Though the newspapers may be full of stories about an impending big freeze, the Community Council has turned its attention to next spring and summer.
For many years, Gavinton entered one or other of the Scotland's Floral Gateway & Beautiful Scotland competitions. Your Community Council would like to know if residents would like the village to enter one of these competitions again. Come along to the Village Hall for a short meeting on Wednesday 15th January 2014 at 7pm if you would like us to take part. There is more information on the Community Council homepage.
The Community Council is very grateful to Janet O'Kane for her seven years service as Secretary. What sort of gift would be suitable?
The minutes page has been updated and reports on all recent meetings are now available.
Comments on the planning application for 54 new houses to the west of Gavinton had to be made by 27th April 2013.
Click here for access to the full proposal and the Community Council's submission.
The village green in Gavinton
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
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.
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.