THE First Minister and other senior Scottish politicians have faced questions from a packed Haddington Corn Exchange.

Humza Yousaf and fellow Scottish Government ministers fielded a dozen questions in front of an audience of about 200 people this afternoon (Monday).

Topics included the potential impact of parking charges on town centre businesses throughout East Lothian, as well as the consequences of a multitude of renewable energy developments proposed for near Dunbar and the surrounding Lammermuir Hills.

Concerns about the proposed Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme were also raised when members of the audience held up signs highlighting the ongoing issue.

More national issues, including challenges facing Police Scotland, and treatment on offer to people with Long Covid, were also discussed.

The question-and-answer session came as part of the 52nd Travelling Cabinet.

Mr Yousaf and colleagues visited a range of businesses, attractions and schools throughout the county.

Amisfield Walled Garden, on the outskirts of Haddington; as well as the town’s East Lothian Community Hospital, Our Community Kitchen and Knox Academy were all visited.

Ministers also stopped off at Tantallon Castle, near North Berwick; Archerfield House; Wallyford Learning Campus; Kinwegar Recycling Centre at Wallyford; and spoke to members of East Lothian Community Action Team.

Scottish Government ministers then sat down with senior councillors and officials from East Lothian Council to hear their concerns before the question-and-answer session.