Harburn Village Hall - News


 

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2016 CRAFT FAIR

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It's all coming together
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Susan Howie and her apprentice start to bring together the work done by members of Harburn Rural to celebrate 90 years of friendship in the Village Hall.






















Memories of Robert Rennie please click here






Two sad deaths of Harburn residents to report:

ROZI SPURWAY of Linhous and Harburn in early July and

HARRY RUSSELL, well-known farming family of Murieston Castle, also in July.














MEMORIES OF WESTWOOD HOUSE
Bella Kirk and the house under the Bings.

For the period of the Festival this year, the City Art Gallery in Market Street, Edinburgh has a multi media exhibit by Nicky Bird, the artist photographer who led the Now and Then project in West Calder and Harburn a couple of years ago.  
Nicky has collaborated with a group of other artists to create the installation which is titled “Heritage Site”.  It’s part of a show under the Alt-w  banner funded by Creative Scotland.

"Heritage Site” has five elements to it - a large scale model of Westwood highlighted,  a landscape House (think huge dolls’ house) with the room that Bella’s family lived in light show projected onto the model,   a stunning panorama photograph of the Five Sisters,  a recreation of the industrial smells of the oil works - all tied together and overlaid with sound recordings of Bella’s reminiscence of her childhood living there,  Memory, imagination and imaging working together.

It’s on the third floor in the City Art Gallery till 28th August.  The other exhibits in the Alt-w show will intrigue, fascinate or irritate you depending no how you respond to them
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HOTLINE DETAILS A71 DIVERSIONS

JOANNA SENDS THE FOLLOWING (apologies for delay in displaying):

Hello everyone, Network rail have established an email address for all questions and queries regarding the A71 diversion and works taking place. You can contact them directly at:
ShottslineElectrification@networkrail.co.uk

If you do contact them, please can you put me on cc so that we can track everything raised........ jpearce215@btinternet.com.

Wind Farm News

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Harburn Pensioners in Pitlochry Carousel Carousal

The rain as we set off did little to dampen the spirits of the (bakers’) dozen members of the Over 50s Friday Lunch Club/Oldsters’ Soup Kitchen on our jaunt to see Carousel at Pitlochry Festival Theatre last Saturday (2nd July). With Allan’s firm and practised hand at the wheel and Mary riding shotgun, er, umbrella, from Harret to West Torphin (Heather & John) to Broadmeadow (Isobel & Jim) to, oops...                                                                                             [driver’s expletive deleted]                                                                                                      It would be unkind to note that the Maclaughlans had neglected to pick up their next-door-neighbour, but life can be cruel at times.

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A SONG OR TWO AND A FREE PENCIL

I spent the first 70 years of my life convinced I could not sing writes Juliet but now all that has changed. If you pass Harburn Hall late in the morning on the 2nd Saturday of any month stop a while and listen. You will hear us ladies, who, like me, are now at last really enjoying singing with new confidence and great commitment. Don't just listen. Come and join us.

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Yes, we are the Saturday Singers and thanks to the encouragement and enthusiasm of our leader, Carolyn Hamilton, we are having a ball. Carolyn makes sufficient demands for us to know we are making progress yet we are never allowed to feel anxious about hitting a wrong note or mangling the timing. The whole emphasis is on enjoying singing for ourselves with no fears about performing to a potential audience.

And it's great fun. So come and join us - the second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm - you will never spend a better fiver and you will get coffee and cake AND a free pencil.  

For more information contact Juliet on 01506871339 or Isobel on 01506873032
 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


























FESTIVAL 2016: The REPORT AND PICS are now on line and can be accessed via CLICK Many thanks to all those who contributed















Tel. Box Office, 0131-226-0002

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NARROW DEFEAT FOR BOWLERS

On the 18th April Helen McDonald and Helen Bissett from Harburn and Sheila Hughff from Dalkeith traveled to Troon to represent Midlothian in the finals of the Indoor Bowling Competition.  There were groups from five areas, and we played four games.  We won two and lost two, so unfortunately did not get through to the semi-finals.  We had a very enjoyable day, meeting some lovely ladies from all over Scotland, and were well supported from our own area.
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HARBURN PLAYERS SURPRISING CHOICE
report on the latest production on the drama page, please click here




Just on line: REPORT AND PICS of the latest BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS. Please click

News of latest WRI meeting - David's Drumming Lesson in words and photos. Please click
THE ANNUAL (BERYL'S) CEILIDH.....For a report please click here

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Happy New Year...Village Hall Brunch, a cure for any hangover...

Following a great Hogmanay Bash at the Golf Club it seemed an early start on Jan 1 setting up the Hall for our the "must have in your diary event" of the year.
As predicted Paul and I had set up the tables before Guy had managed to get out of bed!

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A slow start...but by the time the first greeting of "Happy New Year" to the first visitors, the Hall and...more importantly...the Kitchen was ready to go.

Linda, Lilian and Netta were moving even faster than they had when dancing the previous evening.

In a mist of steam and smoke( yes a few sausages did go past their optimum cooking time)...food just started to appear. Guy and Paul were filling the bane Marie at speed.
Phew...Allan and Mary arrived to lend a hand...meanwhile at the Cava station I managed to test every bottle as the were opened.

The hoards followed soon after...egg emergency...after wrestling the tattie scone frying pan from Lilian, Linda was able to produce double the amount of eggs...but would we have a tattie scone revolt...no...Lorne sausage suddenly became a favourite.kitchen brunch 15

Just when the Kitchen were getting into a rhythm, in came those who had not replied to the email.....Was there enough food??

Of course there was...like John Lewis we are never knowingly understocked...crack open the extra eggs, black pud, sausage and secret store of Cava.

The Tuffs wandered in just as the Kitchen was closing...just in time.

It was time for the Kitchen staff to have their brunch...

Clearing up was easy, thanks to Fiona, Stephen, Moira, Joe, Yvonne, and many others that sneaked in and I didn't see them Sorry for not mentioning you, but thank you.

Thank you, also, to those who added to the donation basket...that meant that the cost to the Hall for the brunch was about £40.

The heart of the Community is the Hall and the lifeblood is our people.
A well attended Community event, a great time for our families to get together, a Community spirit that many Towns and Villages would be jealous of.

Here's to a great 2016. Brunch Mole speaks (DmcD)