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

IMPORTANT NOTICE
West Gavinton Development Latest

At a meeting of the Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council on December 16th, a decision was made over our representation at a forthcoming SBC Planning Meeting concerning the West Gavinton Development.

It was decided that Keith Dickinson (Chair) should represent the GFPCC. The date of the meeting has not yet been fixed. Members of the public who lodged a written objection will be contacted by SBC in due course with details of the date and time of the meeting and the SBC “Public Speaking at Meetings Protocol”

The minutes of the meeting on 16th December where this was discussed can be accessed from the archive page.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.