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Issue 28 August 2018

Cousland Courier
Our Community Newsletter

We thought edition
number 27 was a
The Grand Old Age of 5. Inside this issue:

bumper edition but this Village Gala Day 2
While there is a long way to go to and BBQ
one is almost as large! match that of the village WRI the
Cousland Courier has reached the
grand old age of 5 with our first Iron Man 2018 3
The fantastic weather edition being published in August
has brought the 2013.
community out and Rural Life in the 4
Our intrepid team have interviewed Past
about. We are pleased
members of the community,
to report on petanque published personal stories and heart
match results and A truly 5
felt experiences. We have loved
Remarkable Day
bumper turnouts at the Paul’s poems and Gillian’s witty
community cafés articles which have made us laugh out loud.
Village on the 6
which were held
outside. Thank-you all for your recipes, household tips, reports of Map
activities and future events, your congratulations and notices of
What does CVHA 10
sorrow. You have shared achievements and sometimes sadness, all
Mean ?
See you all of which make up the Cousland Courier. We have been delighted by
at Village the continued support of the community, clubs and societies who
come up trumps and provide articles that fill the pages. And a Dates for Your 11
Gala Day. special thank-you to Sheena who always manages to give us great Diary
Kathleen, Lesley, Jean photos for every edition.
Lindy, Gordon & Fiona
We thank everyone who has provided pieces for us over the last 5
years and we hope that you and many others, will continue to do so over the next 5.

Without the help of Midlothian Council Communities Team, who print 250
copies of every edition, the Cousland Courier would not have been born and our
special thanks must go to them for their continued backing.

At times it has been frustrating, tiring and it is always hard work but we have
enjoyed it and the overwhelming positive feedback we have received from the
community has been fantastic, making it all worthwhile. Of course there is always
room for improvement or change and if you would like to see something different,
or help in any way, please get in touch via the email address on the bottom of the
page.

At our next editorial meeting we will raise a glass (or two) to the next 5 years.

Village Gala Day Saturday 25th of August

Our annual village day is on Saturday 25th August and we hope as many people as possible will come along and enjoy
what is the village’s family social event of the year. With luck the warm weather will hold up and we will be able to enjoy
a lovely afternoon with family and friends followed in the evening by a BBQ at the village hall .

More details and times of events on page 2.

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Village Gala Day
Saturday 25th of August

The children’s fancy dress parade and competitions . Village Day BBQ
will leave from the Hall at 1.30pm.
New for this year: Alongside the Following the daytime events there
To celebrate the Cousland SWRI’s
usual tea and cake full afternoon tea will be an evening BBQ from 6pm
100th anniversary, the theme for the
will be on offer – Advanced Tickets in the Village Hall.
fancy dress this year is ‘a step back
required and available from the Post
in time’. A celebration of traditional Come and enjoy delicious hot food,
Office, Carol McArthur or any CVHA
costume and dress (however all music, a movie quiz and great
committee member - £7 for adults /
costumes welcome). company.
£3 for Children
The village day will be opened by Main bar and Prosecco Bar open
Village Day competitions will include
Isobel Johnstone, Chair of the SWI from 7pm
children’s fancy dress, raffle,
Midlothian Federation, in the playing
children’s races, adult races, throw Tickets for the evening party -
field following the arrival of the fancy
the welly, etc… as well as the usual
dress parade. As always, it will be a £5 Adults/£1 under 16s (available
baking and craft competitions.
fun filled afternoon of games, stalls on the door).

Village Gala Day Competitions Bottle Tombola
Please could all entries be taken to the judging tent at the Collection
playing field by 1pm on the 25th. Please attach your name (and
age for under 16s) to your entries.
Bottles will be collected
Judging will take place shortly thereafter. Please choose your on Thursday 23rd of
own recipes. August.
Adults: Please feel free to leave
bottles on your doorstep.
Jar of raspberry jam

Swiss Roll
Thank you!
Craft in a tea cup (using a tea cup as base, decorate with anything of
your choice)

Children up to 7 years: Village Gala Day Stalls
Decorated Biscuit (biscuit does not need to be homemade) Available
Painted Pebble (flat stone) We have a few spaces available for
local makers and sellers - £10 per
Children 8 to 15 years: table.
Melting Moments If you or someone you know would
like a table please email -
Painted pebble (flat stone)
couslandcvha@gmail.com

