Category Archives: Announcements

Thursday 16th April 2020: Important Notice – Sheep Worrying

There was an incident recently of a lamb being worried by a dog from the Garvald area. This happened on the farm at Nunraw and the farmer, Mr Harry Hamilton, has asked that all dogs are kept under control to avoid it happening again in the vicinity of his ewes and lambs. Thankfully the lamb was not too badly injured.
Thank you for your co-operation in these difficult times when it is so nice to get and about in our lovely local area.

Tuesday 14/04/2020: Further Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Message from Penny Short, Garvald Resilience Co-ordinator

This website provides contact numbers aimed specifically at people who are older, disabled, are pregnant, or who received a flu jab for health reasons. It will connect them to local services such as East Lothian Council which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.

The phone number is 0800 111 4000, and it will initially operate between 09:00 and 17:00 – although this could later be extended.

Remember that members of Garvald Resilience Team are always happy to help you – as are many other members of our wonderful community – so please just ask if you need help.

Tuesday 14/04/2020: COVID-19 Self Isolation Support

Message from Penny Short, Emergency Resilience Co-ordinator

If you have received a letter from the Scottish Government advising you to self-isolate & you are experiencing any difficulties in getting groceries delivered, or with any other issue, please get in touch with me – email


Saturday 11/04/2020: Neighbourhood Watch Garvald (NHW)

An update from Phillip White, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator:

We have a NHW scheme which covers our village and surrounding area. At this present time it will allow the Garvald Resilience Team to communicate any relevant information that might concern us all via this platform.
If you are not a member please consider joining our scheme. All that is required is your Email address which is never given out or shown to the 52 other members in the village.
Normally the information that is sent out is about safety, security and the latest online scams, which is very useful.
Stay safe

If you wish to join the NHW scheme, please use the contact form, below:

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Friday 10/04/2020: George Anderson Deliveries – UPDATE + PRODUCE LIST

Andersons are now delivering to Garvald most days of the week. It is also possible to select your choice of fruit and veg and not order the standard box. Orders can be taken, and payment made, over the phone: 01875 616950

See the following link for the produce list (note the quantities: 250gm of chillies is A LOT of chillies…!! There is going to be a lot of curry, in this house, in the next wee while…)




Sunday 29/03/2020: Further Delivery Information

DELIVERY OPTIONS FROM: Welch Fish, Knox Newsagents, Gilmours Butchers…

Welch fish from Newhaven are delivering fish most days and are happy to include our community if anyone wants to order from them. They do have a list (hopefully they have a webpage) but generally have most fish/seafood.                                                                             Email for orders is: and Telephone: 0131 552 5883.

Also Knox Newsagents (Dunbar) are still (at the moment) delivering papers in the village each morning. They may be able to include 1 pint of milk, each day, to a paper delivery. If they are coming to the village, anyway, they may be happy to add anyone to their list.                 Telephone: 01368 862662.

Info re orders to Gilmours Butchers, Tranent. If you wish to order from them the minimum spend is £25 with a small amount extra for delivery (please check when ordering if you’re happy with delivery charge). Can you please have your order in for 12 noon on Wednesday and they will deliver on Thursday. Please phone and ask for Paula and say you are part of the Garvald order. If £25 is too much for your weekly spend on meat perhaps consider organising a joint order with neighbours – but please always observe social distancing measures.             Telephone number is 01875 616111 and their website is