Category Archives: Events

Your Village Hall needs you!

Spring has sprung and our Village Hall is in need of some well deserved TLC.
On Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May we are having community volunteering days (2pm to 5pm). Can you help with some sanding, filling, painting, weed clearance etc…?
A schedule of all the tasks and tools will be posted on the noticeboard outside the hall so you can see what is needed. Please come equipped with tools and gloves.
Tea and biscuits at half time! Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you all.

Village Show: Saturday 27th August – seeds for kids!

SEEDS will shortly be available for children to plant, to enter into the Village Show.

  • Under 5s: cress (for egg shell ‘cress heads’) – these just take a couple of weeks
  • 5-12: dwarf sunflowers ‘Teddy Bear’ – these need to be planted soonish (late April/mid May) – A great Easter holiday project

I will put these in a ‘seeds tin’ at the village hall noticeboard at the start of Easter break. Please help yourself.

Here is the Show schedule, which you can also find on the GHS page of the website (hard copies to follow):

Microsoft Word – 2022 Garvald Village Show Schedule

Jo (Secretary, Garvald Horticultural Society)

June Jubilee High Jinks

Party-time!! ….or maybe a picnic or a sports day or a barbecue???
If you have any ideas for a village event in June when we all have an extra public holiday because of the Jubilee, please come to a short meeting in the village hall on Sunday 20th March at 12 noon. If you can’t make it, please send your ideas via the contact form below.

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    Gifford Film Club Restarting with The Truffle Hunters

    Gifford Film Club is back
    £20 for 8 films or £5 payable at the door
    First film is 11 March – The Truffle Hunters
    Gifford Village Hall 8pm (doors open 7.30)


    Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of old men hunt for the rare
    and expensive white Alba truffle. They’re guided by a secret culture and training as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs.
    The demand for white truffles increases year after year and with the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters’ secrets are more coveted than ever

    Full program below

    YCMA Film Club Prog 2022 Online Version

    Big Thank You

    A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas Social Event on Sunday. We raised a massive £778.10 for Edinburgh Royal ICU and had a good bit of chat at the same time.

    Thanks to the Community Council for funding the purchase of the gazebo (now available for anyone in the community to borrow for a small fee) and the lights. Admittedly the solar-powered lights are not very bright, but the rechargeable strip light is better.

    Thanks to all the artists for their beautiful art, to Jimmie and Murray Thomson for installing the art-boards and to Niall and Sarah Donaldson for storing the art boards, and transporting them by forklift truck to the hall!

    Thanks to Liz for making all that delicious soup and juggling trays of sausage rolls and mince pies in the kitchen. Thanks to Elaine and Norma for sterling work on the raffle – there may be a raffle prize making its way to you in the near future. Thanks to Anne and Phillip for creating a little taste of a continental Christmas with their mulled wine stall, and thanks to our fabulous young musicians and DJs ( and their roadies.)

    So that’s it for another year – this is the-one-who-was-running-around-like-a-headless-chicken signing off.

    Happy Christmas!