Severe Weather Update: 10th February 2021

Please see below another update on the forecast and warnings for the next few days from the Met office.
Snow showers will continue to affect eastern Scotland during today, these largely becoming confined to southeast Scotland later today and easing in intensity. A large area Yellow warning for Snow is valid until midnight tonight and covers much of eastern Scotland and the Northern Isles.  It’s worth noting that anywhere that sees a heavy shower or showers line up to give a period of more persistent snow could see localised travel disruption e.g. due to RTCs or HGVs struggling to climb hills. A Yellow Warning for Snow & Ice is valid from midnight tonight until 1200 on Friday. This covers eastern Scotland and the Orkney Islands. The Shetland Islands will be added to the warning area. Messy transition to milder conditions over the weekend, with different weather hazards in different places at different times across Scotland – rain, snow, ice and wind.
The warnings will continue to be reviewed and updated. In addition to the snow showers at times, overnight ice will also be a hazard over the next few days.
If you need help/assistance please do message the Garvald Emergency Resilience Team via the contact form below:

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    Brunton Classical Online

    £7 per concert (plus £1.50 booking fee)

    The Brunton’s concert hall may be silent at the moment, but musicians are not. Large online audiences have been accessing concerts by terrific musicians and we invite you to beat the lockdown blues with our series of uplifting lunchtime concerts, to watch at home, presented in partnership with Royal Conservatoire Scotland and Lammermuir Festival.

    The concerts will be available for streaming at home from 1pm on each date and will be viewable for 2 weeks. Concerts are programmed with support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.

    PIANO RHYTHMS – Maurizio Reyes, piano

    Irresistible musical rhythms with Bach’s Suites, Bartok’s folk music and Granados’s musical fireworks.

    Tue 23 Feb from 1pm

    PRODIGIES GROW UP – Resol String Quartet      

    Deeply romantic and hypnotic music from Mozart, Mendelssohn and Glass.

    Date: Tue 2 Mar from 1pm


    Abigail Young – violin, Balazs Renczes – cello, Graeme McNaught – piano             

    Lovely melodies, virtuoso brilliance and fabulous folk / traditional arrangements in this intoxicating programme from Weiner, Mendelssohn and Myst.

    Tue 23 Mar from 1pm

    Book at / 0131 653 5245

    Following the success of The Brunton’s online pantomime Rapunzel, The Brunton Theatre Trust is keen to continue offering you a chance to enjoy cultural experiences from home, whilst the venue remains unable to open. A spokesperson for the Theatre Trust said:

    “Arts and culture experiences play an important role in our wellbeing. Sadly The Brunton is currently unable to welcome people in to the building, so we very much want to provide these classical concerts as a way to digitally connect with people during this lockdown. We hope these concerts will provide an oasis of calm and escape in the middle of the day.”

    As The Brunton currently remains closed, the Trust are continuing to appeal for donors to help support them to survive, thrive and continue to bring a programme of arts and entertainment to East Lothian and beyond. Donations can be made via The Brunton’s website .

    ELC Discretionary Fund for Business

    Do you know of any East Lothian businesses or self-employed people who have not yet qualified for any COVID-19-related support grant funding?

    Please make them aware that East Lothian Council’s Discretionary Fund is now open for applications, with a closing date of 5pm on Monday 8th February – so it’s very important that applications are submitted quickly.

    More details are in the news release issued yesterday. The application form will be on our dedicated business support web page – which also contains other really useful information on grants, loans & other financial support for businesses at this time.

    Free Online Safety Classes – Neighbourhood Watch

    Neighbourhood Watch Scotland would like to share that, Lead Scotland are hosting FREE online safety classes for members of the public during February 2021. The classes will be especially useful for disabled people, carers or those who might find it harder to use the internet safely, but they are open and suitable for everyone.  All classes are free and open to the public.

    We are offering 1 hour zoom classes in:

    • How to Create Strong Passwords
    • How to Remember Your Password
    • Online Scams: How to Spot Them and What To Do
    • Learn More About Complex Online Scams

    We’re also giving webinars for practitioners and organisations about how to give online safety information in an accessible manner:

    • Cyber Attacks: What To Do and Where To Get Help
    • How To Promote Digital Safety in an Accessible Manner
    • How to Promote Digital safety to Those With Low IT Confidence

    To sign up please follow this link to see the programme of training: 

    GMCC Agenda

    Please see the link, below, to the agenda for the Garvald & Morham Community Council meeting on Monday 1st February at 7pm via the online platform, Zoom. Please use the contact form if you wish to be sent log in details.

    Zoom CC Meeting Feb 2021

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      Lost iPhone

      An iPhone 7 was lost in Garvald on Saturday 23rd January.  It is rose gold and in a silicone case with little reindeers on the back.

      It is possibly buried in the snow.  If anyone spots it please contact Laura on 830 367

      Thank you

      Garvald and Morham Community Council

      The Garvald & Morham Community Council will be holding our first meeting on Monday 1st February at 7pm. This will be a virtual meeting held on the Zoom platform.

      If you would like to join our meeting, please fill in the form below to receive the log in details nearer the time.

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        Please Play Safely

        A concerned resident of the village has requested that parents remind their children that playing by the Papana Water, when it is as high and fast flowing as it is at the moment, is potentially dangerous. Yesterday, they witnessed a child playing by clinging onto a structure overhanging the burn from which they could easily have fallen in and been swept away.

        Also, the state of the old building on the land on the south side of the burn (in the Apple Tree/Linden Cottage/Africa area) but accessed via the bridge beside Juniper Cottage is very poor with a partial collapse of the roof having occurred last year. It would also be wise for parents to ensure children do not attempt to enter or play near to that building.

        Leigh Thomson

        Jimmie, Norma, Murray, Tracy and Scott would like to thank everyone for the kind messages of comfort and support we have received since our lovely Leigh passed away on Monday.   We can’t imagine what our lives will be like without her popping in and out, and invariably leaving us in fits of laughter, but the kindness and warmth of our friends and neighbours will go a long way to easing our grief.

        Thank you all.