Carol Singing in Garvald

Carol-singing round the village will be held on Sunday 17th December. Meet outside the pub at 5pm, Mince-pies and mulled wine afterwards at The Old Schoolhouse.

ALL WELCOME – wrap up warm.

We are not raising money for anything – just carol-singing for the fun of it and the spreading of Festive cheer!

Please be kind and crack open your door to give us an audience. We promise not to stay long in any one place!

Sleep in the Park Fundraiser

Lorraine and Caroline would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored them to Sleep in the Park on Saturday night. They survived the temperatures of -6C and raised more than £1500. Lorraine’s nursing colleagues raised about the same again. Robin Bellamy and Conal McGregor from Garvald also participated and raised money.

The BBC reported on the fundraising event which was held last Saturday night. This mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland is being driven by the inspirational Josh Littlejohn and his company Social Bite. His story is definitely worth a read.

Hogmanay Hoolie

 

It’s that time of year again! Tickets will be available for the annual Hogmanay Hoolie from Saturday 9th December 2017.  All are welcome.  It’s always a popular night so we would recommend booking early.

 

Christmas Church Services 2017

Sunday 3rd December is the first Sunday in Advent and we will be lighting the first Advent candle at church. The Christmas Eve carol-service will be at 6 pm in Garvald and the Watchnight service at 11.30 pm in Morham. For more details on Church services in the coming months, please see the Church page.

Garvald to Gifford Core Path Upgrade

The Core Path from Garvald up to the Donolly Reservoir, accessed by the road up to Garvald Mains, has been upgraded with new gates, a bridge over the burn and the whole path is fenced off from the rest of the cattle field. It’s a bit muddy in sections so wellies or walking boots are required at this time of year, but much of the path has been upgraded with fresh hard-core. The route to the reservoir and back makes an nice hour’s stroll for the whole family, or you can walk all the way to Gifford. More information about the route to Gifford can found in the updated Garvald to Gifford path leaflet.

Garvald Christmas Fair Sunday 26th November, 3-5pm.

We’ve been spoilt with fabulous Christmas fairs in East Lothian this year and here’s our own one to join them. Come and shop local for your Christmas gifts! And to get you in the spirit we’ll be selling mulled wine, sausage rolls, tea, coffee, biscuits and mince pies!!
There will be cards, candles and jewellery, crochet jewellery, upcycled gifts, Crafty Tin Company, Beech and Birch Scandi homewares, Silver Tangle jewellery, Festive Dog Collars, Save The Children stall and a tombola.
See you there!