Gifford and surrounding area ‘Shining Lights Competition’


To celebrate the amazing folks in our area Gifford Families Facebook Group have organised an awards competition. Please would you NOMINATE PEOPLE who show COMMUNITY SPIRIT or have done something KIND, to be rewarded with GIFTS. It can be RECENT or something from the PAST.

The judging panel comprises 8 people representing different areas within the Yester catchment map below. Judges will do their best to match winners with prizes they will love.


*Write their name or tag them on the Gifford Families facebook group if you are a member of the group, or send a nomination via the Garvald website contact form and we will nominate on your behalf. Please also write the reason/s or story of why they should win.

Nominated people do not need to be on Facebook. You could present them with their gift if they are chosen as one of the winners!

All people nominated must live in the Yester School catchment area.

If you are a member of the Gifford Families Facebook group:

  • Please nominate and like as many people and posts as you want.
  • Please add lots of positive comments to the thread.


Thank you so much to all the local businesses and people who have donated the prizes listed below:

  • The Goblin Ha – £60 voucher given as loyalty points
  • Coop- amazing hamper
  • Lanterne Rouge – tea for 2
  • Beech and Birch – £20 voucher
  • Natasha Phoenix Sculpture -£20 voucher
  • Tweedale Arms – 2 ten inch pizzas on a Friday
  • Down to Earth Gardening – an hour free gardening and an amazing bag of strulch
  • G and D Enterprises – BULK load of hardwood logs delivered to you
  • Anna Mather salon – Colour me beautiful consultation and makeover
  • Aileen Watson music teacher – 2 lessons on ukulele or piano
  • AND 2 group children’s recorder lessons (6) children
  • Hoggs Newsagents – beautiful designer vase
  • Allan Bisset taxis – 15 taxi discount
  • Gifford Handyman – free gutter clean

Yester Catchment Area