Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council and other organisations in the area will be arranging a number of events to commemorate Her Majesty's ascension to the throne in 1952.
Details of these events will be added to this page as they become available with the latest additions appearing at the top.
The weather in Gavinton was very much better than it had been in London for the River Pageant, though it was a little cool for June. That didn't deter a good turnout of villagers and friends who enjoyed a Diamond Jubilee Lunch in the Village Hall and on the green.
A selection of photographs can be seen in this picture gallery
Not to be outdone by the grown-ups, the children of Fogo Nursery planted their own Jubilee Tree. The tree is a horse chestnut, grown from a conker which a previous generation planted some seven years ago in the playground planter.
It was decided at the Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council meeting on 9th January this year that some trees could be planted to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Fogo tree, a Davidia (or handkerchief tree) provided by Stichill Forest Nurseries, was planted on Friday 24th February by Lisa Chernoff. Lisa was one of the driving forces behind the new footbridge at Fogo and the village thought it would be nice to honour her major contribution in this way.
Cllr Frances Renton commented “I’m delighted that Lisa was asked to plant this tree. She was the driving force behind the idea that reinstated the bridge over the River Blackadder at Fogo. I remember when we were working together on preparing various funding applications to build the John Hunter Bridge she worked tirelessly in order to achieve a highly successful result from the Heritage Lottery Fund”.
Lisa Chernoff said “I feel so honoured to have been invited to plant this lovely tree. I see it as a very welcome contribution to the village, and hope that it gives many years of enjoyment to everyone who walks the Core Path to the footbridge”.