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Christmas Theatre trip – UPDATE – SOLD OUT

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Sunday 15th December

The Christmas theatre trip is now fully booked for Morham and there are only four spaces left for Garvald, 76 people!

Eve’s Coaches will be picking us up this year, one from Morham and one from Garvald at noon.

Cost is per person is £5 (with Crystalrig Community Windfarm money generously supporting the rest – real cost is approx. £30 each)

If you know anyone who is new to the villages or a neighbour who might need a nudge to get organised, please do, it makes my job much easier if this is sorted well in advance. Remember, all must be residents of the ward.

A waiting list will be in operation so please let me know if your plans change or that you are still coming but won’t be using the buses.


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Would you use a local bus service?

East Lothian Council subsidises a number of bus services on routes where no alternative route exists, and where commercial bus operators would not be able to cover their costs if they delivered a service. Where a need is identified, the Council may subsidise a commercial operator to cover a whole route, or part of a route at a particular time of the day.

Do we have need for a public bus service to Morham and Garvald? It is difficult to live here without owning a car? Are there non-drivers, like teenagers or older people who would benefit? Could we see a situation where families could manage with one less car?

Find out how to give your views here: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/supported-bus-routes-consultation/

Milk Deliveries

You may know that the milk delivery to the villages has recently stopped.  McQueens Dairies  may be convinced but need a minimum number of customers.
If you are interested, please contact Anna:


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Christmas Theatre Trip 2019

This year’s trip will be An Edinburgh Christmas Carol at Royal Lyceum Theatre
Sunday 15th December @ 1pm.

Find out more about the show here

Coaches will be provided from Garvald and Morham.

£5 per ticket with the balance supported by Crystalrigg Community Windfarm Fund,

Please contact Anna to book your places:


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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: www.johngraycentre.org/ 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:  www.whiteadder.aocarchaeology.com Free. No booking required.

For full programme see www.eastlothian.gov.uk/archaeologyfortnight

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 http://whiteadder.aocarchaeology.com/morham-a-lost-castle-in-east-lothian/ 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: https://lyceum.org.uk/

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 http://www.capitaltheatres.com/poggle

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.

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