Airshow organisers seek local involvement

Staff at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune are hoping to bring an increased local feel to the attraction’s biggest event of the year, the airshow on Saturday, July 23.

Volunteers and local craft traders are being sought to attend the spectacular annual event, which attracts around 10,000 visitors every year.

The museum has already signed Uprising, North Berwick’s community youth project, as part of the event’s on-the-ground activity. The group will perform fast-moving skateboarding demonstrations, working alongside a Scottish stunt-cycling team and airshow-favourites, The Clan.

The attraction is also looking for additional local craft fair traders to be part of the event’s Community Craft and Culture Marquee. For the first time, this area has been reserved for East Lothian crafters as the museum tries to promote the diversity of local makers working and trading in the region.

Volunteer stewards are also being sought to work on the day with the museum’s visitor service team, helping to make the event as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Grant MacKenzie, general manager, National Museum of Flight said; “Our annual airshow is one of East Lothian’s premier events and attracts visitors from across the country.

“This year, we wanted to use the event as a platform to help showcase the community in East Lothian.”

Anyone interested in volunteering or taking part in the Community Craft and Culture Marquee at this year’s airshow should contact Linda de Costa on Tel: 0131 247 4238.