A Haddington store will be allowed to sell alcohol despite fears that it could lead to a rise in antisocial behavour in the town centre.
East Lothian Licensing Board approved the provisional permises licence for McColls newagents at 61 High Street at a recent meeting at John Muir House in Haddington.
The majority of councillors were in favour, with councillors Tom Trotter and Stuart Currie against.
Protestors, including local residents, claimed the town already had several licensed stores and allowing the sale of alcohol at McColls would encourage customers to congregate on the street late at night.
For full story, see this week’s East Lothian News.