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

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.  

Carstamon Wood

Carstramon Wood
Around the Doon of Carstramon at the top of Carstramon Wood are many ancient beech trees.  Climbing heaven! More.



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


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.

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.  

Contact Us

If you have an event or activity taking place which you would like listed on the website contact us at

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

Find us on Facebook