Plans to pedestrianise parts of Musselburgh High Street have sparked fears about the loss of parking spaces outside the Old Town Hall.
Traders in the area believe business will suffer if customers are denied the convenience of using their cars.
The creation of an attractive pedestrian area between the town hall and the dilapidated Musselburgh Arms Hotel is being proposed by East Lothian Council as part of plans to revitalise the town centre.
The move would result in the relocation of around 20 free parking spaces further along High Street.
Lorna Ratcliffe, manager of Chaz Barbers in Newbigging, said she would oppose any proposal which would mean customers having to walk too far.
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