GMCC Seeks New Members

Garvald and Morham Community Council seeks new voices / members of our community to represent us all and help make all our lives better:

– meet with ELC elected Councillors on a regular basis to raise questions specific to our area

– local Police and Council Officers invited to join meetings as needed

– help with local response to county-wide plans and priorities

We are also lucky to manage the application process of a substantial annual funding pot from the Community Windfarm. The Community Council seeks to encourage local projects that would benefit our community.

Applications open on 30th August.

Whiteadder Watersports Activities

What’s On at Whiteadder?

Yes, it’s that pesky gang up at Whiteadder knocking on you door again!
We have several bookable events this coming month for you!
Take a look….

age 8 and over – £35 per Child – Dates:
Wed 25th Aug 14.00 until 16.30
Sat 28th Aug 14.00 until 16.30
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30
Click the link below to book

for Adults and Children – £35 per person:
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30
Mon 6th Sept 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30
Mon 20th Sept 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30

SAILING LESSONS for 8-12 year olds.
Set of 3 sessions held on Monday nights, £50 total per child for 3 sessions
30th Aug, 6th Sept and 13th sept 17.00 until 18.30

(competent swimmers only)

Sat 28th Aug 10.00 until 12 noon
£8 per session and £5 for wetsuit hire.
Maximum 20 swimmers.
Multi session swim passes coming soon.


Tues 24th Aug 10.00 until 17.00
Fri 27th Aug 10.00 until 17.00
Sat 28th Aug 10.00 until 13.00 for Kayaks and all day for SUPs

To book a SUP £20 per hour

To book a Single Seat Sit on Kayak £20

To book a Double Seat Sit on Kayak £30


Monday the 6th Sept and Monday 13th Sept.
2 day (16 hours) long course.
RYA Certificated course.
Runs 9.00 until 17.00
Age 16+

Cost £260 – 3 places available

Decorated Doors Day

Hopefully everybody is looking forward to the Decorated Doors Day on Saturday 28th August. The annual Garvald Flower Show usually includes a sale of produce and it has been suggested that we could do the same thing this year to raise much needed funds for the Village Hall. Any plants or produce or home-baking that you are willing to donate, can be brought along to a stall outside the Village Hall from 1 pm onwards. Many thanks in advance.

FREE Plants!

There are some Astrantia (pale pink) for free outside 2 Garvald Grange cottages. Bring a bag. Needs planted ASAP.
Giving villagers first dibs.

Garvald Village Hall: Events Coming Up

Drama Classes
MB Arts returns next week with an extended programme of Drama Classes:
From 18th August:
Wednesday 5-6pm for Primary 3 & 4
Thursday 5-6.30pm for Primary 5-7
Saturday 10-10.45am 3-5 year olds & 11am -12pm Primary 1 & 2
From Friday 3rd September:
There are two new Acting & Performance classes:
1-2.15pm for 8-10 year olds & 2.30- 3.45pm for 11-15 year olds.
There will also be a Drama Camp, October 18th -20th for 6-13 year olds.

Places are limited and can be booked by contacting Mary Beth directly:

Lammermuir Festival 
The hall is hosting a festival event :
Ryan Corbett Accordian Recital will take place on Sunday 19th September at 11am.


Covid restrictions are easing and you may be planning to break free with some enthusiastic dancing in a night-club. Go for it!

Alternatively (or indeed, additionally) church services are taking place every second Sunday in Garvald or Morham at 9.30 am. We have even started singing again and having coffee afterwards. Here is the timetable and everyone is welcome.

Services in Garvald and Morham churches from August 2021

All services take place at 9.30 am, last about 45 minutes and are followed by coffee in the Stables at Garvald or the Laird’s Loft in Morham

Sunday 15th August Morham

Sunday 22nd August Garvald

Sunday 29th August Morham

Sunday 5th September Garvald

Sunday 12th September Morham

Sunday 19th September Garvald

Sunday 26th September Morham

Sunday 3rd October Garvald

Sunday 10th October Morham

Sunday 17th October Garvald

Sunday 24th October Morham

Sunday 31st October Garvald

REMINDER: Bike Marking Event – Saturday 31st August (tomorrow)

A reminder that you can get your bike marked and registered tomorrow:

Haddington Community Officers will be outside the Haddington Corn Exchange at their stall between 9am and 1pm on the 31 July 2021 to carry out bike marking.

Why not bring your bike along to have it securely marked for free and registered on the police approved Bike Register database?

(See original post on 19th July for link to more information).