Community Council Minutes from 20th August now available

The minutes for the Garvald and Morham Community Council meeting on August 20th are now available on the GMCC meetings and minutes page. Items discussed include an update of 20mph speed limit signs, funding allocations, upkeep of play equipment in the park, village hall news and an update from the Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership. The next meeting will be held in Garvald village hall on 1st October. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas is coming!

The Christmas Theatre trip is now booking for ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ at Royal Lyceum Theatre on 15th December at 2pm, suitable for 5+ years. More here:

For families with younger children, we have also reserved a few tickets for  ‘Poggle’ at the Festival Theatre, bus will go there after Lyceum and pick up before returning to Lyceum. Suitable for 6 months – 5 years. More info here

Lyceum cost is £5 per head which must be paid by 31 October.
Actual cost is £30 adult and £20 child at Lyceum.
Children go free to Poggle, please pay for adult places but let me know by email how many children.

Bus transport from Morham and Garvald is included..
The funding is for Morham and Garvald ward residents only.
With thanks to Crystalrig Windfarm Community Benefit Fund.

Queries and details on how to pay:

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Weather Warning: Wednesday 19th September

Please be aware of an Amber Weather Warning from the Met Office, for wind affecting East Lothian between 8am and 5pm on Wed 19th September.

Please take care and ensure garden items are tied down or removed before the expected wind arrives.

Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75 mph inland. What to expect:

  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or damage through falling trees and branches breaking
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close
  • Large waves could affect coastal roads, sea fronts and properties


Climate Change Consultation

East Lothian Council is developing a strategy to help reduce carbon emissions and wants to hear your views on what the council and the wider community, including local groups and businesses, can do to help achieve this goal and prepare for the future effects of climate change.

Come along to a drop-in consultation event to find out more about what we are already doing, and what we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint.

Haddington drop-in event: Monday 1st October 4pm–6pm (in Buffet Room, Town House)

Oral History Project

Some of you may have heard about the oral history project which is currently being undertaken by the Friends of Garvald Church, in conjunction with researchers from Edinburgh University (

A training session has been arranged for anybody from Garvald who is interested in volunteering as an interviewer and collector of oral history.

The session will take place on Saturday 20th October at 10.30 am in The Stables and should last approximately 2 hours. The training is completely free.

If you are interested in participating please contact Caroline McGregor:

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Church Tour

Thank you to everybody who came to the church last Sunday afternoon for the archaeology talk. The talk was very well attended and really interesting.

Pub Quiz Fundraiser

PUB QUIZ AT THE GARVALD INN on Friday, 21st September.

£5 per team. The fun starts at 9pm.

Garvald’s Conal and Robin are travelling to Costa Rica and Tanzania with Operation Raleigh this autumn to volunteer with Raleigh International. They will be holding a pub quiz on Friday 21st September in the Garvald Inn to raise money for their expeditions.

Heads up – there will be some themed questions!