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

IMPORTANT NOTICE
West Gavinton Development Latest

SBC Decision Meeting on 54 new houses in West Gavinton

The SBC Planning and Buildings Standards Committee will meet at 10am on Monday 27th April at Council Headquarters to consider planning permission for the erection of 54 dwelling houses in West Gavinton.   

If approved, this development will represent the single largest change in the village structure since its establishment in 1759.  We hope that as many people as possible will attend the meeting to show the strength of feeling in the village.  

The meeting agenda is available on the  SBC website.

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

Community Council AGM

Notice is given that the AGM of Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council is being held on Tuesday 5th May at 7:30pm in Gavinton Village Hall, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Your House Heated by Oil?

Since 2013, Tim Jackson has co-ordinated the Polwarth Oil Group. Now, the area that can be included has been extended to take in Gavinton and other properties within about 3 miles of Polwarth.

By arranging deliveries on the same day to multiple addresses it is possible to make savings. Click here for full details.