Pop-Up Concert Raises over £1200!

Enormous thanks to everyone who supported the pop-up concert last Friday night. Together we raised an amazing £1202, which will be distributed to East Lothian Aid for Refugees and East Lothian Welcomes Refugees. People were very generous with their donations of wine and baking – so many people came along that the church was packed full! Thanks to Jane Burns who told us a little about the work of ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

And to set the record straight – it was all Hazel’s idea in the first place, so well done to her!

The young musicians Danill, Martin, Hugo, Tai, Finlay, Gorka and Tianyou were brilliant, inspiring and enthralling. Many thanks to them for their fantastic performances. We wish them well in their musical careers and look forward to following their successes in the future.

Voice your support for Morham Village Hall refurbishment

We’ve had an amazing response to our call for Letters of Support and signatures on our petition – thank you so much to those of you who’ve already got involved.

If those few of you who haven’t yet been in touch could possibly find two minutes to drop us a quick email of support. Every name and every email counts, so do please help if you can.

For those of you attending Morham Hall next week to vote, we intend to have a petition available for signature in the porch. Do please look out for it and add your name.

Meanwhile we’re continuing our architect meetings and drawing closer to putting the work out to tender; updates to follow in due course!

Best wishes,

The Morham Village Hall Trustees

DRAFT EMAIL IN SUPPORT FOR GRANT FUNDING, to be sent to morhamvillagehall@gmail.com

I am writing to express my support for the Viridor Credits funding application on behalf of Morham Village Hall to carry out the repairs and upgrades as highlighted in the recent survey by Ogilvy Chalmers. The hall is a vital heart of Morham community life and immensely valued, and I would be grateful if you would consider the application favourably.

Yours sincerely,


Yester Primary Summer Fair

We’ve got loads of things to keep everyone happy at this year’s Summer Fair!
Pop down to grab a bargain at the plant stall, tombolas and kids toys, clothes and books, then enjoy a tasty burger and treat yourself to a cake or ice-cream, before getting rid of all that sugary energy at the bouncy castle and outside games.

How can you help?

  • Offer just half an hour of your time to help sell things on a stall
  • Anytime Friday or Saturday morning, drop off potted plants, baking and bikes (to be sold on your behalf with a percentage going to the school)
  • COME ALONG!!! Bring your family and friends on the day – everyone is welcome! It’s a great school and community atmosphere, and loads of fun for kids and adults.

Pop-Up Concert Friday 2nd

A reminder that Finlay Hay and friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School will be performing at Garvald Church on Friday, 7pm.

Contributions of bottles of red or white wine for after-concert refreshments would be most welcome! Please drop off at Lorraine’s (The Beehive), or to Anne at Honeysuckle Cottage.

Tickets are £5 on the door, or from Caroline McGregor. All proceeds will go to two charities doing wonderful work to support refugees in East Lothian: ‘East Lothian Aid for Refugees’, and ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.


Pop-up Concert Friday 2nd June

Join us for a summer night of wonderful music in the beautiful and historic setting of Garvald Church. Students from the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, including Garvald’s very own Finlay Hay, will perform a variety of pieces.

Tickets will be priced at £5 on the door, or are available to purchase ahead of time from Caroline McGregor. All proceeds will go to two charities doing wonderful work to support refugees in East Lothian: ‘East Lothian Aid for Refugees’, and ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

Refreshments will be served afterwards, including a tasty variety of home baking.
We hope to see you there!

April GMCC Minutes now available

The minutes for the most recent Garvald and Morham Community Council meeting are now available on the GMCC page. Among the topics discussed were a proposed archaeology dig at Morham, a new Community Fund and village signs.

Community Paths: Drop-In Surgeries

Paths for All are offering free drop-in surgeries in various locations in Scotland and are inviting community groups to drop in and discuss their path projects. Paths for All can offer you general advice and support as well as guidance on applying for their community grant scheme. Groups/individuals attending can either come along to a half hour one-on-one session or drop into one of the presentations. Presentations will be held at 2pm and 6pm and do not require booking. Please let them know via email communitypaths@pathsforall.org.uk if you plan on attending the presentation sessions so they know roughly how many people to expect. To book one of their half hour one-to-one sessions please book via: doodle.com.

Your nearest surgery is:

Date:  Friday 26th May
Location: Quakers Meeting Room, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh


Humbie Hustings – General Election 2017

Message from Alastair Beck,
Treasurer of Humbie, East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council

Our Community Council is hosting the Humbie Hustings – General Election 2017 on the evening of Tuesday, 30th May. All are welcome.

The venue for the event, Humbie Kirk, is in a glen just outside the village where parking is limited and therefore to assist with our planning of the event we ask that anyone planning to attend should register using the Eventbrite link below;

All five candidates standing for election to represent the East Lothian Constituency at June’s General Election have agreed to attend a Hustings in Humbie Kirk, Humbie on Tuesday, 30th May, arranged by Humbie, East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council. Each candidate will be invited to make a short (3 minute) presentation before questions are presented from the audience. Questions should be as concise as possible and should focus on issues relevant to the Westminster parliament. Every effort will be made to cover a wide range of topics and to give candidates the opportunity to respond equally over the course of the evening. Humbie Kirk will be open from 7.00 pm and the event will commence at 7.30 pm prompt. For more information and to register to attend, please go to:


Many thanks,

Alastair Beck
Treasurer, Humbie East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council

Reminder : Wine Tasting

We need to ensure sufficient numbers to make the planned wine tasting viable, so if you are planning to come please contact Kelly asap.