It’s full steam ahead for the first Communities Day in Musselburgh since before the pandemic.

The event, organised by Musselburgh Area Partnership, takes place this Saturday at a new venue – Fisherrow Centre, in South Street – as the Brunton Hall, where it usually takes place, has parts of the building closed following a roof survey.

Communities Day will bring a range of different organisations and clubs under one roof for one day, and this year’s theme is ‘Community’.

Members of the public can visit the event from 11am to 3pm to see what is on offer in the Musselburgh area, including Wallyford and Whitecraig.

Present will be representatives from voluntary organisations, police and fire services, Scout and Guiding associations, community councillors, community groups, army and sea cadets, Boys’ Brigade, Queen Margaret University and Police Scotland youth volunteers.

There will be a variety of entertainment on offer as well.

Alister Hadden, vice chair of the Musselburgh Area Partnership, said: “I am delighted to have been asked to be part of the Musselburgh Area Partnership team to organise this year’s Musselburgh Area Partnership Communities Day and we have certainly pulled out all the stops to try and make it as good as we can.

“Our last Communities Day was in 2019, and lots of changes have happened since then. We have decided to have ‘Community’ as our theme and are providing lots of entertainment for the old and the young, sports taster sessions, information to help with the cost-of-living crisis, help on offer for old and young and ideas on how you can get involved with your local community, from taking up embroidery and helping on the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh Tapestry to joining the rowing club and finding out about sailing.

“We have tried to provide something for everyone, including soup made by the Musselburgh Cook Club. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone through the door of the Fisherrow Centre.”