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What a night?! Many thanks …

This year’s Christmas dinner was superbly attended. Many thanks to all those who came along. And even bigger thanks to those who brought food to share. Viki Freedland’s speech was excellent. And it was as lovely as ever to hear Father Mark’s respond on behalf of the Community at Nunraw. Special mention also to the novelty-jumper-clad “staff” from Knox Accademy’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Not only did they work dilligently, but they brought a touch of youthful freshness to proceedings. Well done to them, and their weighty tips jar was well deserved.

Should you have any reflections on the evening, or feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the organising committee – Katy, Trudi, Anne and/or Liz. Cheers!

(Nearly) time to eat, drink and be merry …

Wow, what a lot of village Christmas Dinner replies?! Many thanks to all of you. Looks like there’s going to be a swell turnout. Novelty jumpers and antler alicebands at the ready …

In a slight change to tradition, the event is going to be “staffed” this year by a group of youngsters raising funds for their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. As they will undoubtedly do an amazing job, and deserve a massive tip, it would be great if attendees could remember to bring their purses and/or wallets with them on the night. Many thanks in advance.


Had enough of Black Friday?

Well think about Christmas instead! And specifically, the village meal on Thursday 8th December from 7pm … A number of people have already RSVP-ed – thank-you very much. But even more haven’t so it felt like high time for a wee prompt – *nudge nudge nudge* Please pop reply slips and monies into the letter box at The Rowans over the next week or so. Many thanks in advance.

Time to talk turkey …

Now that the weather has finally turned, and it’s not too depressing to think about Christmas, it’s time to let you all know that the annual village dinner will take place on Thursday 8th December in the village hall. Formal invites to follow of course, but please “save the date” for now!


A thank you from ELAR for our seasonal fundraising …

Hi there this is East Lothian Aid for Refugees here, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for the money you raised for our organisation over the Christmas period doing your Carol singing and Hogmanay party. It will make a huge difference to the refugees.
We have just come back from a trip to Calais, there we met the builders that will be helping us to give the stoves to the right people and help us to build them into their tents and structures. We also distributed 1.5 tons of aid into the camp and helped the warehouse sort all the donations. We will keep you updated on how the next trip and how it goes with the stoves.
Thank you again,
Volunteer Coordinator
East Lothian Aid for Refugees

Gifford Films …

The 2016 season of Gifford Films starts on Friday night (15th January) with a showing of the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory Of Everything” from 7.30pm in Gifford Village Hall. For more information, have a look at the website here.