Gatehouse Community

Gatehouse of Fleet has a thriving community with a wealth of activities and events throughout the year to suit most interests.

Gatehouse Community Council

Meetings of the Community Council take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Gatehouse Community Centre (unless otherwise stated).  Meetings are open to the public.  The minutes of past meetings are available on the Community Council page along with details of current Councillors and information on projects which the Council are currently engaged on.

The Gatehouse Development Initiative

The GDI meets on the last Wednesday of every other month in the Community Centre, at 7.30pm.  The Gatehouse Development Initiative exists for the benefit of the Gatehouse Community and provides a framework for the development of projects within the community.

The Mill on the Fleet

The Mill is a visitor and exhibition centre in the heart of the town based in one of the former Mill buildings.  As well as providing displays describing the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley, the Mill runs a full programme of temporary exhibitions, provides the town's tourist information service in partnership with Visit Scotland, and hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

The Community Centre

The Community Centre has recently benefited from a major refurbishment programme and is used by many groups and clubs within the town.  It provides a venue for large events and rooms which can be booked for meetings and other activities.  The building included kitchen facilities.

The Gatehouse Gala

The Gala takes place every year at the end of July/beginning of August. (Gala Day, at the end of the week always falls on the first Saturday of August).

Clubs and Societies

The town has many sporting and social clubs to cater for most interests.

Churches

The Churches Together page provides full details of church service times and planned events.


Recent News

Restoration work completed

The scaffolding surrounding the Rutherford monument has been taken down, the security fencing removed  and the last of the pointing at the foot of the monument finished.  The monument is now restored to its former glory.
 
To celebrate the restoration of the monument there will be a talk in the Mill on the Fleet on 26th October by Professor John Coffey of Leicester University.  In the meantime the Gatehouse Development Initiative will be preparing an information board on Samuel Rutherford and the monument which will be placed in the Mill on the Fleet and we will also be producing a trail leaflet.
 

Dyking competition to be held at Drummuckloch Gatehouse

A dyking competition is to be held at Drummuckloch to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding in Gatehouse of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.  Thirty years earlier Colonel Rainsford-Hannay of Cardoness, concerned at the decline in the number of dykers had established the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Drystane Dyking Committee.  It was this organisation which grew into the national body in 1965.

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Work gets underway on Rutherford monument

 The spell of find weather has created the perfect conditions to get the scaffolding up to the Rutherford monument.  The scaffolding arrived on 4th June and was immediatley taken up to the monument.   Work should be completed by the end of the week allowing Luce Bay construction to start work on taking down and rebuilding the top sections of the monument.

 

European project to meet in Gatehouse

Representatives from 5 different  countries will gather in Gatehouse on 5th and 6th June to discuss progress on a European project.  The Gatehouse Development Initiative is part of the Erasmus+ project Eco-management, yesterday's knowledge, tomorrow's know-how.

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Cally Gardens to open under new ownership

Cally gardens will open again on 17th April and entry will be free.The gardens, which were put on the market in the New Year have been bought by Kevin Hughes, who ran a specialist nursery, Kevin Hughes Plants, in Wiltshire.  Kevin stresses that there is a lot of work to do to get the gardens looking at their best but he has brought a good selection of plants with him from Wiltshire and there is still stock at Cally, so he is keen to get the gardens up and running and welcome visitors as soon as possible.

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Contact Us

If you have an event or activity taking place which you would like listed on the website contact us at contact@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk.

The website is managed by the Gatehouse Development Initiative.  Contact us at GDI@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk or phone 01557 814458.


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