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Low Carbon Rural Communities Partnership

GMCC and a group of local volunteers have been working with Changeworks and Home Energy Scotland on a project which aims to help residents of rural areas access assitance towards becoming ‘Low Carbon Communities’.

We are hoping to hold a ‘Meet the Expert’ event early next year which could offer advice on everything from struggling with fuel bills; to making your home warmer and more efficient; to top tips to save energy in the home;  to installing renewable technologies. This advice covers renter, landlords and owner-occupier accomodation plus small businesses.  There is also quite a bit of financial and practical support available for these.

We will also be sharing information on a variety of these topics over the coming months, through this site and the Facebook channels.

Please watch out for the registration of interest survey too which wll help us know which experts to bring along.

Could you help?

To get the most from this offer, we need a few more people to help set this up, share information, collect and generate ideas, or help at the event. Please let us know on the contact form if you would like to get involved.

There is also the opportunity for one or two local volunteers to receive free training on how to give basic energy advice and signpost the practical and financial support available which will help us all after the event.

This project has been fully funded and we are so lucky to have been chosen as one of the first communities to participate.

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    Garvald and Morham Christmas Theatre Trip

    The Snow Queen at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre on
    Sunday 3rd December at 1pm
    Coach available with pick up and return – Garvald and Morham Loanhead

    40 tickets are currently available at £7.50 per person on first come first served basis and you must be a resident of Garvald and Morham ward. Please complete the contact form below, including number of adult and child tickets requred, to receive the booking link.

    Booking closes on Thursday 16th November or when full.

    The theatre recommends that this show is suitable for 5+ years. It is approx 2 hours including interval.

    Pick up in Garvald and Morham will be from 11:30am, returning at approximately 4pm.

    Ths trip is subsidised by Crystalrigg Community Windfarm and organised by your Community Council.

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      Would you like to see the return of the Christmas Theatre Trip?

      For many years we had a Garvald and Morham annual trip to the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh for the Christmas show. Your Community Council would like to know if you would enjoy the return of this trip.

      This year’s offering at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is
      The Snow Queen

      Aince upon a time, in a world lang forgotten, strange creatures roamed the land…
      When the beautiful and fearsome Snow Queen steals young Kei away to her frozen kingdom, she leaves behind the brave and brilliant Gerda, an Edinburgh lass who will stop at nothing to rescue her best friend.
      But the Snow Queen has lodged shards of her magical ice into Kei’s heart, turning him cold and mean. Can Gerda, with the help of friends she meets along the way, track her pal through the magical, wintery world of the Snow Queen and melt his frozen heart before it’s too late?
      Join us for a beautiful, festive and musical adventure as we follow young Gerda on her quest to save Kei, and the world, from an eternal winter. Snow, songs, ice palaces, and a dazzling pink unicorn awaits!

      Tickets are £35- £29 each plus approx £10 each for bus hire, but with Community Council subsidy, each ticket, including return bus travel would be offered at £7.50 per person. You must be a resident of the Garvald and Morham ward and the show is suitable for children over 5 and their families.
      This would hopefully be a Sunday matinee in early December, depending on ticket availability.

      Please note your interest on this form. Deadline is 21st October.

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      Christmas Theatre Trip

      Update on bookings

      Morham bus – fully booked
      Garvald bus – 4 spaces remaining

      We also have 5 tickets that are for people who wish to make their own way to the theatre.

      It may be possible to upgrade to a larger bus for Garvald and Morham Loanhead (Not Morham Mainshill due to the narrow bridge). Please message me on the form below if you are unable to book the tickets you need). DEADLINE 12th November.


      SUNDAY 12th December 2021

      CHRISTMAS DINNER at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, 1:30pm (buses leave at noon)

      BOOKING DEADLINE 12th November 1pm.

      Due to funding from the Crystal Rig Community Windfarm, Garvald and Morham Community Council are able to organise this trip once again.