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Ironman 2018
What a difference good weather chat, a discussion about why the road the cool of last year we didn’t have
makes! Last year Ironman Sunday signs were in Welsh and the application that much demand for drinks but my
was a little bit grey and rather cool. of sun cream – yes, this really was goodness, this year was different. It
This year the sun shone in a sky as Cousland in what is bound to become seemed as though most (apart from
blue as our tee the very elite) needed water or
shirts (a bit of a Man electrolytes and we refined our set
City blue up so that they could get a drink,
unfortunately, but discard the bottle and then collect a
hey, you can’t have banana, as managing to eat, drink
everything). and hold on to handlebars while also
This year’s team got going over a speed bump seems not
to work at 7am: - to be part of standard Ironman
setting up tables, training.
filling bottles with Later in the morning it got so hot that
water or energy just drinking the water wasn’t
drink, sorting out enough for some participants, who
flavours of energy had to have the contents of the bottle
bars and stacking poured over them – by a specially
piles of bananas, trained Scottish Water employee,
putting up sponsors’ naturally.
gazebos which
Special mention must go to the two
would provide
pipers this year, with thanks to the
welcome relief from
whole feeding station team and those
the rays later on. Old hands from last
the legendary summer of 2018. who helped in other ways e.g.
year were able to pass on some hints
making soup and rolls for us to enjoy
and tips to our welcome new By the time the first riders came through
after packing up.
volunteers and team spirit was much we were buzzing with excitement, or
in evidence. When we were all set up that might just have been me after Roll on 2019!!
it was time for a quick cup of tea, a sampling both flavours of energy bar. In
Gillian McGovern

Our very own marshal Geoff Collier
the fastest parasol in the West (East).
Baddies beware!

The Cousland team of helpers
p.s. Ironman organisers – Man United red shirts next year?

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Midlothian Doors Open Day 2018
at

Cousland Smiddy & Heritage Hub
Saturday 8 September 2018 - 10;00 until 16;00 hrs
Rural Life in the Past
To celebrate 100 years of 'The Rural' in the village, there will be a
Cousland SWRI Centenary Exhibition in the cottage.
Lots of 'retro' activities to try including Carpet Beating, Butter Churn-
ing, Granny's Wash Day, Horse Shoe Quoits and more!
Demonstration of Blacksmithing happening throughout the day in the
forge.
Soup, tea, coffee and cakes will be available in the marquee and local
produce from the organic plots.
Something for everyone, so do drop in for a visit .

COUSLAND FILM CLUB
Following the very positive feedback months of October through to March. The film club will be on the second
about the pilot season of Cousland Film Saturday of the month from the
It is my intention to run the film club
Club in 2017-2018, CVHA Management months of October through to March.
along the same lines e.g:
Committee The membership will be restricted to
7.30pm - Members arrive
have agreed to 45 so if you would wish to join for
and are welcomed with a
support the 2018-19 season please complete the
glass of wine and nibbles
film club for form below and pop through my
the 2018-19 8.00pm - Film, followed by letter box (Dr Brian Ellis, 57 Hadfast
season and as a the viewing of two trailers Road) by 1st September 2018.
consequence from which members will
Membership will be allocated on a
the vote for the film for the next
first come basis with the annual fee
subscription month’s screening
being collected during the month of
fee will be held 9.30pm - Option of having September.
at £30/person another glass of wine (via a donation) to
Dr Brian Ellis
The pilot season consisted of six films catch up with other members and/or
over a six-month period between the discuss the film.

Cousland Film Club Membership

To Dr Brian Ellis , 57 Hadfast Road (by 1st September 2018)
Name:
Address:
No of Tickets requested:
Email Address or Telephone number:

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A Truly Remarkable Day and All Bred in Cousland CVHA Management Committee
Meeting

Milday Rubicon bred by John Minute Synopsis:
The Royal Highland Show is such a
prestigious event. Any owned by Johnstone Davidson Cousland Village Hall Association
rosettes achieved are a Ponies was 2nd in the class and Management Committee meet at the
huge recognition of then went on to take Reserve Village Hall in the first Monday of the
achievement in breeding Champion to Milday Savannah Rose month all residents of Cousland and
our Milday lines. surrounding area are members of the
Milday Velvet Bunny bred by John association and are very welcome to
Milday Savannah Rose retained at owned by Johnstone Davidson attend any meeting. Please just come
the Milday Stud was 1st in a class of Ponies came a respectable 3rd in along, we start at 7pm.
over 20 ponies. her class . Minutes are available in the hall or on
She then went on to take Champion request – once we have our new web-
Mare then Reserve Supreme A truly remarkable day and all bred site (currently under construction)
Champion. in Cousland. Well done. then they will be easily accessible for
anyone to view online too.

