fortnight.

It was on that date, September 10, in 1547 the battle took place between the armies of Scotland and England, led by the Earl of Arran, Regent of Scotland, and the Lord Protector of England, the Duke of Somerset.

It was a massive defeat for the Scots, with 10,000 troops massacred.

The commemoration started with a battlefield walk, led by Andrew Coulson and Roger Knox, of the Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield & Tapestry Group.

Walkers left the Roman Bridge, in Musselburgh, and followed the battlefield trail to information boards at St Michael’s Church, Inveresk, and Crookston Road, Wallyford, before arriving at the Pinkie Cleugh Memorial Stone, just off Salters Road, in Wallyford.

There, at a ceremony organised annually by the Old Musselburgh Club, they were met by piper Colin Pryde, who played as the walkers made their way to the memorial stone.

Club president Kenny McKenzie welcomed walkers, before Dr David H Caldwell, archaeologist and curator from the National Museum of Scotland, gave an account of the battle.

Ian Wood, treasurer of the Old Musselburgh Club, read out the names of ten Scots who had lost their lives in battle and an act of remembrance then took place.

After a moment of silence led by Alister Hadden, a past president of the club, floral tributes were laid at the memorial stone by Arran Johnston, founding director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust; Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North & Musselburgh; Councillor John McMillan, Provost of East Lothian; Mrs McKenzie, on behalf of the Old Musselburgh Club; and a representative from the Royal Oak Society of Scotland – a Jacobite organisation.

Mr McKenzie thanked those who attended the battlefield trail walk and ceremony; George Wilson for carrying out pointing work on the paving around the memorial stone and cleaning the stone; and Jim McLean for providing the sound equipment for the ceremony.

Garry Hicks and Kevan Neil and their team were thanked for cutting the grass and maintaining the area throughout the year.

Keith Nisbet was thanked for transporting and erecting the flagpole.

The flag will remain in place for another week in tribute to the fallen.