Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council

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New on the Site

Cinema Programme Changes

Fogo Nursery 40th anniversary

Church Services to end November

Changes to Community Council

Next at the Community Cinema

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Saturday 1st November

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Welcome to the website of the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council.

West Gavinton Development Latest - Public Meeting

Over 80 people attended the Public Meeting in Gavinton Village Hall on Sunday 26th October. The Community Council will meet on 3rd November to discuss all the comments made from the floor and prepare its official response to the proposals.

The meeting starts at 7:30pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Click here for access to further information and all previous plans and documents.

Big News from the Community Cinema

The Community Cinema in Gavinton is thrilled to announce a number of additional screenings for Wednesday evenings in the coming weeks. See the programme page for full details.

Community Council Latest

Community Council Meeting Minutes

The minutes page has been updated and reports on all recent meetings are now available.

The village of Gavinton, with the associated parishes of Fogo and Polwarth, lies to the south-west of Duns in Berwickshire. This pdf file shows the local area with the community council's boundaries. The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, 18 miles, by road, to the east, provides access to the national rail network and the A1 trunk road, putting Edinburgh and Newcastle within easy reach.

A lot of the information on this website, such as information about the Gavinton Village Hall and access to the archives of the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council (GFPCC), is intended for residents of the area but other information, such as the history of the three communities and the photo galleries, should be of interest to anyone with links to this part of the Scottish Borders.

Daffodils by the Gavinton sign

Daffodils by the Gavinton sign

Like approximately 100 villages in Scotland, Gavinton resulted from the desire of a wealthy estate owner to manage his land more efficiently. It was established in 1759 when the laird of Langton, David Gavin, wished to clear the settlement of Langton in order to improve the agricultural output of the estate.

Langton church

The parish church in Gavinton
retains the Langton name.

Please use the navigation links at the side to explore the site. If you have come to the site because you believe you have family connections to this area and are looking for more information, please feel free to use the link to the webmaster at the bottom of every page.

 

 

Gavinton village green

The village green in Gavinton