SANTA will be touring Tranent, Pencaitland, New Winton and Macmerry on Sunday.

Councillor Colin McGinn will don the iconic red costume in Tranent, while Ormiston Community Council chair Scott Gillies takes on the role in the other villages.

Eva and Freya Knox will be Satnav Elves, supporting Santa on his tour.

Paula Knox, of Santa Tours of Tranent and the Surrounding Villages, which organises the event, said: “This is our fourth year running the tour as we started in Tranent during Covid, when kids couldn’t go and see Santa anywhere.

“This is our first year doing Pencaitland – I’ve been in touch with Ralph Averbuch from Pencaitland Community Council and he’s been very supportive.”

The tour will kick off at 5.30pm on Tranent’s Market View, heading to Edinburgh Road. Santa will then visit Birsley Road, Elphinstone Road, Caponhall Road, King’s Road and Blawearie Road.

Santa will make his way along Ormiston Road onto Waterloo Road, continuing all the way along to Castle Road, onto West Windygoul Gardens then onto Fa’side View, back around to Castle Road for a second visit, before continuing through to Waterloo Road, Ormiston Road and onto Tranent High Street.

Santa will then turn onto Church Street, then around to Tranent Mains Road and along Coalgate Road onto Northfield, Ormiston Crescent West and Ormiston Avenue; then Haddington Road and onto Muirpark Terrace and Muirpark Road. Finally, Santa will head to Steading View, back onto Haddington Road and High Street, then finish at Bridge Street.

From there, Santa will travel to Macmerry along Greendykes Road, Chesterhall Avenue, Appleby Drive, Liney Walk, Chesterhall Avenue, Greendykes Road, Merryfield Avenue, Brierbush Road and Westbank Road.

Santa will then ‘ride’ through the main road in New Winton before travelling to Pencaitland.