May Minutes:
May saw the committee planning of the
Mediterranean Night and the
community café. We also started a
process of refurbishment of the hall
and replacement of the heating system
3 columns which we will follow up in due course.

June Minutes:
Brian Ellis joined us to give us an
update on the Film Club and the plans
for 2018/19 film nights. It was agreed
that there would be no rental costs for
2018/19 to progress the success of the
pilot. Initial planning of the 1st Sports
event at the hall and for Gala/ Village

Community Police Officers day.

Our local police officers are PCs Scott picture of what is happening in the
July Minutes:
Lambert and Trevor Newton Jones and community that they can start to
It was a pleasure to be joined by 5
they try to be proactive rather than recognise trends, activities and
members of the Courier Group to
reactive in relation to the rural issues potential suspects. Please give
discuss the good work they undertake
raised with them. accurate and detailed descriptions of
on behalf of the whole village and
The main advice they give is: you must vehicles, people, bikes etc. Contact
beyond – we look forward to the next
report all suspicious activity to the can be made using the details below.
edition of Cousland Courier. Further
police. It is only by building up a planning of our Second Sports event
POLICE CONTACTS and the Gala / Village day in August as
PC 11709 Trevor Newton-Jones well as updates on our financial
position with hall upgrade work still
PC 11859 Scott Lambert
being planned this year.
PC Iain Anderson – Youth Community Officer for Newbattle High School
MidlothianEastCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk

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Cousland Community Cafe
Six years ago Caroline Pearson set a cheeky wee Whisky Raffle to keep and also for
up the first Cousland Community Café us all entertained. giving us
in the Village Hall and it is still going We have introduced some new cake stands and flasks. Very much
strong and a great asset to the choices to the food menu, with appreciated.
Community bringing people Fruit Compote as a healthy option, Ken and the Crappers have kindly
together. or link and sliced sausage as the not donated two lovely flowers boxes
May, June and July Cafés have all so healthy alternative. on the fence of the Village Hall, and
basked in glorious sunshine and with The Autumn menu will change Ken is very diligent with his plant
tables in the garden area everyone can slightly with croissants available, watering skills. A big thank you also
enjoy breakfast, coffee and cake in the and if anyone was interested in a to the Majority Group for supplying
fresh air chatting with friends and full English breakfast we may the Café with fresh flowers on the
accommodate. Any suggestions are table every month.
welcome and will be considered. If any Hall user groups would like to
(I’m never going to cook smoked host a Café as a fundraising event
kippers!!!) Any dietary please let me know and we can get it
requirements can be met if prior in the diary, Courier and website so
notice is given. that you can enjoy the full support of
There will be price increases in the the community.
September Café, ensuring that we Also if user groups could provide
cover hall running costs and any information about their
food price changes. groups…times, days, age groups etc,
neighbours.
A huge thank you to Pete McLean we can display it on the Village News
Our June Café was enhanced by the Noticeboard.
for donating delicious cakes every
now traditional Smiddy Plant Sale, and
month from his Bake Box Company, Carol McArthur

Majority Group
The 2018-19 session will begin on Monday 1st October, with a visit to Poppy Scotland.
A number of interesting speakers have been lined up on the first Monday afternoon of every month over the winter, as well
as the traditional Christmas lunch in February, and an outing in May.

All are welcome - you can’t be too old or too young to join the Majority.

Oct 1st Visit to Poppy Scotland 12.30pm Meet at Hall for bus
th
Nov 5 John Mitchell - Francie & Josie 2pm Village Hall
rd
Dec 3 Andrew Stewart - Roslin 2pm Village Hall
th
Jan 9 Ray Christie – Canada 2pm Village Hall
th
Feb 4 Christmas Lunch - Juniper Lea TBC Meet at Hall for bus
th
Mar 4 Simon Fairnie – Musselburgh 2pm Village Hall
st
Apr 1 Ian Rintoul – Vintage Film 2pm Village Hall
th
May 13 Visit to Vine Trust Barge, TBC Meet at Hall for bus
Prince of Wales Dock, Leith

Ken Carnie/Elspeth Fleming

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Petanque News
The Village Petanque competition continues through the summer and has been much enjoyed by all taking part. The
organisers this year have held a number of ‘Super Sundays’ where, with much hilarity and wine, quite a few competitions
take place in one afternoon.
Thanks Norrie for all your organisation and planning.

