Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council

view of Gavinton

New on the Site

Fogo Nursery 40th anniversary

The Boyds in Concert, 25th October

Changes to Village Hall Committee

Community Cinema Autumn Programme

Next at the Community Cinema

Captain Phillips Saturday 4th October

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

West Gavinton Development Latest

The developers for the proposed new housing to the west of Gavinton have prepared a new plan and, ahead of making a revised formal application have sought guidance from Scottish Borders Council. The new plan and SBC's comments are available to the public.

Click here for access to the latest documents and all previous plans and documents.

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