Businesses in and around the town

If you need to contact any of the businesses in Gatehouse of Fleet please remember to mention that you saw them on the Gatehouse of Fleet web site!




 The Book and Art Shop

Watercolours, oil paintings, etchings and prints. Specialising mainly in the 1920s and 1930s. Secondhand and antiquarian books.
15 High Street, Gatehouse DG7 2HR
Phone: (01557) 814506

Cocketts Beds Mattresses made for you.  "New to Galloway"   
Mattresses and Beds for all Budgets.  Odd sizes and shapes a speciality.  07706 226 924    01556 288 732  Call or email for personal attention and we are always happy to visit you to discuss your mattress needs.  Workshop behind Wilkies in Castle Douglas.

Galloway Kilts
Traditional kiltmaker based in The Kiosk in the main carpark in Gatehouse.  Information and advice.  Accessories.  Visitors welcome.

Cally Gardens - Specialist perennial plant nursery within an 18th century walled garden.

Cree Landscapes Ltd.
Under new management: For all of your gardening needs        
Routine maintenance of lawns and hedges. Installation  of  paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences and general landscaping.
01557 840327

Cream O' Galloway
Home-made ice cream, restaurant, nature and play trails, wild life and picnic sites. Very popular with families.
Phone: (01557) 814040

Garvellan Books
The Bookshop in the Mill on the Fleet.  New and secondhand books.
Web: Garvellan Books

Furniture by Sue "New to Galloway"  
Leather chesterfields and upholstery, leather repairs a speciality. Please call 07426 110 576 or 07706 226 924   Call or email for personal attention and we are always happy to visit you to discuss your upholstery needs.  Workshop behind Wilkies in Castle Douglas.

The Potting Shed
Phone: (01557) 815033

Fleet Health & Safety
Based in Gatehouse of Fleet. Simple solutions for all your health and safety requirements. We offer practical and easy to understand advice.
Phone: (01557) 335067 or 07872 960120

Fleet Gallery
The gift shop with a difference!
7-9 Fleet Street, DG7 2JT
Phone: (01557) 814228

The Franca Bruno Company
Unit 1, Fleetside Enterprise Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JY Jewellery Shop: Rutherford Hall, High Street, Gatehouse.
Designer using beads and semi-precious stones, tartan beads, Celtic bridal jewellery, commissions and repairs, restringing/knotting necklaces etc. also proprietors of The Victorian Ring Box Company, a range of unique ring boxes based on victorian ring box designs.
Phone: (01557) 814466
Fax (01557) 814054

Online Shop: The Franca Bruno Shop

Galloway Kilts
Traditional kiltmaker.  Handmade kilts - made to measure - tartans and accessories.
Based in the Kiosk in the main car park in Gatehouse.

Phone: (01557) 814048

Galloway Eco Store
Providing information, inspiration and a sustainable approach to our planet & the people on it. Find out more about going green and purchase products that are eco friendly. Online shop includes ethical, Fairtrade, eco friendly, organic & renewable energy products.

Galloway Lodge Preserves

We are a family run company in Gatehouse-of-Fleet in the heart of Galloway, devoted to making delicious marmalades, jams, chutneys, jellies and mustard for over 30 years.Galloway Lodge Preserves is the home of the world famous Poacher's Pickle® one of our most popular products. Phone: (01557) 814007


the Gatehouse of Fleet Artist Co-op was started in February 2007 to showcase the work of artists in this small but creative community in south west Scotland. The Co-op currently represents six artists; five painters and one maker. Visit the website here.

Laggan Outdoor
Laggan Outdoor is an outdoor activity centre just 4 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet.  Offering something for all the family, you can choose from Segway tours, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery, to Jeep driving, Mountain Boarding & Mountain Balling.  Booking is essential and the centre is open all year round.

The Mill on the Fleet
Phone: (01557) 814099

Norman Taylor Photography
Laundry Cottage, Cally Woods, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2DJ

Richard Brinley
Gatehouse painter Richard Brinley specialises in oil paintings of the landscape around Gatehouse. A selection of work can be viewed on his website or by appointment at his studio. Laurelbank Gallery, 77 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS
Tel 01557 814442.

providing a wide range of groceries and newspapers.
Phone: (01557) 815050

Boots the Chemist
Phone: (01557) 814210

ThirtyFour Salon
Phone: (01557) 814326

Williamson & Henry
Solicitors and Estate Agents - open on Tuesdays.
Phone: (01557) 814293
Main office in Kirkcudbright:
Phone: (01557) 330692

Bracken Wood
For information about the Bracken Wood housing development.

Services & Amenities

Tourist Information Centre
open Easter until 31st October.
Mill on the Fleet
Phone: (01557) 814099

Doctors Surgery
Phone: (01557) 814437

The Bank of Scotland,
open three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Phone: (01557) 814347

Post Office
(also sells stationary, cards and toys).
Phone: (01557) 814201

Veterinary Surgeon:
Jessiman and Moore, Kirkcudbright.
Phone: (01557) 330632

Gatehouse of Fleet Library
is run by the Dumfries and Galloway Library Service, has a good selection of books, and can obtain most books not held in Gatehouse.
Phone: (01557) 814646

Above the library is the office of the Gatehouse Chartered Accountant, Mr A. J. Innes.
Phone: (01557) 815060


Visit Gatehouse Churches for further information.  Click here.

Recent News

European project gets under way

Gatehouse Development Initiative has teamed up with five other groups from across Europe to develop a project designed to bring together older people, younger people and the wider community to share knowledge and help protect the local environment. The project will see older members of the community passing on traditional skills to young people and the community undertaking landscape management projects.

As Local Authorities withdraw from providing services across Europe, volunteer groups must step in, if key features of the local landscape such as core paths or, here at Gatehouse, the town hall garden, for example, are to be maintained.

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Riverbank Play Park Campaign

The residents of Riverbank in Gatehouse are currently fundraising for a new play park for the young people as the current installation is over 25 years old and no longer fit for purpose.  The Dumfries and Galloway Council are no longer able to provide new play parks and it is up to the residents to fundraise, to design, and to procure their own playpark.  So far the intitial research has been carried out into what is needed, possible suppliers contacted and tenders received from the preferred suppliers.  A supplier has now been chosen and a range of equipment selected which the children would like to see in their new park. 

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Gatehouse Horticultural Show 2017

Gatehouse Horticultural Society 2017 Annual Show held on Saturday 26th August at Gatehouse Community Centre

Well what a show, a great turnout with lots of entries and new, and not so new, faces who came along with a great collection of exhibits.

The show was opened by the President Joe Proudlock who introduced Sara-Leigh Cain in his usual entertaining way, Sara-Leigh presented the trophies to the winners and thanked everyone for coming along and taking part.  A strong emphasis on working together as a community was made by Sara-Leigh to keep the vibrancy of Gatehouse going.

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Big hearted gardeners brave the rain

Heavy rain did not worry Gatehouse's Nurture in Nature group, who came well prepared to plant out begonias at the Town Hall garden.  A group of five small children and their parents, later joined by others eagerly set to work and planted out two big boxes of begonias, which had been kindly donated by Dumfries and Galloway council.  

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Restoring the Town Hall garden

A grant of £200 awarded to the Gatehouse Development Initiative will help restore the Town Hall garden, which the Local Authority is no longer able to maintain.  With the Council’s agreement volunteers have already begun to restore this garden which is much loved by visitors and locals alike.  This activity is part of the Volunteering Matters Action Earth campaign which is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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