Community Centre

Community Centre


The Building

The building is at the corner of Dromore Road and Garden Street and is adjacent to the Medical Centre and the Primary School. The building was formerly used as the Gatehouse School, and in 1985 it was taken over by the local community.

The building has recently undergone major refurbishment and provides space for a wide range of community events, for use by community groups and for meetings.



The building contains 4 corner rooms, each approximately 27 ft x 19 ft . For the foreseeable future 2 of these rooms, the Bunker (room 1) and the Snooker Room (room 5), are likely to be sub-let on a long term basis. Another corner room is currently laid out as a Meeting Room (room 3) with large tables in the middle of the floor. The last room is known as the Lounge (room 4). The Meeting Room and Lounge are currently bookable, subject to availability, with the charge being £10 per hour.The main hall has a usable space of 53 ft x 20 ft and is also bookable at £12 per hour.

To make a booking please call in to Franca Bruno's shop opposite the car park entrance, or phone the shop on 07707 686109 during business hours.

The information we will need is:

• your name
• the organisation that you represent
• which room you would like to book
• the date and time this room is required and for how long
• your contact telephone number
• if possible a contact email address
A member of the management team will get back to you ASAP thereafter.


Click to download pdf plan of the Centre

Special Places


There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  More.  

Cambret Moor

Cambret Moor
A stone circle consisting of a central stone and circle of 28 smaller boulders.  The interior of the circle was strewn with smaller cobble-sized stones. 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.  

The Mill on the Fleet

The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. More.  

Dundrennan Abbey

Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. Historic Scotland: Read more.  

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The website is managed by the Gatehouse Development Initiative.  Contact us at or phone 01557 814458.

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