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  • European Group visit Gatehouse

    European Group visit Gatehouse - Memoria Grundvig ProjectThe Mill on the Fleet was the venue for the 4th meeting of the EU funded Grundtvig Life Long Learning project, Memoria.  The purpose of the project is for members of the group to work together and learn from each others' experience, share best practice and come forward with proposals for taking forward ideas for using non material and cultural heritage to boost sustainable tourism. 

  • Knocktinkle

    Viewpoint Voices was a poetry workshop run by local Galloway poet Jean Atkin during September 2011.  The group used the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area viewpoint at Knocktinkle as a starting point for a series of short poems in cinquain form.

    The workshop was run as part of the first Day of the Region celebrations in Scotland, piloted in 2011 in five communities in Dumfries and Galloway.  The project was funded by Leader.

  • Viewpoint Voices

    ‘Come along on Monday 19 September to join a friendly group of Gatehouse residents who will be working on a new project with the National Scenic Areas (NSAs) of Dumfries and Galloway. 

    Called 'Viewpoint Voices' the idea is develop new writing inspired by these places.  Knocktinkle Viewpoint above Gatehouse is the inspiration for this group, who come from many different backgrounds and bring a variety of talents and perspectives. 

     

Special Places

Bluebells


Bluebells
During the early summer the woodlands around Gatehouse are carpeted with bluebells.  Both Castramont and Cally Woods are particularly popular for viewing them. More.  

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.  

Carsluith Castle


Carsluith Castle
Another local castle to the west of Gatehouse, a 16th century towerhouse, very well preserved and in the care of Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland:read 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.  

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.  

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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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