Sandbags were deployed in Haddington last night after a flood warning was issued in the town following heavy rain.

A multi-agency flood group met during the night to monitor water levels at the River Tyne, Haddington, and the Biel Water at West Barns following the warning issued by SEPA.

Sandbags were used in areas surrounding the Nungate Bridge with residents warned about the potential for localised flooding.

The warning came in at about midnight, with water levels peaking at 3am. Fortunately, the Tyne only slightly broke its banks in certain areas and localised flooding was kept to a minimum in the town.

In a 3am update today, an East Lothian Council spokesperson said: Sandbags were deployed earlier as a precautionary measure close to the Nungate Bridge in Haddington following the issuing of a flood warning by SEPA.

"It is believed that water levels have now peaked.

"The group has also been closely monitoring the Biel Water, where water levels had been rising.

"Residents with flood gates were advised to deploy these as a precaution.

"Police officers have been out and about in potentially affected areas to advise residents of the situation.

"While no major issues have unfolded, close monitoring of the situation will continue at both locations, with teams on standby to assist should the situation change."