News

The Christmas Tea

 held on 25th November raised over £1,000 for Marie Curie

 

Well done to all those who supported this worthy charity and the ladies who worked so hard to make it happen!

 


 

Minutes of the GCC Meetings are available on the Community Council Page

Diary Dates

 Yester Community Movie Association

 

7.30pm - Friday

March 9th 2018

"Wind River"

(15)

 

For details:

Visit the Yester Community Movie Association Website HERE

Gifford Society
  

 Thursday

1st March

2018

 

  Derek Janes 

Smuggling in East Lothian and Berwickshire
c.1750 – 1790
 7.30pm - Gifford Village Hall

 

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Visit our Gifford Society Page for full information about the 2017/18 programme

 


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