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If I were Provost

If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

Young people in East Lothian are being asked to get creative and share their ideas on how to make the county a better place for young people, for a competition held as part of the Year of Young People.

The council has launched If I Were Provost – a competition that asks young people what would they do if they were ‘in charge’, how they would improve life for young people in the region, what new policies they might introduce and why.

You may wish to convey your ideas in:

  • A short story
  • A letter to our Provost, John McMillan
  • A poem
  • A diary entry or blog
  • A graphic comic strip
  • Or any creative approach that you think is best!

There are two categories:

  • category 1 (ages 8 – 13)
  • category 2 (ages 14 – 18)

One winner from each category will be invited to act as a Young Provost alongside Provost John McMillan at a number of events throughout 2018. The winners will also receive a goody bag of gifts from East Lothian tourist attractions. The winning entries, plus a selection of entries received, will be on display at libraries throughout the county during the summer of 2018.

For more information, go to

The closing date for entries is Friday 11 May 2018.

Time for a Spring clear-out?

Are you interested in doing an ‘Amsterdam King’s Day’ type event in Garvald, where everyone turns out to sell their second-hand wares on the streets, or from their gardens perhaps? Easier than taking it all to the hall and back again if not sold.

Please let Sylvia Wood know, or send a message via the contact form if you are interested. If you have already responded to this message in February, you do not need to respond again. Thank you.

Friday 2nd March, Snowy Photos

Current road situation. Please do not travel! Local tractors are starting to clear local areas but roads are not generally passable.

Snow-clearing action

View west from Tanderlane junction looking towards Baro

Looking towards Tanderlane junction from the top of Priestbank, the hill out of Garvald.

View east at Tanderlane junction

Emergency milk delivery

A delivery of milk has been collected from Yester Dairy. There is a limited number of around sixty 4L bottles at £2 each so if you are down to your last couple of pints please come and get some from the village hall. If you can share it between a couple of households please do so. If you have stocks for the next couple of days, please support us by using your own supplies for now.

Get your tickets now (please)!

Less than a month to go before this year’s Stenton Play, featuring none other than Garvald’s own Gary McGregor and directed by fellow Garvaldian Rufus Bellamy. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now.