Category Archives: Events

‘East Lothian Through the Ages’ – Saturday 11th May – St Mary’s, Haddington

The Centenary Conference of East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society will host the above event.

Tickets are now available  by following the link below:

The theme for the day is ‘East Lothian Through the Ages’
Presentations will be given on:
  • The historical significance of the place-names of East Lothian
  • Hillforts of East Lothian
  • The impact of the Romans on East Lothian
  • The changing wildlife of the East Lothian coast
  • Medieval East Lothian in its North Sea world: an archaeological assessment
  • Grand Designs & Gracious Living: The rise of East Lothian’s mansion houses
  • Innovation and change in East Lothian agriculture: some examples from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • The Powerhouse of East Lothian: A Brief History of Coal and Industry

Notes: Every individual has to reserve a ticket  – no group bookings

Please say at checkout if you wish a vegetarian lunch (for those booking lunches)

Details on the society website: https://eastlothianantiquarians.org.uk/meetings-updates/

Garvald Village Hall – Craft Taster Sessions

The following places remain available for the above craft taster sessions. These are adult only classes. Please use the contact form, below, if you are interested:

Wet felting: 7pm-9pm on Thursday 29th February – ONE PLACE
Gel painting: 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 28th March – ONE PLACE

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    Presentation Slides from our Low Carbon Event

    The slides from the presentation brought to our Garvald and Morham event by Home Energy Scotland are now available to download here –

    Garvald & Morham Slides

    They outline options for insulation of traditional building, airsource heat pumps and all the grants available to homeowners and landlords. There is also details on plannng permission and how to find an installer.

    Yordan has also transcibed your questions and provided answers which you can view – here Q&A

    As mentioned, Greener Homes Network has a member in Dunbar who is happy to help people understand air source and the process of his install. Read about him and make contact here

    If you have further questions, please look at the Home Energy Scotland website for more information and details of how to contact them. Or contact Yordan and Sam at technicalteam@se.homeenergyscotland.org / 0808 808 2282

    Garvald and Morham Low Carbon Community

    What a great event!  Thank you to everyone who joined us. We hope you found it useful.

    Gratitude also to Changeworks, Home Energy Scotland, the local organisers, the soup and cake makers, and those who went around ensuring leaflets and information was delivered to everyone in the ward.

    The slides from the presentation and Q&A are now available. These contain information on insulation, secondary glazing and airsource heat pumps, plus the grants available. These can be requested on the contact form below.
    You can also find information at homeenergyscotland.org or call them on 0808 808 2282. They also have a contact form at homeenergyscotland.org/contact

    GMCC are delighted to have supported this event and are hoping to contnue working with Changeworks, Home Energy Scotland and other organisations to bring information and opportunities of this type to the ward.

     


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      Garvald and Morham Low Carbon Community Event

      Copies of this leaflet will be distributed through doors on Monday and Tuesday next week by volunteers, accompanied by Changeworks. They will be promoting our Meet the Experts event on Saturday 3rd February but also to have chats with you about how to make your home warmer and reduce your energy bills as well as what areas of lower carbon living you’re interested in to help guide our future events.

      You can also download the leaflet here

      Please contact us on the form below if you are happy to help deliver some of these leaflets next week.


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        BIKE MARKING EVENT – Saturday 27th January

        Did you get a new bike for Christmas? Looking for that extra bit of security?

        Come along with your bike to the East Lothian Police Scotland Youth Volunteers pop-up outside Haddington Farmers’ Market, on 27th January between 9am and 1pm, to have your bike marked and registered with the Bike Register.

        **We have a limited number of bike marking kits, so will only be able to mark 1 bike per person. Please bring a mobile phone with you in order to register your bike.**

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        Garvald and Morham Low Carbon Community: Renewables

        GMCC and a group of local volunteers are working with Changeworks and Home Energy Scotland on a project which aims to help residents of rural areas access practical assitance and advice around heating your home. Not only will we be creating a ‘Meet the Experts’ event in Garvald Vllage Hall on Saturday 3rd February, we will also be sharing information on a variety of these topics over the coming month, through this site and the Facebook channels.

        Renewables

        Find out if your home is suitable for a heat pump, solar panels, energy storage or other renewable technologies, by visiting the Energy Saving Trust’s Home Renewables Selector.

        Home Energy Scotland also provide free specialist advice if you are thinking about installing renewables. Why not give them a call on 0808 808 2282 today?

        Advisors will be available at our event in Garvald Village Hall on Saturday 3rd February.