Pairs Results so far GP W L GF GA GD PTS
Lesley & Mike Combe 7 5 2 75 63 12 15
Norrie Brown & Stewart Buchan 6 4 2 66 58 8 12
Gillian & Andrew McGovern 5 3 2 54 35 19 9
Julie & Darren Sweeney 4 3 1 51 40 11 9
Steven & Helen Lapinskie 2 2 0 26 9 17 6
Sheena & Douglas 4 2 2 34 40 -6 6
Wendy & Ernest 1 1 0 13 1 12 3
John & Veronica Hamilton 3 1 2 29 26 3 3
Phil & Karen Calvert 1 1 0 13 12 1 3
Robin & Kathleen Donald 4 1 3 24 40 -16 3
Caroline & Richard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karen and Stevie Gilhooley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David & Jennifer McKay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geoff & Joyce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jean & Jack Kirk 4 0 4 34 52 -18 0
Ken & Andrea Carnie 5 0 5 22 65 -43 0

Single Results so far GP W L GF GA GD PTS
Mike Combe 4 3 1 50 33 17 9
Lesley Combe 4 3 1 50 38 12 9
Helen Lapinskie 6 3 3 58 49 9 9
Andrew McGovern 4 3 1 39 43 -4 9
John Hamilton 2 2 0 26 12 14 6
Steven Lapinskie 3 2 1 28 21 7 6
Geoff Collier 3 2 1 32 27 5 6
Wendy Hourston 3 2 1 32 31 1 6
Alasdair Carnie 2 1 1 25 19 6 3
Jack Kirk 3 1 2 30 29 1 3
Gordon Brown 3 1 2 29 28 1 3
Kathleen Donald 4 1 3 34 46 -12 3
Gillian McGovern 4 1 3 28 50 -22 3
Mark Seymour 6 1 5 43 77 -34 3
Stevie Gilhooley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Holmes 1 0 1 12 13 -1 0

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Fly tipping
Midlothian Council are preparing to secure as possible to minimise illegal http://dumbdumpers.org/flytipping
undertake a joint Anti Fly Tipping entry. Landowners have a responsibility -online-report-form/
Campaign with Police Scotland in to make sure that waste dumped on their
Midlothian. The aim of this campaign land is removed safely.
Most rubbish can be placed in the
is to send out the message that fly Landowners should be aware that some household
tipping is not acceptable in commonly fly tipped items can be bins provided
Midlothian. dangerous. by Midlothian
Fly tipping is caused by the failure to In arranging for removal, be aware that Council. The
dispose of waste correctly and is a you can do this yourself if you have a Council also
major year long problem in Waste Carriers Licence. If not, you need provides two
Midlothian. This waste often results to use a contractor who does. Either way, waste
from house clearances, removals, the landowner is liable for the waste recycling
gardening or building work and is removal costs. If you move material from centres for its
dumped illegally on private or public your land to public ground that residents.
land. constitutes fly tipping and you could be These are
Tipping on public land – local fined / prosecuted. located at:
authorities deal with fly tipping on Report fly tipping to your local authority Stobhill Road, Newtongrange EH22
public land – all cases reported to the as tracking every incident helps them 4NU
local authority are investigated. spot patterns and helps catch repeat Bellman`s Road, Penicuik EH26 0AA
Depending on the nature and type of offenders.
material found, a number of different MIDLOTHIAN COUNCIL CONTACTS
strategies are used. For further information on these
Environmental health (fly tipping and centres such as opening times and
· Perpetrators are provided with the noise) can be contacted at type of waste that can be dropped
opportunity to remove the material environmentalhealth@midlothian.gov.uk off, see
and dispose of it correctly.
Anyone finding dumped waste on public https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info
· Fixed penalty notices are served ground can report it on the Council /1054/bins_and_recycling/346/hou
Referral to the Procurator Fiscal can website and we will arrange to have it sehold_waste recycling_centres
also be considered cleared and try to identify who is In addition, for information
Tipping on private land – If material is responsible. regarding recycling points in
dumped on private land then it is the Midlothian, see
responsibility of the land owner, even If you see anyone dumping rubbish you https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/dire
if the waste has nothing to do with can report the incident online at the ctory/1/recycling_points
them. Landowners are therefore Dumb Dumpers website ;
encouraged to keep their property as

