Garvald Post Office Outreach Service – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Communication from the Postmaster, East Linton Post Office:

The Post Office network manager has stated that, with immediate effect, there are no plans for a resumption of outreach services to Garvald. There is a temporary notice on the front door of the village hall advising the public of the above decision.

Any comments/complaints should be directed to:

Garvald Outreach Post Office – NO SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Garvald Post Office outreach service, which operates in Garvald Village Hall on Thursdays from 09:15am to 10:15am, will not be operating until further notice due to staff illness.

The service staff apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions/comments, please use the contact form, below, and they will be redirected to the service staff:


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    ‘East Lothian Through the Ages’ – Saturday 11th May – St Mary’s, Haddington

    The Centenary Conference of East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society will host the above event.

    Tickets are now available  by following the link below:

    The theme for the day is ‘East Lothian Through the Ages’
    Presentations will be given on:
    • The historical significance of the place-names of East Lothian
    • Hillforts of East Lothian
    • The impact of the Romans on East Lothian
    • The changing wildlife of the East Lothian coast
    • Medieval East Lothian in its North Sea world: an archaeological assessment
    • Grand Designs & Gracious Living: The rise of East Lothian’s mansion houses
    • Innovation and change in East Lothian agriculture: some examples from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
    • The Powerhouse of East Lothian: A Brief History of Coal and Industry

    Notes: Every individual has to reserve a ticket  – no group bookings

    Please say at checkout if you wish a vegetarian lunch (for those booking lunches)

    Details on the society website:

    Garvald Village Hall – Craft Taster Sessions

    The following places remain available for the above craft taster sessions. These are adult only classes. Please use the contact form, below, if you are interested:

    Wet felting: 7pm-9pm on Thursday 29th February – ONE PLACE
    Gel painting: 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 28th March – ONE PLACE

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      Newlands Wind Farm Information

      Some of the key information about the Newlands Wind Farm development, for anyone who has been unable to access the information on view in Garvald Church, is provided below.

      There are specific links, below, to key parts of the documentation which outline how the transportation will affect local routes and road users, illustrated on page 8 and referred to by Belltown on page 24 of  Volume 1 Non-Technical Summary (see link below):

      Click to access 6565d0adcaf98_vich_Volume_1_-_Non-Technical_Summary.pdf

      … and Volume IV Technical Appendices (Appendix 13.1 Transport Assessment) contains details about transport for both the Abnormal Indivisible Loads and the general increase in traffic (see below):

      Click to access 656747972f912_vich_Technical_Appendix_13.1_-_Transport_Assessment_Part_1_of_2.pdf




      Presentation Slides from our Low Carbon Event

      The slides from the presentation brought to our Garvald and Morham event by Home Energy Scotland are now available to download here –

      Garvald & Morham Slides

      They outline options for insulation of traditional building, airsource heat pumps and all the grants available to homeowners and landlords. There is also details on plannng permission and how to find an installer.

      Yordan has also transcibed your questions and provided answers which you can view – here Q&A

      As mentioned, Greener Homes Network has a member in Dunbar who is happy to help people understand air source and the process of his install. Read about him and make contact here

      If you have further questions, please look at the Home Energy Scotland website for more information and details of how to contact them. Or contact Yordan and Sam at / 0808 808 2282

      Garvald and Morham Low Carbon Community

      What a great event!  Thank you to everyone who joined us. We hope you found it useful.

      Gratitude also to Changeworks, Home Energy Scotland, the local organisers, the soup and cake makers, and those who went around ensuring leaflets and information was delivered to everyone in the ward.

      The slides from the presentation and Q&A are now available. These contain information on insulation, secondary glazing and airsource heat pumps, plus the grants available. These can be requested on the contact form below.
      You can also find information at or call them on 0808 808 2282. They also have a contact form at

      GMCC are delighted to have supported this event and are hoping to contnue working with Changeworks, Home Energy Scotland and other organisations to bring information and opportunities of this type to the ward.


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