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East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight in Garvald and Morham

The Treasures of Traprain
Sunday 1 September 2 – 4pm
Traprain Law dominates the East Lothian landscape, but its long and fascinating history is well-hidden under the turf. Yet exactly 100 years ago, excavations produced a remarkable hoard of Roman silver from this great hillfort. Join Dr Fraser Hunter in disentangling the hill’s secrets, from Bronze Age power centre to Roman frontier politics. This guided walk accompanies the Treasures from the Hoard exhibition on now at the John Gray Centre: about/museums-service/exhibitions/ treasures-from-the-hoard/
Please note the path is steep in places and there are Exmoor ponies grazing on the Law.
Not suitable for young children. Free.
Booking required: Call 01620 820690 or in person at the museum, upstairs  at the John Gray Centre.

Whiteadder – Historic Heart  of the Lammermuirs
Garvald Village Hall
Thursday 12 September, 6pm
Whiteadder: The Historic Heart of the  Lammermuirs is an archaeological  landscape project designed to engage  the public and members of local community groups in exploring, learning about and  understanding their heritage through  landscape survey and excavations. From  Garvald to Duns, the project will delve  into the history and archaeology of the  Lammermuirs, and provide opportunities  for everyone to get involved. Come along  to hear Graeme Cavers from AOC  Archaeology talk about the project,  what has been discovered so far and  how to take part.
For more information visit: Free. No booking required.

For full programme see

Help us find Morham Castle and try your hand on an archaeological dig

AOC Archaeology are excited to announce that we will soon be running excavations at the site of Morham Castle in East Lothian.

In the 12th century an imposing castle overlooked a secluded river valley near Haddington in East Lothian. The tower was the residence of the Morham family, who give their name to the village found there today. By the 18th century the castle was gone, destroyed and the stone robbed for the construction of other buildings. No trace is visible today, though the position is marked on several historic maps.

Join the Whiteadder project as we look for evidence of the remains of the castle of Morham!

Excavations will take place from Tuesday the 27th of August until Saturday the 31st of August. Onsite hours will be from 9am til 4pm. Whether you are a well-seasoned digger or this is your first time wielding a trowel, the excavations are open to all. There is no cost for participating in the excavations, and training will be given in excavation and recording techniques aligned with the BAJR Archaeology Skills Passport (which is also provided).

For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please visit or phone Jessica on 0131 440 3593.”


Christmas is coming!

The Christmas Theatre trip is now booking for ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ at Royal Lyceum Theatre on 15th December at 2pm, suitable for 5+ years. More here:

For families with younger children, we have also reserved a few tickets for  ‘Poggle’ at the Festival Theatre, bus will go there after Lyceum and pick up before returning to Lyceum. Suitable for 6 months – 5 years. More info here

Lyceum cost is £5 per head which must be paid by 31 October.
Actual cost is £30 adult and £20 child at Lyceum.
Children go free to Poggle, please pay for adult places but let me know by email how many children.

Bus transport from Morham and Garvald is included..
The funding is for Morham and Garvald ward residents only.
With thanks to Crystalrig Windfarm Community Benefit Fund.

Queries and details on how to pay:

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The Christmas Theatre trip funding has been approved from the Crystal Rig Windfarm Fund so booking is now open for ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ at Royal Lyceum Theatre on Saturday 15th December at 2pm, suitable for 5+ years. Show info is here.

For families with younger children, we could also offer ‘Poggle’ at the Festival Theatre, bus will go there on route to Lyceum and pick up before returning to Lyceum. Suitable for 6 months – 5 years. Let me know asap if this is of interest so I can reserve some tickets. Show info here.

Cost is £5 per head.

Bus transport from Morham and Garvald is included. The trip is limited to 84 people and funding is for Morham and Garvald ward residents only. Booking closes 6 October.

Please let me know via the contact form below (accessed via the website) if you are interested.



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Morham Burns Night

The are still tickets still available for the famous Morham Burns Night.
Saturday 27th January in the village hall.
Meal and live music from the ever-excellent Andrew Gordon.
£25 per person, with all money raised going towards the hall, now a registered charity.

Contact andrew.watson (at)
Hope to see you there!

Messy play at Morham village hall

New play session in Morham with Messy Madness Play. There will be various different Messy play activities for babies 6mths- 4yrs old.
Drop in session are £6 per child & £3 each sibling
Remember to bring a change of clothes as your going get messy!  Go to Messy Madness Play  Facebook page to book and confirm your place. 


Monday, January 22, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Morham Village Hall
East Lothian
EH41 4LQ

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

Voice your support for Morham Village Hall refurbishment

We’ve had an amazing response to our call for Letters of Support and signatures on our petition – thank you so much to those of you who’ve already got involved.

If those few of you who haven’t yet been in touch could possibly find two minutes to drop us a quick email of support. Every name and every email counts, so do please help if you can.

For those of you attending Morham Hall next week to vote, we intend to have a petition available for signature in the porch. Do please look out for it and add your name.

Meanwhile we’re continuing our architect meetings and drawing closer to putting the work out to tender; updates to follow in due course!

Best wishes,

The Morham Village Hall Trustees


I am writing to express my support for the Viridor Credits funding application on behalf of Morham Village Hall to carry out the repairs and upgrades as highlighted in the recent survey by Ogilvy Chalmers. The hall is a vital heart of Morham community life and immensely valued, and I would be grateful if you would consider the application favourably.

Yours sincerely,