Dates for future Smiddy Trust meetings Dates for Local History Project Meetings
2nd Saturday of the month at Cousland Heritage Hub.
10.00 – 12.00pm
The next meetings of the Trust will be on:
All welcome to come along to get involved in the
conservation and presentation of the village’s history.
Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 7.30 pm in The Smiddy Cottage
13th October, 10th November, 8th December
Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 7.30 pm in The Smiddy Cottage
Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 7.30 pm in The Smiddy Cottage Crappers Outing
Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 7.30 pm in The Smiddy Cottage Friday 21 September,: venue is the Justinees
Bus £5 –please hand to Ken by 17th September

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Visitors put Cousland on the Map.
The MBTAG (Midlothian and Borders Very positive comments about the about two hours in glorious sunshine
Tourism Action Group) held a exhibitions and displays enjoying the organic plots, the local
familiarisation tour for tourist were received from the group. history displays and special
accommodation providers around exhibition about our SWI's
It is hoped that visitors to Midlothian
Midlothian on 5 June. The group centenary, the 300 year old smiddy
will now be encouraged by their
visited Cousland Smiddy and and a demonstration of craft
hosts to visit Cousland.
Heritage Hub over their lunchbreak, blacksmithing.
Musselburgh Conservation Society
where they enjoyed a delicious picnic They reported that they had
were also warmly welcomed to
in the warm sunshine, admiring the thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Cousland Smiddy and Heritage Hub
well-tended surroundings and and wished us success for the future.
on the afternoon of 28 June.
assessing our tourist offering.
A group of 20 members spent

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Can you sew, cut material,
iron?
Come and join us in the Village Hall
Sat 22nd Sept between 10am and 4pm
For a day of Crafting, Chatting and
Chilling.
Let’s make new tablecloths and curtains
for the Hall.
Teas and Coffees all day, Sandwiches
and probably Cake.
Bring your sewing machine, ironing
board and scissors, if you have Visit by Musselburgh Conservation Society
Tea and cake making volunteers needed
too.
Even if you don’t think you have a sewing Tynewater Heritage Trophy awarded
skill, please come along for the chat and
the cake. Sheena Irving, Chair of
Cousland Smiddy Trust
was delighted to be
invited to present the
3rd annual Tynewater
Heritage Trophy to the
winning pupils at the
For more info contact
last day of term
Jean 0770953882 Assembly in June.
Carol 07814703935
The winning class were
Live on the Big Screen in P4 with a well thought
out and presented dis-
the Village Hall
play on Midlothian's
Scottish Rugby Autumn Test
Farming Heritage.
Scotland v South Africa
7th November: Hall open from 4.30pm

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CVHA
WHAT DO THE LETTERS STAND
FOR?
Clubs and Societies Meeting Days

At the 2017 AGM Cousland Village Majority Group 1st Mon in Month 2.00pm Village Hall
Hall Association was confirmed as an
umbrella organisation, under which
all residents of Cousland and the Carpet Bowling Tuesday 5.00pm Village Hall
surrounding area are members.
SWRI (Rural) 3rd Tues in Month 7.00pm Village Hall
The constitution of this organisation
requires that an AGM is held each Smiddy Trust 1st Tues in month 7.30pm Smiddy Cottage
year to elect a committee to manage
the village hall and coordinate Parent & Tots Wednesday 9.15am Village Hall
activities across the area, which
supports the aims of CVHA as Youth Club Wednesday 6.30pm Village Hall
defined in the constitution.
This committee is called the
Rainbows Thursday 6.00pm Village Hall
Cousland Village Hall Association
Management Committee (often
referred to as ‘The Committee”). Girl Guides Friday 6.30pm Village Hall

