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Garvald Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday)

Due to the awful weather we have decided to downsize the Fun Day on Saturday. Sadly we’ll not be having the bouncy castle, inflatable slide or bungee run – or pizzas. However, we will run some races either in the hall or outside if the weather improves. Races will begin at 3pm and we hope to still have a (very wet) boat race to finish. So please join us if you can and let’s have some fun in spite of the poor weather.

Violinist Michael Grube in Concert

All are invited to a concert at Nunraw Abbey on Friday 30 August at 6.45 pm in the Community Refectory. A chance to visit the Abbey and enjoy music performed by violinist Michael Grube. There will be light refreshments after the concert and an opportunity for donations to the Professor.



1. Heinrich Ignaz Franz BIBER: “Passacaglia”
(1644 – 1704) (375th anniversary)

2. Max-Ludwig GRUBE: Sonata no. 4 for violin solo
(1925 – 1994) Andante – Allegro – Passacaglia
(in commemoration of his death 25 years ago)

3. Niccolo PAGANINI: Caprice Nr. 13
(1782 – 1840) (“Devil’s laughter”)

4. Henri VIEUXTEMPS: Concert Etude (Caprice)
(1820 – 1881) in G major, op. 16/2

5. Jacques F. MAZAS: Alla Polacca
(1782 – 1849) Concert Caprice op. 81

6. Gerhard TRACK: Friendship
(*1934 Wien) (dedicated to Michael Grube)

7. Johann Sebastian BACH: Sonata no. in G minor BWV 1001
(1685 – 1750) Adagio – Fuga – Allegro – Siciliano – Presto


Missing dog

A small black cross breed dog called Ollie has been lost from Papple Farm. Please get in touch via the contact form if you spot him or return him to Maxine at Papple.

Ollie dog

Community Council Minutes June 2019

Meeting minutes for the June meeting of Garvald and Morham Community Council have been published on the GMCC Meetings and Minutes page. These include community council news on funding, resilience plans, an update from the Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership, information on installing a defibrillator in Morham, updates from East Lothian Council on electric cars and climate change and much more.

East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

East Lothian’s annual Archaeology and Local History Fortnight is from 31 August – 15 September 2019, organised by East Lothian Council Archaeology Service.

There will be lots of different events, from walks and talks to archaeological digs, providing an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the heritage of East Lothian.

This year has the biggest programme ever with lots of exciting events. Download the programme or pick up a copy at a local library or museum.

Writers for the village website

Note from website manager:

Having built and managed the village website for seven and a half years it is time to hand over my work, as we will be moving away from the village in the coming months.

New writers needed

We currently have a few writers who contribute on behalf of the various Garvald and Morham village groups but I am looking for someone to publish general blog posts and deal with any email enquiries received through the website contact form. I will make sure any new writers are fully trained and supported.

New website manager required

At the moment I will continue to manage the technical and privacy aspects of the WordPress site management but if you have experience of managing WordPress-hosted websites and you’d like to take on this task, please let me know.

You can contact me via the website contact form.



Drama workshops for children, 5-9 August

Mary-Beth at MBArts has some spaces available in her summer drama workshops for the week beginning 5th August. The workshops are very flexible and run from 9.00-3.30pm with mornings, afternoons, single days or a full week available, depending on your needs. There’s a £5 discount off a full week booking for local residents.

Please contact MBArts for more information and to book a place for your child.

Garvald fun day 2019

Garvald fun day will be on Saturday 10th August – make a note in your calendars!

And if you can help with this year’s fun day, please contact Penny Short.

garvald fun day 10th august

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