A new short film describing some the history of Morham and the recent project to find Morham Castle has been made available as part of the East Lothian Heritage Online Festival and can be viewed here.
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 email@example.com Any enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
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
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.
Firstly, a big thank you to all those who have offered support. We have a great, supportive, community and things are moving quickly so the main thing is that we are connected. So, to update on where and how to access information and assistance.
General Morham-specific information:
The main information channel for Morham residents will be ‘Morham – We Live Here‘ Facebook group. This is only for residents and will be used for Morham-specific information.
We will not be replacing national advice channels so please continue to refer to Scottish Government, NHS and East Lothian Council for updated information (see below for links).
If you are not happy to be on Facebook, please contact us through the contact form below to make us aware that you are not able to access this loop.
Requests / Offers for specific Assistance:
We have contacted a volunteer from this register in many of our housing clusters to ask them to be a point of contact in case our movements are made more limited. Please let us know if you are able to help with this, we are not yet 100% coverage.
Examples of Morham Specific Services you will see on the Facebook group:
– The owner of Lanterne Rouge is a resident and is offering delivery of evening meal from the cafe to those stuck at home as he heads home.
– Johnson’s Fruit and Veg van will visit the car park behind Mainshill Steading on Tuesday at 11am. If you are not currently leaving the house, please let us know as they can make up boxes for doorstep drops.
Obviously things are changing rapidly so please join the group for most up to date information.
Useful sources of information
The Garvald and Morham Community Council meeting due to be held on 30th March has been postponed.
Details of future meeting schedule and contact form is at Garvald and Morham Community Council
We know that in this little community you will be looking out for each other and helping your neighbours at a time like this but we want to ensure that everyone has the support they need.
The Morham Resilience Register already exists as a community-wide list of those who have offered to provide help in the event of local emergencies, and those who consider themselves especially at risk. It allows us as a community to ensure we’re kept informed of current coronavirus guidance, and to offer a network of support for those who need it.
This is co-ordinated through the Village Hall Membership, as this facility could become key in any type of emergency response, and membership provides consent to contact. If you haven’t already, please do sign up to be a Member of Morham Village Hall.
We will also use the private Facebook Group ‘Morham-We Live Here’ to make requests for specific help such as shopping and picking up medicines etc for those self-isolating. Morham residents can join this group and to keep an eye for ways you could help. If you are not active on Facebook, you can register to join a response group with your mobile phone number.
Please contact us through the Hall enquiry form:
Due to the exciting initial finds made in the recent dig (there’s a report on its way), the archaeologists are keen to return for two weeks this time and will be looking for volunteers again.
Even if you’re unable to volunteer, pop along and have a look, we’re so lucky to have this wonderful opportunity to discover more of the history on our doorstep!
Dates to follow but likely end of March.