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  • Community Survey

    The Community Council organised a survey of residents in February this year to guage opinion on a range of community topics and to seek suggestions and ideas to make Gatehouse better.  600 surveys were distributed and there were 58 replies with a good mix of views and suggestions. The resilts are available here as a pdf download.


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  • Memories weekend raises great interest

    Events in Gatehouse connected with the photograph collection of William McMurray raised great interest when they were displayed in the Community Centre. 

  • European project group visits Gatehouse

    A Grundtvig European Life Long Learning project group visited Gatehouse on 28 and 29 May to look at what the Gatehouse Development Initiative is doing to promote the local rural heritage.

  • Sunshine greets Trusty's hill Trainees

    The sun shone brightly as participants gathered at the Mill on the Fleet for the start of the Trusty's Hill Guided Walk Training Day organised as part of the All Our Stories Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dark Ages Project. 

  • Trusty's Hill Excavation

    Exciting finds shed light on Dark Ages Galloway.

  • Salty tales from the seashore!

    21 pupils aged between 7 and 9 years from Gatehouse Primary School have just celebrated the completion of their seashore project, with an artwork for the school which is a reminder of creative and busy learning days on the beach at Cardoness and in the classroom.

Special Places

The Bakehouse


The Bakehouse
Formerly a bakery, and still featuring the original oven, the Bakehouse in the High Street is an arts venue promoting the literary arts live.  Poetry readings and associated events take place most months.  More.  

Beaches


Fantastic Beaches
The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick.  More.  

Clints


The Clints of Dromore
The Clints are a striking granite escarpment at the top of the valley, best visited from Scottish Natural Heritage's visitor centre at Dromore.  The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct is close by. More.  

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.
 

Cardoness Shore


Cardoness Shore
As the tide goes out the many rocky islets are gradually uncovered around the edge of the shore, excellent for rockpooling. More.  

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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