      Including return coaches – one from each of Garvald and Morham – (noon – approx. 4pm)

      Tickets £6 per person
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      Please contact us, using the contact form at the bottom of this post, for the password.

      All families must be Garvald and Morham Ward residents. Map here.

      About the show – 

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        Christmas Theatre goes online

        In the absence of the usual Family Christmas Theatre trip we’re posting information about some of the alternatives available to watch at home this year:

        We usually go to the Lyceum Edinburgh, they are offering Lyceum Christmas Tales

        On 1 Dec, a free 15 minute Christmas story will appear on The Lyceum Website for families to share at bedtime. Then, a brand new story will appear every other day until the 16th of December – 8 free stories in all. You can visit us here to watch them on the website as they appear or sign up to receive them by email. The final 4 Christmas Tales will be performed together in a special live show with musical interludes on a transformed Lyceum stage between 16-20 December, £10.

        Other options:
        All available free to stream at home but please do consider donating if you can.

        National Theatre of Scotland – Rapunzel

        Brunton Theatre – Rapunzel

        Scottish Ballet – The Secret Theatre Christmas Special


        Important Announcement from your Community Council

        Covid-19 Community Support Fund

        In the current lockdown situation some Garvald or Morham residents may be suffering an impact to their regular income. The Community Council (via the Crystal Rig fund)  have a modest sum that could possibly be utilised to provide some financial assistance to any residents impacted in this way.

        If you are interested in exploring the issue of potential assistance please contact Phillip White for an application form  on 830316 or  Any enquiries will be dealt with in  the strictest confidence.

        East Lothian VE Day Celebration, Friday 8th May

        On Friday 8th May the Nation will mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe which marks and remembers the end of the Second world War in Europe

        Given the current global pandemic crisis we face due to Covid-19 many of the planned celebrations and acts of remembrance planned across East Lothian for the weekend of 8th – 10th May have been cancelled or changed to reflect the need to keep the nation safe.

        However, commemorating this historic event from home or the work place is still encouraged as best as we can. It can be a time for everyone in East Lothian to remember the immeasurable sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to celebrate 75 years of victory and peace in Europe

        Open Air Schedule for those who would like to participate, full information here
        11:00am  – Two minutes silence
        2:55pm – The Last Post
        3:00pm – The Nations Toast
        3:00pm – The Thousand Plus Pipers – Note: Rory Gammell, Robbie Clark and Harry Lee will pipe from their gardens in Morham.
        6:55pm – Crying out for Peace
        9:00pm – HM The Queen Broadcast

        Update from Morham – May 2020

        With the continuing lockdown, this is just a brief reminder of support and services available to Morham area residents.

        Firstly, a reminder that day-to-day updates are available on the ‘Morham – We Live Here’ private Facebook group. Members must be area residents to join this group and it is a great place for everyone to share information, support and resources.

        Any confidential requests for practical assistance can be sent in the contact form below or by the email / phone numbers on the leaflet put through all doors by the Morham Resilience Volunteers. This can be from mowing of lawns or dog walking, to shopping and picking up prescriptions. There’s a fantastic group of very willing locals who have volunteered to help out as necessary, so don’t hesitate!

        We also have volunteers who are able to offer either time on the phone or online to those simply missing a bit of social contact. If you or anyone you know would benefit from a chat, do please get in touch and we’ll happily forward the details of local volunteers who have kindly offered a bit of pressure-free social contact.

        We have organised a couple of food shopping opportunities, set up in the car park behind Mainshill Steading on Tuesdays: Johnson’s Fruit and Veg Van at noon and Ross Dougal Fish van at 1:45pm. Both are cash/cheque only.
        Please respect all current Scottish Government Guidance. Locals who need to drive to Mainshill, please park beside bin store at entrance to car park.
        There are a number of local businesses including Morham on their delivery routes including The Mart East Linton, Yester Dairies, George Anderson’s, Bostock Bakery and more. These are updated by residents on the Facebook Group.

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