News

 Visit our
Gifford Horticultural Society

page 


 
 Three Gifford Community Council (GCC) Initiatives

 

Canvassing residents support for 3 local initiatives

 

  1. Traffic Calming. (Entering & leaving the village)
  2. Tennis Courts
  3. Gifford Lunch Club for older residents

 

Click on the link below for the three questionnaires which we would ask you to print, complete and return to:

 

Hogg's Paper Shop by Saturday 29th July 2017

 

CLICK HERE

 for the questionnaires (PDF)

 

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GCC Meeting Minutes

 

are now available on the

Gifford Community Council page

Diary Dates

 Yester Community Movie Association

 

8.00pm - Friday September 8th 2017

La La Land

Certificate (PG 13)

 

Visit the Yester Community Movie Association Website HERE

 Gifford Horticultural Society

Flower Show

19th/20th August


Yester Families
Monthly Meetings

 

Visit our Gifford Diary page for information.

Gifford Village

 

Church
Welcome to Gifford, a picture postcard conservation village, four miles south of Haddington in East Lothian, Scotland.
The pretty church, (which is open to visitors between Easter and October), impressive Village Hall, lovely village green and the 18th century Mercat Cross, make Gifford a delightful spot to discover.
For more information about the village and it's history :
"Gifford - A Brief History and Guide", is available from:
Hoggs Newsagents and Gift Shop in the village.

About Gifford

 

Yester House

Gifford, in the Parish of Yester is first mentioned in the
Anglo-Saxon period.

In the 17th century a large estate and farming community flourished after the first Marquess of Tweeddale had enclosed the Yester Estate with a 7 mile wall and laid out a park within it.

He demolished the old settlement of Bothans which lay near his house, and the village grew outside the gates to accommodate estate workers.

The name Gifford derives from a Norman family.

 

 

 

 

Main Street, Gifford 

 Main Street - Gifford Village

 

 

 

 

The Goblin Ha' 

 

 

 

 

pathway through Yester Estate

 

Core Path, Yester Estate 

 

 

 

 Gifford Memorial Cross

 Gifford Village