An initiative tackling crime on school grounds has been launched in East Lothian.
The School Watch scheme, by Lothian and Borders Police, aims to detect and prevent crime while the buildings are closed for the summer holidays.
Officers will monitor all schools in Prestonpans, Port Seton and Longniddry and provide high-visibility patrols in the area to minimise the occurrence of antisocial behaviour, vandalism and theft.
The scheme, supported by East Lothian Council, will also involve police and teachers engaging with pupils to highlight the campaign and to urge anyone who witnesses crime in schools to come forward.
Inspector Helen Miller said: "For the vast majority, the school holidays are the time to take a vaccination, visit friends and relatives or get involved in various other activities.
"However, during the summer months we also receive an increase in reports of crime taking place on school grounds and we will be working alongside the local communities this year to address this issue.
"Community Officers will visit schools to discuss the consequences of being involved in crime and encourage pupils who witness their peers or anyone else committing an offence to contact police.
"Local residents and businesses will also be spoken to and will be provided with crime prevention advice to assure they are not targeted over the summer.
"Lothian and Borders Police are committed to working alongside our partner agencies to tackle any problems or concerns affecting our communities.
"Anyone who wishes to report a crime or who would like crime prevention advice can contact their local policing team, or visit the Lothian and Borders Police website."