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The Gatehouse Development Initiative is a keen supporter of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and hopes that, over time, the existence of the Biosphere will help to encourage sustainable development across South West Scotland. Biospheres are recognised by UNESCO and the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is the only Biosphere in Scotland, so this provides are real opportunity for communities within the Biosphere to benefit from association with this internationally recognised designation.
The book has been attracting extensive interest since its publication less than a month ago – in part because it taps into Scotland’s fascination about what the referendum revealed about the country and its people.
Big Lit imports leading contemporary writers to darkest Dumfries and Galloway and provides a showcase for talent from the south west
Booker nominee Michèle Roberts will be one of the main attractions at Big Lit when she runs a workshop on writing about sex.
Organisers have today unveiled the programme for the four-day book festival in Gatehouse of Fleet from 16 to 19 April.
In the mid nineteenth century the factor at Cally did many water colour sketches within the woods at Cally and a hundred years ago William McMurray took a number of photographs of Cally but neither of them drew or photographed the Temple.
Those from Gatehouse and District who Served in World War 1, compiled by Margaret Wright is a new 186 page book recording the people connected with Gatehouse of Fleet who served in the First World War. The book accompanies the exhibition Gatehouse Folk in the Great War which will continue in the Mill on the Fleet Exhibition Centre till the end of October.