Amazon Prime

Residents of Garvald have recently been sent a leaflet in the post from Amazon, offering them a free year of Amazon Prime whether you are an existing subscriber or have never tried Amazon Prime before.

Ten villages in the UK have been identified by Amazon as amongst the most frequent Amazon customers over the ten years since it launched its premium service. To celebrate 10 years of Prime, Amazon is giving away the freebie, worth £79, as a thank you to some of its most loyal customers. In Garvald’s rural location it make sense for us to buy online rather than making multiple visits to the shops, and if you use Amazon for online shopping, the offer is worth taking up.

Amazon Prime gives you free one day delivery on items bought from Amazon, unlimited access to TV and movies from Prime Video and access to Prime Music. Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon, reported in the news that: “We’re thrilled to be giving Prime membership to these residents, who are some of our most loyal Amazon customers. It’s our pleasure to reward those who are already members with 12 additional months on us, and for those that haven’t yet tried Prime we hope they will enjoy a chance to experience all the great benefits that come with it.”

To access the free year’s subscription, use the unique code (which can only be used once) provided on the leaflet sent out to you by Amazon’s marketing department this week (shown above). If you do not wish to renew the service after your free year, please remember to cancel the subscription just before the year is up. When you sign up you can trigger an email to remind you about the renewal date.

Morham Burns Night

Hi All,

This is to let you know that the next Morham Burns Night will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 in the Morham Village Hall.

The same award-winning combo of contributors will be returning, from the live music to the excellent grub and, once again, it’ll be a BYOB event – so you’ll only have yourselves to blame if you run dry.

There has been a slight rise in ticket prices this time round, to £25 per head. This is to reflect not just increasing outlays, but also the on-going push to raise funds for the hall – now a registered charity and in the early stages of significant upgrading.
As ever, tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, with an initial maximum of two per household.

Your place will only be guaranteed once you’ve paid (and there will be no chasing) so no dosh = no ticket!

Buying tickets

If you’d like to come, please make sure you’ve paid by Friday 1st December. Either deliver a cheque or cash to me at Rentonhall Farm, or make an online transfer (email andrew.watson (at) for account details)

If we have any places left over by Friday 1st December, I’ll be in touch to throw it open to those further afield. Those of you who might like to apply for additional tickets can do so at that point.

Please bear in mind, though, that this is a community evening; in the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to those with Morham connections.

Being a community event also means there’s ample opportunity to help out, so feel free to volunteer your services for any aspect of the evening. Obviously those who don’t have a recognised role will more likely be volunteered to give a speech.

Any questions or offers of help, do get in touch. And please do make sure everyone who should know about this does know about this!

Andrew Watson

Sleep in the Park Fundraiser

Lorraine Hay and Caroline McGregor are taking part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park. It’s on 9th December and they will be spending the whole night sleeping out in Princes Street Gardens. The aim of the project is to eradicate homelessness in Scotland and the target is £4 million pounds. They would be very honoured if any citizens of Garvald and Morham would sponsor them, which you can do via either of the following pages:

Thank you for your support.

Christmas Theatre Trip

To all Garvald and Morham area residents,

Anna Derricourt is organising another Christmas Theatre Trip, subsidised by the Garvald and Morham Community Council.

There are two show options, both starting at 2pm. The Lyceum show is ‘Arabian Nights’ and the Traverse has a brilliant show, ‘Cinderella’

Cinderella is a shorter show so there would also be time to add in a visit to the Edinburgh Christmas attractions. Also, there are other events on nearby for under 5s, a Silent Disco (12pm) and Shark in the Park (4pm). The timings don’t work for the planned buses but these events may still be of interest to you.

If you would like to attend, please complete and return the attached form by 3rd November to enable Anna to make the bookings (your tickets are not confirmed until after that).
Order form – Morham and Garvald Christmas Theatre Trip 2017