Category Archives: Broadband

Lothian Broadband masts – planning application

Two planning applications have been lodged by Lothian Broadband with East Lothian Council for the erection of two masts; one up on the river banking opposite the village hall and one on the hill behind the village hall. The masts will provide high speed broadband with improved service levels from Lothian Broadband to residents of Garvald and surrounding area. As part of this project, Lothian Broadband will also provide a wifi connection to the shelter in the park at no cost to the community. The planning application can be viewed on the ELC website:
Either search for ‘Garvald’ or Reference Numbers 18/00679/P and 18/00680.

Reminder: rural broadband survey

If you’d like better broadband, please complete the online survey at (scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Online Survey’).

A message from Kaela Scott, Local Community Planning Officer, East Lothian Council:

“Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership are ready to begin formally establishing evidence of demand and interest across rural and remote communities through this area-wide survey. The survey will remain open until the 20th February 2015.

Garvald is included in the list of areas that are unlikely to benefit from existing plans to roll out Superfast Broadband, and the council needs your help to gather as many responses as possible in order to look at alternative ways of improving broadband in the rural areas affected.

For more information, see the leaflet: Better broadband connectivity for rural and remote communities in East Lothian. Thank you for your help.”


Lothian Broadband – service open to new subscribers

Lothian Broadband Ltd, our local community co-operative broadband provider, is presently upgrading existing subscribers in the Garvald and Morham areas to its new fast broadband service.

This community co-operative service is now open to new subscribers. You can test the quality of the service for free at your local Wi-Fi Hotspots in the Garvald Village Hall and the Garvald Inn. 

To subscribe or find out more, please e-mail: or telephone 07432 683 006.