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To whom it may concern,


Gifford Sports and Tennis Courts Feasibility Study


Moneys totalling £1,750 were raised to fund a feasibility study to see whether or not it would be possible to site an all-weather, multi-purpose sports facility, (including tennis), at Yester Primary School.


Three comprehensive quotes were received by the East Lothian Council and we selected the lowest one, (£1,750). The work was carried out and £1,750 was duly paid to the East Lothian Council on November 11th 2016.



A N Hamilton.

Honorary Treasurer,

Gifford Community Council November 28th 2016



GCC Meeting Minutes

are now available on the

Gifford Community Council page

Diary Dates

 Yester Community Movie Association


8.00pm - Friday June 9th 2017

I, Daniel Blake

Directed by Ken Loach


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.

To residents of Gifford interested in traffic calming measures  the village of Gifford

Responding to the Community’s anxieties about speeding in the village, the GCC have been working on a plan to deal with this problem.

It began with a plea to the ELC to take the issue seriously.
The ELC – to their credit – implemented a week’s programme  at the beginning of the year to measure the problem.

Broadly speaking about 75% of drivers travel at between 30 & 45mph, i.e. they break the law.
Subject to the approval of police, ambulance and “fire” - AND money – these results ( no surprise to the residents of Gifford) are now the trigger for radical action. Such action must – in the view of the GCC – include physical impediments to drivers who break the law.

This includes a plan to introduce speed tables on the 3 roads in and out of Gifford. We are optimistic – but – forgive the pun - there is a long road to travel. We will keep you informed. If you have any suggestions or questions, please come to the next GCC meeting – May 8th, 7.30pm  in the Todrig Room (below the Gifford Community Hall).

The minutes of a recent meeting between 2 members of the GCC  - Nick Morgan & Andrew Hamilton – and 2 of the ELC Roads Department – are available:  HERE, (PDF)

(The ELC were most helpful) 


Meeting Dates - 2017


Monday 9th January

Monday 13th February

Monday 13th March

Monday 10th April

Monday 8th May

Monday 12th June

Monday 10th July

Monday 14th August

Monday 11th September

Monday 9th October

Monday 13th November

Monday 11th December


Meetings will be in the Todrick Room, Gifford Village Hall at 7.30pm




Chairman:  Craig McLachlan - Tel: 810733 (day time)

3 Castlemains Cottage, Gifford, EH41 4PL

Vice Chair: Joanne Allen - Tel: 811019

Lilac Cottage, The Wynd, Gifford, EH41 4QT

Secretary: Nick Morgan - Tel: 810375

Chestnut Cottage, Duns Rd, Gifford, EH41 4QW

Treasurer: Andrew Hamilton - Tel: 810212

Forbes Lodge, Edinburgh Rd, Gifford, EH41 4JE

David Griffiths - Tel: 810732

Rowan Cottage, Duns Rd, Gifford, EH41 4QZ

Alexander Renton - Tel: 810503

49, Walden Terr, Gifford, EH41 4QP

Wendy Ferguson - Tel: 811069

Longnewton Farmhouse, Gifford, EH41 4JW

Adam White - Tel: 810298

The Shamba, Tweeddale Cres, Gifford, EH41 4QZ

Eric Thompson - Tel: 810725

Muirfoot, Longyester, Gifford, EH41 4PL


Meetings Archive:

 Minutes of the Community Council meetings are available below

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 13th March 2017 - Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 13th February 2017 - Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 9th January 2017 - Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 12th December 2016 - Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 14th November 2016 - Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 12th September 2016 -  Available HERE (PDF)

Minutes of the GCC Meeting 8th August 2016 -  Available HERE (PDF)