Laidlawstiel House

Scotland’s Gardens

Gardens Open for Charity

in aid of CLIC Sargent

Wednesday 24th May 2017


Wednesday 14th June 2017

1.00pm -5.00pm

Admission £4.00/Children free

Self-service teas

Plants for sale.


The new Powerheart G5 defibrillator has now been installed at Caddonfoot Hall.

It is located beside the front door and is available at all times.

Dinosaur Detectives

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 2.30pm

Performed by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre the Dinosaur Detectives will weave their way through the audience to discover a secret doorway. Uncovering the fascinating stories surrounding the fossil finds of amateur archaeologists. The performance is full of facts and illustrated with the use of rod puppets, shadow play and large-scale projections. Following the performance audiences are invited to handle fossils, including real bones and dinosaur poo.

Tickets £5/£3 or £10 for a Family ticket( 1 adult + 2 children) Suitable for age 4+

Available from Clovenfords Hotel or phone 07527800301. Or pay at the door.

Keats Quartet

Returning to our hall for the third time, with an altered line-up, is the fantastically talented Keats Quartet. Playing a wide selection of music from folk, traditional and classical this string quartet hits all the right notes. We may  even be able to encourage them to sing again.

Friday 1st September 2017.

Concert and canapés. Tickets £12.00 available from Clovenfords Hotel from 1st July or

Book online at moc.t1496009281enret1496009281nitb@1496009281toofn1496009281oddac1496009281ofni1496009281


Events at Caddonfoot Hall

A View from the Edge – March 8th at 7.30pm
‘A View from the Edge’ is a new play about a missing art gallery owner and a Private Eye hired by his wife. There is another thread to the play as two writers try to script a theatre show about an art forgery ring. It will keep you guessing until the end. See and
Tickets £8 from Joan Fotheringham – phone 07527800301 or email moc.t1496009281enret1496009281nitb@1496009281toofn1496009281oddac1496009281ofni1496009281

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s Dinosaur Detectives – Saturday 1st April at 2.30pm
Children’s drama with puppetry. A child’s delight – handle fossils at the end of the performance, including dinosaur poo. Tickets are now on sale at the Clovenfords Hotel or phone 07527800301 to book. Adult £5 Child £3 (Not suitable for toddlers). Family tickets are available £10 (1 adult and 2 children). See

Talk about Stobs Camp at Caddonfoot Hall



Talk by Andrew Jepson, Stobs Camp Project Officer, Archaeology Scotland
Friday 17th February at 7.30pm
Stobs Camp: Past, Present and Future
Tickets from Clovenfords Shop or at the door. £5 to include refreshments.

Events at Caddonfoot Hall

The following events are to be held at the hall.

The Unknown Soldier

A WW1 drama written and performed by Ross Ericsson.
Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for a second year and selling out at the Assembly Hall.
***** Three Weeks – “Powered by a magnificent solo performance”
**** Edinburgh Guide – “Well worth a watch whether you enjoy war plays or not”
**** Young Perspective – “performed with such raw emotion and sensitivity ….a brilliant play”

Wednesday 9th November at 8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 available from Clovenfords Shop or phone 07527800301

St Andrews Night Ceilidh
26th November at 7.30pm
Dance to Dere Street. Light supper and licensed bar.
Tickets £15.00 each available from 1st November at Clovenfords Shop or phone 07527800301

Eilidh cleans up Clovenfords

img_3166Clovenfords Resilient Community Litter Picking group would like to thank Eilidh McCreadie for her wonderful work picking litter around the village. Eilidh, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award community service collected roadside litter around the village, weekly over the last 6 months. Clovenfords looked much more attractive thanks to her dedicated effort. The Litter Picking group, led by Gordon Hume, would like to extend a huge thank you to Eilidh for all her hard work.

Clovenfords Summer Fair 2016

The summer fair was a huge success despite the downpours! View photos from the day here.

Message from the Clovenfords Summer Fair Committee:

All the members of the Summer Fair Committee would like to thank everyone who helped, donated, baked, but especially all those who came along to make the day the success it was.  The weather didn’t deter people and we would like to thank the Ex-Servicemen’s Pipe Band for starting us off with flair. The fancy dress costumes were fantastic and there wasn’t a bought one in sight. Well done! Unfortunately, some activities had to be cancelled due to the weather but at least several of you managed to get to the top of the climbing wall.

It was also fitting that the Braw Lass, Alex, and the Braw Lad, Mark, opened the play park.  Unfortunately, Alex had to leave to compete in a riding competition the next day, but ex Braw Lass Alice helped Mark to judge the bake-off. The cakes were fantastic and we’re sure the judges enjoyed tasting them all! It was a tough decision to make. It was also nice to see the children entering into the spirit with the races and not letting the rain put them off.

We must also thank all those at the Village Hall for the loan of the tents – they were definitely needed!  Also thanks to all those who brought a gazebo along and to the Church Group for providing teas and coffees. The bunting also brightened up the village – thanks to Dave Houston for the loan of that.

If you have taken any good pictures please upload them here. The best ones will be published online, and the the committee is also thinking of creating a collage to put up at the hotel.

We would like to build on the success of the first summer fair, so if anyone would like to see anything different/extra next year, please let us know by completing the contact form here.

Thanks, once again, to you all.
Summer Fair Committee

Congratulations to all the winners of the fancy dress competition and bake-off:

Fancy dress
Pre-primary: ‘Cloven in Bloom’ Elsie Raftery
Primary : ‘The Red Barrows’ James Glendinning and Conor Cairney
Adult : ‘Willie Wonka’ Greg Macfarlane

Clovenfords bake-off – decorated Victoria sponge (age 12 and over)
1st: Diane Woodburn
2nd: Val Pierpoint
3rd : Suzanne Scott

Clovenfords bake-off – Cupcake (under 12s)
1st: Mya Lamb
2nd: Darcy Liddle
3rd: Evie Akrigg

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