Thanks to ELCC

The Committee of Oldhamstocks Community Association would like to express our thanks and appreciation to ELCC for their prompt response in following our lead in the creation of a Petty Cash fund and, on a much bigger scale, the creation of a Hardship Fund. 


In these difficult times it is reassuring to see small communities working swiftly together to create a means to be able to help anyone suffering financial hardship, quickly and without fuss.

The OCA Committee


Help required with historical photographs of Oldhamstocks and Innerwick Shows

Hi, I am researching a Thorntonloch poultry farmer, Graham Budge, who played rugby for Scotland in 1950. His family came over from Canada in 1930 and lived in Reston first.

Before the war, Graham and his two brothers took part in the sports part of village gala days such as Innerwick and Oldhamstocks. After the war, Graham organised at least one.

The BNA has results though these look more like participants in things like tug of war, shot putt etc. Would anyone have a photo of Graham either as a teenager or a bit older working at a gala day?

His last village day would be 1951 as he left for Canada that summer and stayed there.

Any responses please contact Aidan Taylor 


Border Belles Plant Nursery

Hi there,
Welcome to the latest incarnation of Border Belles Plant Nursery in East Lothian, which has been established for more than 20 years.
My plants are usually available from Smeaton Nursery Garden & Tearooms in East Linton but, due to the Covid-19 emergency, I have decided to reintroduce my delivery and collection service that has been absent for a number of years.

A list of what I currently have available for sale can be seen below along with prices and pot sizes.
I’m happy to supply a full descriptive list by email on request directly from here or if you prefer contact Gillian via mail@borderbelles.com.
When you place an order I will contact you to agree delivery or collection and confirm payment details.
At this time payment can only be made by BACS or Faster Payments, and delivery can only be made within the East Lothian area.

Stay well. Gillian.