'Saving Santa' and 'Pride' both Saturday 20th December
At the Community Council Meeting held on 3rd November 2014 the formal response to the planning application was discussed and agreed. The full submission can be read as a pdf file by clicking here.
The minutes of the meeting complete with the submission can be accessed from the archive page.
Click here for access to further information and all previous plans and documents.
Barry Phethean is moving away from Gavinton to be closer to other members of his family.
In view of his long service to the village, as chairman of the village hall committee and bearer of the haggis at the annual Burns Supper, a farewell party was held in his honour on 8th November in the form of a Burns supper.
As well as a celebration cake, Barry was presented with the insignia of 'Hero of Gavinton'. All his friends wish Barry HOG the very best in his new home.
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