Day of the Region

From the Community Fayre in the Spring to the Day of the Region weekend, community groups have organised over 25 different Day of the Region events in Gatehouse.

School children have taken part in a sea shore project; they have sung in the Bunkeroo children's show and danced at the family ceilidh; they have joined in forest schools and magikal woodland walks, sung at the scout camp fire and helped to plant fruit trees in Garries park.  There have been practice sessions for green bowlers and there has been a tournament for the indoor bowlers.  There has has been expert coaching for snooker players, a dyking competition at Rainton and clearing work on the Fleet.  There has been the Mid summer Music Festival and a James Faed exhibition at the Mill on the Fleet. There has been foraging for wild foods.   High Street residents have displayed the history of their houses.

At the Community Centre over the Day of the Region weekend there was great interest in the family history project; there was crook making; there was lantern making and other activities for youngsters; there was a display of school children's and adults' poetry and children's art work and the WRI provided teas throughout the weekend.  the bunkeroo sang, there was dancing and folk singing.  Visitors to the Community Centre can now see the splendid photographs of the Fleet Street residents in 2000 and 2011. There is a new booklet on the early history of Gatehouse and there is now enough material for a photo record of the town.  The organisers would like to thank Dumfries and Galloway Leader for promoting the Day of the Region and all the different groups and individuals in Gatehouse who have made the celebrations possible.