Category Archives: Announcements

FREE Plants!

There are some Astrantia (pale pink) for free outside 2 Garvald Grange cottages. Bring a bag. Needs planted ASAP.
Giving villagers first dibs.

Garvald Village Hall: Events Coming Up

Drama Classes
MB Arts returns next week with an extended programme of Drama Classes:
From 18th August:
Wednesday 5-6pm for Primary 3 & 4
Thursday 5-6.30pm for Primary 5-7
Saturday 10-10.45am 3-5 year olds & 11am -12pm Primary 1 & 2
From Friday 3rd September:
There are two new Acting & Performance classes:
1-2.15pm for 8-10 year olds & 2.30- 3.45pm for 11-15 year olds.
There will also be a Drama Camp, October 18th -20th for 6-13 year olds.

Places are limited and can be booked by contacting Mary Beth directly:

Lammermuir Festival 
The hall is hosting a festival event :
Ryan Corbett Accordian Recital will take place on Sunday 19th September at 11am.


Covid restrictions are easing and you may be planning to break free with some enthusiastic dancing in a night-club. Go for it!

Alternatively (or indeed, additionally) church services are taking place every second Sunday in Garvald or Morham at 9.30 am. We have even started singing again and having coffee afterwards. Here is the timetable and everyone is welcome.

Services in Garvald and Morham churches from August 2021

All services take place at 9.30 am, last about 45 minutes and are followed by coffee in the Stables at Garvald or the Laird’s Loft in Morham

Sunday 15th August Morham

Sunday 22nd August Garvald

Sunday 29th August Morham

Sunday 5th September Garvald

Sunday 12th September Morham

Sunday 19th September Garvald

Sunday 26th September Morham

Sunday 3rd October Garvald

Sunday 10th October Morham

Sunday 17th October Garvald

Sunday 24th October Morham

Sunday 31st October Garvald

REMINDER: Bike Marking Event – Saturday 31st August (tomorrow)

A reminder that you can get your bike marked and registered tomorrow:

Haddington Community Officers will be outside the Haddington Corn Exchange at their stall between 9am and 1pm on the 31 July 2021 to carry out bike marking.

Why not bring your bike along to have it securely marked for free and registered on the police approved Bike Register database?

(See original post on 19th July for link to more information).


COVID Vaccination Drop-In Clinics in East Lothian

Drop-in COVID vaccination clinics are continuing next week in Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans and East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington.

Anyone over 18, who has not yet had their first dose, can attend a drop-in clinic without an appointment. Those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received their first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine at least eight weeks before.

The East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington continues to be open for drop-in vaccinations every day, including weekends, from 8.30am-4.30pm. For information on how to get there, follow this link.

The schedule for mobile or pop-up clinics is as follows:

  • Monday, 19 July – Tesco car park, Musselburgh (mobile unit). Open 11am-7pm.
  • Tuesday, 20 July – Tesco car park, Musselburgh (mobile unit). Open 11am-7pm.
  • Wednesday, 21 July – George Johnstone Centre, Tranent (pop-up clinic). Open 9.30am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm.
  • Thursday, 22 July – Prestongrange Church Hall, Prestonpans (pop-up clinic). Open 9.30am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm.

People can be vaccinated at any of these locations – it doesn’t matter where someone lives or whether they are registered with a GP practice. Vaccines will be administered on a first come first served basis.

Further information about clinics, including availability elsewhere in the Lothians, can be found on the NHS Lothian website.

Local residents are also being encouraged to continue getting tested regularly – even if they have no symptoms of the virus. It’s possible to be infected, and pass it on, without showing any of the usual symptoms.

Options for getting tested in East Lothian include visiting the test centre at the former Stoneyhill Community Centre in Musselburgh, visiting a mobile testing unit, collecting from a community pharmacy or ordering online for home delivery. Further information is available on the East Lothian Council website.

Anti-Theft Bike Marking Event

Haddington Community Officers will be outside the Haddington Corn Exchange at their stall between 9am and 1pm on the 31 July 2021 to carry out bike marking.

Why not bring your bike along to have it securely marked for free and registered on the police approved Bike Register database?

With over 1 million bikes registered UK wide, Bike Register can reduce theft by up to 75% and, if your bike is stolen, registering it can make it easier to have the bike reunited with you if it is recovered.

See for more info or come along with your bike to our bike marking event and speak to officers there.

Thank You from the Anderson Family

Susan, Roz and Kate Anderson would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone for the cards and flowers following the death of Jim. It is very much appreciated. Ashley and Rhys also want to say ‘thank you’ for all the support after the death of their granddad.