Our village newsletter - Cousland History Group 2rd Sat in the month 10.00am- 12.00 Smiddy Cottage
Courier - is a medium by which
anyone in the village and the
surrounding area can communicate Village Trades and Services
events and news they want to pass
by the editorial team, by submitting B & B (Twin/Double Room) Kathleen & Robin Donald 0131 663 1821
written articles and news to Beauty Treatments Claire Wilson 07849 717291
couslandnewsdrop@gmail.com or
Blacksmith/Forged Metalwork Sean Cockburn 07392 791202
by word of mouth. It is also a useful
Builder & Plasterer Clark Millar 07812 780017
vehicle for publicising what the
CVHA Management Committee plan Child Minder Carol McArthur 07814 703935
for the community and also the Computer Services & small DIY Tom Morrow 07884 125126
minutes of their meetings.
Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Lisa Kerr 07759 101099
Fencing, Railings & Metalworker Steve Gilhooley 07702 188692
To avoid any confusion, and to Nail and Make up Artist Rachael Ewart 07464 545625
encourage everyone to contribute to Painter/Decorator Stuart Naysmith 0131 454 9707
the Courier we have included the
Personal Trainer Phil Calvert 07525 046 436
words “Our Community Newsletter”
in the title of the Cousland Courier. Personal Trainer Gemma Chapman 07783 941723
Physiotherapist Dougal Coward 07921 618 568
The editorial team . Plumber /Heating & Boiler Servicing Gordon Dunn 07850 246 810
Vet Beate & John Buxton 0131 654 2266

Odd Jobs
EGGS FOR SALE If you require a person to do any odd jobs,
at the Kiln on Quarrybank Road please contact Callan
on 0131 654 2370

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Dates for your diary Your CVHA Management
Committee
August

1 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 10.30am-1.00pm Smiddy Cottage John Hamilton (Chair)
Lorraine Chapman (Sec)
4 Community Café 10.30am Village Hall
Jennifer McKay (Treasurer)
5 Petanque AWAY Match Tweedvalley Karen Fraser
Helen Lapinskie
5 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 12.30pm-3.30pm Smiddy Cottage
Carol McArthur
6 CVHAMC 7.00pm Village Hall Andrew McGovern
Lesley McLean
7 Cousland Smiddy Trust 7.30pm Smiddy Cottage
Beate Truroy-Buxton
Youth Club Returns
The Village Hall
15 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 10.30am-1.00pm Smiddy Cottage Management Committee
meet 1st Monday of each
20 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 12.30pm-3.30pm Smiddy Cottage month at 7pm in the Village
Hall.
23 Bottle Collection – Gala Day
Members of the community
25 Village Gala Day 1.30pm Leave Village Hall are always welcome to
attend.
Village Gala Day Evening Event 6.00pm Village Hall

29 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 12.30pm-3.30pm Smiddy Cottage

September Hall Bookings

1 Community Café 10.30am Village Hall To make a booking
please call the secretary
3 CVHAMC 7.00pm Village Hall
on 663 7231
4 Cousland Smiddy Trust 7.30pm Smiddy Cottage or E-mail
CouslandVHA@gmail.com
5 Cousland Smiddy Open Day 10.30am-1.00pm Smiddy Cottage

8 Midlothian Doors Open Day 10.00am – 4.30pm Smiddy Cottage

21 Crappers Outing TBA Justinless Got something to
22 Crafting at the Hall 10.00am-4.00pm Village Hall sell ?
October Why not let us know and
we will put your advert in
1 CVHAMC 7.00pm Village Hall
here
1 Majority Group – visit poppy Scotland 12.30pm Village Hall – Bus

2 Cousland Smiddy Trust 7.30pm Smiddy Cottage
CAR BOOT SALE
6 Community Café 10.30am Village Hall
8 SEPTEMBER
9 Inter Village Gardening Quiz 7.30pm Fala Village Hall
10am -2pm
13 Local History Project 10.00am-12pm Cousland Heritage Hub
ST MARY’S CHURCH
13 Film Club Resumes 7.30pm Village Hall CAR PARK (Just inside the
gates of Dalkeith Country
28 Clocks Change – Fall Back
Park off the Musselburgh
TBC Carpet Bowls Resumes Village Hall Road)
TBC Bonfire Collection If you want to sell stuff
November £10 for a car or £15 for a
van. (setting up from 9am)
TBC Community Café TBC Village Hall
Or just come for free and
5 Majority Group – speaker John Mitchell 2.00pm Village Hall
browse and buy!
TBC Bonfire Night

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