The Grand Budapest Hotel, 5th September
Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council is exploring the possibility of bringing high speed wireless internet to our area.
A wireless network has been serving customers in Polwarth and Cothill for two years with high speed broadband. This is a major improvement over previous very slow broadband on BT landlines. One option is to expand this wireless network to cover our CC area.
This website gives you an idea of what to expect if the infrastructure was installed: www.briskona.com.
You will see that a telephone line is not needed for this service, and some people choose this option to avoid line rental (£17/month). Are you interested in a higher speed internet service for your property or business? If so, please take a moment to fill out our broadband survey at SurveyMonkey.
If you prefer you can download and print a hard copy of the survey.
We need to have all survey responses no later than Saturday 31 October 2015. This broadband proposal can only be realized if there is sufficient demand.
Information on Windfarms in the area has been moved to a new page.
On Monday 27 April, 2015, the planning application for 54 new houses in West Gavinton was approved by the SBC Buildings and Standards Committee, with conditions governing development, including phasing.
The approval gives details of a variety of conditions to be observed by the developer and is, therefore, well worth reading.
Click here for access to further information and all previous plans and documents.
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
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.
The village green in Gavinton
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.