Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council

view of Gavinton

New on the Site

TOMORROW The Boyds in Concert

Cinema Programme Changes

Fogo Nursery 40th anniversary

Church Services to end November

Changes to Community Council

Community Cinema Autumn Programme

Next Presentation at the Community Cinema

The Lives of Others Wednesday 29th October



Coat of Arms
Community Council
Gavinton Village Hall
Community Cinema
Fogo Nursery
Yesterday & Today
Langton Church
Diamond Jubilee
Things to Do

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

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.

West Gavinton Development Latest - Public Meeting

There will be a Public Meeting in Gavinton Village Hall on Sunday 26th October at 7pm to discuss the revised plans for the development of 54 houses between the village and the playing field. The discussion will focus on changes in the plans since the last public meeting in October 2012.

This is probably the last opportunity for public consultation on this development.

The CC will use the meeting to help it frame its official response to the proposal. This response will be formulated during the CC meeting on Monday 3rd November at 7.30pm.

Individuals can submit comments directly to SBC but this must be done by 24th October 2014.

Click here for access to further information 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